Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Blue Top Tables

table makeover, painted furniture, vintage tables, Howard's Restor-A-Finish
I will swear these three tables have blue tops.

I used a pale blue.

The three tables are part of downsizing.





This table was a standard in the bedroom corner.

Came out at Christmas to display a manger.

Have to remember it is no longer available.







This table was a standard in the den.

Held seasonal displays including a small Christmas tree.

Have to remember it is no longer available.





Under the burlap a pot-burnt surface.

Yes, that is a mahogany table.

Yes, I have sworn countless times NOT to paint any more mahogany furniture pieces.





This table was a standard in the breakfast room - formerly part of Horror Monster, my once-beloved craft stash.

Held metal file boxes of paper supplies and craft books.



I have to remember ...

No, I don't have to remember because ALL the craft stuff is GONE!





Peeled off several layers of adhesive paper to discover a whole lot of ugly.

Decided to wash and scrub.

 Multiple times!







Somewhat better.















Sanded the tops of all three.

Scrubbing the bases several times.










All the tops now smooth as glass.

All the bases were treated with Howard's Restor-A-Finish. (Not a sponsor)








Right cute little group.

Great little work tables, but they never made it back in the house.

Straight to the truck for a ride to the booth.







I waited until dusk to prove the tops are blue!










See y'all!



The Mannington/ Revive floor we chose is featured here: Revive Floors

Want to see our kitchen renovation? Read the series!

Kitchen Reno - The Day Before

Kitchen Reno - Day One - Demolition

Kitchen Reno - Day Two

Kitchen Reno - Day Three

Kitchen Reno Week Two Day One - Dry Wall 

Kitchen Reno Week Two Day Two - More Dry Wall 

Kitchen Reno Week Two Day Three - Cabinets 

Kitchen Table Dream 

Kitchen Reno Week Four Tuesday 

Kitchen Reno Week Four Thursday 

Kitchen Pantry - Before and After 



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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Quickies - Sap Buckets

quick makeover, vintage sap buckets, fall decorRemember the old sap buckets from Vermont featured on Friday finds?

After carrying them around for a few days, I realized the rust was smearing all over me and the car.






But I did love that rusty, crusty look.

I did not wish to lose that patina.









Used a wash of watered-down white acrylic paint.

Let the rust shine through.

Several coats of clear wax inside and out.








Notice I took the liberty of stamping "VERMONT" on the bottom edge of each bucket.








The only problem was the buckets locked together when stacked.

While filling them with newspaper, I thought about my Dollar Tree stash of pumpkins, straw, and ravens.



Time to put all to a good use.



Fun fall decor.

There are eight of them.


Booth W-10 Riverfront Antique Mall North Augusta, SC



See y'all!


The Mannington/ Revive floor we chose is featured here: Revive Floors

Want to see our kitchen renovation? Read the series!

Kitchen Reno - The Day Before

Kitchen Reno - Day One - Demolition

Kitchen Reno - Day Two

Kitchen Reno - Day Three

Kitchen Reno Week Two Day One - Dry Wall 

Kitchen Reno Week Two Day Two - More Dry Wall 

Kitchen Reno Week Two Day Three - Cabinets 

Kitchen Table Dream 

Kitchen Reno Week Four Tuesday 

Kitchen Reno Week Four Thursday 

Kitchen Pantry - Before and After 



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Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday Finds - Vintage Market Days

Vintage Market Days NE Georgia, Rusty and crusty finds. vintage sap buckets, vintage auto tagsSeveral weeks ago I attended the North Augusta Vintage Market Days at the Hippodrome.

A huge barn space with dirt floors.

No air conditioning.

However the dealers are varied and have great merchandise.

Some prices are a bit steep.

Other prices are just right.

And some dealers are willing to bundle if you take everything.

And you know how much I love to bundle.




I try to keep a few tags in the booth.

Chosen by color, age, state, and specialty.

Truck and trailer tags are sought.

Look for the number/letter combinations.

Like the Ohio ones pictured. 





Rusty and crusty from 1954.

Score!











Now for the bundle deals.

I was low on tin roof tiles.

Told the dealer I wanted all of them if the price was right.

The price was right.

Ended up with a few dozen.






If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen the red gates.

They are old fence sections cut like arched gates with handles added.

The backs are distressed white.


Told the dealer I wanted all of them if the price was right.

The price was right. 







