Friday, July 30, 2010
Next Big News is My Sweet Thomas is going to be on TV Saturday Night. He will be on Late Night Whim Style at 11:30 CST On Fox WDFX. Not only is he the Sweetest Man and Most Wonderful Husband who builds all these great things for me to Paint and Finish For You...He also Writes and He has written a book and is working on another. His Books are For Sale at Vintage Chic on Foster Street Historic Down Town Dothan, Al. This is a link to his Blog...he is a funny, funny man.
OK...How do you like the table at the beginning of my post??? Yes, Thomas built it and he did a Fabulous Job as usual. It is perfect for a Kitchen, an Apartment or a Small Dinning Room. The Table Alone works well as a Sofa Table or Writing Desk. It measures 53 Inches in Length, 34 5/8 Inches wide and Stands 31 Inches Tall. It has the Bread Board End...$75 !! Take a closer look at the legs
Yes..Too Sweet. I love the contrast of the White and The Stained Top..All Rough center cut Oak, I sanded and did a mixture of stains to get just the right color then I put on a Clear Coat so sit anything on it....I can See This Set on a Porch!!! Look closer at the Legs...
The Benches are $15 Each or.....Buy the Benches and The Table as a Set for $100 !!!!
They Measure 18 Inches Tall, 27 3/4 in Length and 10 1/2 in width.
Did you notice the Great Stone Ware Italian Pottery Bowl . Lots of Crazing ...But its not perfect, there is a crack and I guess that is one of the reasons I Love it! Imperfect just makes for more Personality! It is big and aged and perfect for fruit or fresh Veggies on your Bar or Table. Great on its on or add a Few Bright Blocks or Balls. $8.00.
Look at all this Very Cool Stuff. I have decided I really like letters..Words to just sit around. Here are some letters I thought would be great in your Child's Room, a Dorm Room...On a Shelf, a Desk, even the Kitchen Counter.
This can be used anywhere on anything with anything!! I Love Big Chunky Candle Holders!!!
This picture doesn't do it justice....Vibrant Colors $15.00
This is so Sweet, Bessie Pease Print. Just Sweetness $10.00.
Now on to another Great Piece of Furniture. Thomas Took an Old Door and did some Amazing Things....
I Just Love This....It is a Vanilla Distress, He kept the Old Embossed Door Knob.
It Measures 23 7/8 Inches in Width and 72 3/8 Inches Tall. Look at the Details. He Did all the Detailing. Take a Look at the Shelves, The Wonderful Scroll Work...He is an Amazing Person, as my Friend Donna says "He Does Good Work".
Sweet Top, Great Shelf for a Collection...
The Wonderful Old Embossed Door Knob in all it's Rusty Glory
But Buy them as a Pair $135.00.
Ok, That is all for today, but I will not stay away as long...Promise. Thanks to all of you ...You are so Wonderful to me. Thanks for your Business, Thanks for your Loyalty and Thanks for Visiting my Blog!!
Don't Forget My Friend Donna, She Makes Fabulous Signs....
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Sunday, July 11, 2010
I Love All the Original Brick Work around the foundation. Love is a Strong Word and Yes I will probably use it often it my process of showing you the possibilities that I see in this Sad House.
See? It is Old and Lovely and Worn. I think that the Brick speaks to me, it speaks of all the years it has stood fast and sturdy to support the many families that have lived within the walls of this house. I love the Brick!!
Notice one of the columns are missing...the front door is a metal glass thing of horrible gray. One side light is missing and the other is out of place. Nothing Original...it is all gone. But there is a door I found inside that I think may become the front. I don't know yet, but there will be a beautiful door and side lights. There will be a porch swing with cushy pillows meant for snuggling. There will be a couple of rockers for my grand daughters to sit and gossip and giggle in. And 4 Square columns that have been lost over time. I think Square columns will bring back the Cottage appeal of this Old Home.
Now, sit down...we are going in! It is scary. But try to envision with me the Beauty of what it can be.
Horrible wall paper, blinding burgundy and green carpet....horrible stuff. But I think I can remove all the paper, add some texture to the walls to give it a little something and I think I can live with this. I will carpet the den and add shutters to the windows. Fill it with Old and New furniture and learn to love it!
The side where you enter the kitchen.
Now, we are going into the kitchen and remember I have a vision for this kitchen....
Cabinets will go..a simple Farm house Style Cabinetry. I think in a linen with an olive green undertone on the cabinets. Just a hint of color. But I will be the one to finish them. I know the color, the know the exact texture that I want. Here are some inspirational photos....
Corian with so much movement. I think it will be perfect on the island. Mixed with the color I want the cabinets...I think I will like it with pale olive and black of the cabinetry...I think I have a plan! Here is another idea, I want a farm sink.. but Thomas likes a divided sink, so this one is not for sure.
I have a cabinet for the opposite wall that holds and displays all my Blue Willow, Flo Blue and Cobalt Glass ware. So...no eat in kitchen, just a couple of bar stools. The Dining room will serve its intended purpose!
Like this simple style as well. To be decided. Now I have given the floors great thought. I love Wood in the Kitchen. My friend Donna says no. I have had wood and tile. I have placed both in clients homes. But I want something unique for this home. I want to walk in and Love the Floors. So...if I am sure of nothing else, I am sure of the Floors I want in the Kitchen and Dining Room.
This is what I want. I have very eclectic taste. I have primitives, I have traditional and even French Furniture. So I want a floor that says...I was thought about, planned, wanted and I work with everything this crazy woman has lovingly placed on top of me!! Are y'all with me? Can you see this so far??
I don't want to over whelm you...so I am going to stop for the time being. I want your feedback. I want to know what you think about the plans I have so far. Leave me a message on my blog....please become a follower and come on this journey with me.
In other news...I am going to start painting the booth at Old South, and getting it ready to open. I plan on being open by the 17th of July. I will have Fabulous stuff just for you. Lots of re-purposed pieces....tons of custom build things by Thomas and lots of old comfortable things!! He has build a Fabulous Secretary from an Old Door. Wait until you see the Table he built....the legs are just perfect!! I have lots of accessories also!! Check back, I will have a coupon you can print to get 15% off everything in the booth for the Grand Opening!!
Donna of Tingle Lane Primitives will be joining me with her Wonderful Hand Made Signage.
I look forward to being back out there and taking care of all of you!! Remember I am only a phone call, email or text away! You can have a Warm, Welcoming Beautiful Home with out Spending a Fortune.
See You Soon..Try to Stay Cool!!