Spied some large, heavy-duty vintage sap buckets.

Embossed with the metal company's name.

I thought there were only three.

Asked about more and the dealer found a total of eight.

And you know the rest of the story.

Yep, another bundle deal!

More on the sap buckets on my Quickies post Sunday.

Vintage Market Days on FB 


See y'all!



The Mannington/ Revive floor we chose for the kitchen renovation is featured here: Revive Floors

Want to see our kitchen renovation? Read the series!

Kitchen Reno - The Day Before

Kitchen Reno - Day One - Demolition

Kitchen Reno - Day Two

Kitchen Reno - Day Three

Kitchen Reno Week Two Day One - Dry Wall 

Kitchen Reno Week Two Day Two - More Dry Wall 

Kitchen Reno Week Two Day Three - Cabinets 

Kitchen Table Dream 

Kitchen Reno Week Four Tuesday 

Kitchen Reno Week Four Thursday 

Kitchen Pantry - Before and After 



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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Blah Beige Bookshelf


I needed a blah little bookshelf for the booth.

Enough room to stack quilts or books or anything odd-shaped.








Found this for half off at the thrift on the way home one afternoon.

Perfect for what I needed. 

Sturdy, sturdy little fellow.

Needed a light sanding and some cleaning.




Light spray of Navajo White (Rust-Oleum).

Used up another odd can of paint.













Another light sanding to distress the edges.










Dark oak wax followed by a clear coat of wax to even out the streaks.

Yes, it is a blah beige bookshelf.





But it was needed!

Take a good look at my private little jungle of lantana, ginger lilies, clematis and various other perennials because they will not be around next year.

It's a spider hangout.

And I am NOT going to go through another summer of spider attacks!

See y'all!


Want to see our kitchen renovation? Read the series!

Kitchen Reno - The Day Before

Kitchen Reno - Day One - Demolition

Kitchen Reno - Day Two

Kitchen Reno - Day Three

Kitchen Reno Week Two Day One - Dry Wall 

Kitchen Reno Week Two Day Two - More Dry Wall 

Kitchen Reno Week Two Day Three - Cabinets 

Kitchen Table Dream 

Kitchen Reno Week Four Tuesday 

Kitchen Reno Week Four Thursday 

Kitchen Pantry - Before and After 



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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Laundry Room


laundry room renovation, kitchen renovation
Looking in from the old kitchen anyone can tell we desperately needed a renovation for the laundry room.

In the tiny space under the stairs the hot water heater, dryer and washer resided.







The washer with the dryer vent hose draped around it to reach the outside.















Originally we planned a bigger renovation to move the wall on the right into the kitchen area.

The contractor suggested removing the hot water heater and installing a tankless one outside.

The floor in this space had to be removed and replaced.




The huge soffits were removed to give the illusion of more space.














Instead of a naked light bulb I now have a very bright LED light in the laundry room.













The new washer has a different profile which leaves space for a hamper next to it.











The dryer rotated into the space where the hot water heater once was.

Vented under the floor to the outside.









The previous dryer space is now a space for baskets and bins for washing essentials.

This may change if I can find a small cabinet allowing access to the washer on the right and the dryer on the left.










The smallest of things delight me about the new space - like having a hamper in the laundry room.

Not having to shimmy through an eight-inch space between the dryer and the doorway to get to the washer.

Having a space to fold and hang clothes in the laundry room.



Having continuous hot water.

I have taken a few thirty-minute hot showers.

I am a fan of tankless hot water heaters!

Thank you, Lee, for figuring a way for us to have the space without moving a wall.

More photos later as we gradually decide what to hang on the walls.


See y'all!


Thanks, Lee at
Lee Graybeal Renovate2Day - Graybeal , LLC


The Mannington/ Revive floor we chose is featured here: Revive Floors

Want to see our kitchen renovation? Read the series!

Kitchen Reno - The Day Before

Kitchen Reno - Day One - Demolition

Kitchen Reno - Day Two

Kitchen Reno - Day Three

Kitchen Reno Week Two Day One - Dry Wall 

Kitchen Reno Week Two Day Two - More Dry Wall 

Kitchen Reno Week Two Day Three - Cabinets 

Kitchen Table Dream 

Kitchen Reno Week Four Tuesday 

Kitchen Reno Week Four Thursday 

Kitchen Pantry - Before and After 



Lee Graybeal Renovate2Day - Graybeal , LLC




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