Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Kitchen Table Dream

Industrial kitchen table, mason's mortar board, farmhouse table
Many of the changes in the kitchen were from my dreams.

One of my dreams was what the new kitchen table would look like.

It had to be crusty and rusty.

And distressed.

Yet usable as an eating surface.

Also it had to have an industrial look.

So here is my dream kitchen table.




It all started at a garage sale down the street. Melissa always has great things left over from her design business.

Two pieces of distressed wood were being used as tables for smalls.

My niece Leia spied them first and pointed out there was my kitchen table.




Alas, Melissa said they were spoken for, but she had one extra over in a corner.

1940's mason table top.

Years of mixing mortar.

Zinc-wrapped ends.

Carriage bolts to hold the slats together.





Genuine lime-washed pickled finish.

Rough from the embedded gravel bits.

There was only one person to make this a table.

Jerry Adams, a fellow dealer at Riverfront Antique Mall, is an excellent builder of rustic furniture.





He sanded the top and gave it the soft sheen of multiple coats of satin varnish.

He found old casters to use.

The top alone weighs about sixty pounds - I needed a way to roll it back and forth.







Then Jerry created this base and distressed it with gray paint.

The shelf and the angled legs add to the table's beauty.

The top can be unscrewed from the brackets underneath.





It took four of us to tote it around the house and into the kitchen.















We have enjoyed our meals around the table.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I am obsessed with this table.

I will show it again when I reveal the breakfast room completed.

Thanks, Jerry.

It is my dream come to life.


See y'all!










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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Magnolia Ridge Antiques & Art Gathering 2017

Ridge Spring, Magnolia Ridge Arts & Antiques Gathering, vintage fair, architectural savage
The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated.

Exhaustion from the kitchen renovation - yes, we are suffering.





Is it over?

No, not yet.

So on to the pleasant things I did manage to enjoy in the last two months.

Like the Magnolia Ridge Antiques & Art Gathering.

Because of the kitchen, I was not able to set up and sell, but there was time to shop.

No room to buy much.

The orange mail box is an iconic piece in Ridge Spring, SC.

It welcomes you onto the grounds of Magnolia Ridge which is a working farm and horse training site.






Familiar dealers showed up to sell on a glorious May Saturday.

All kinds of vintage items.

Yes, even the kitchen sink!





The back of the farmhouse with its red roof and deep back porch.









I was looking for crates and architectural items and there was no lack of them.












Among several small items was this pair of sidelights from a doorway.

They were mine!

(I was to first to spy them or they would not have been mine!)







Just needed a bit of cleaning.















Not sure what to call the type of glass - sort of lacy.

Looks like ice.

Beautiful green patina.

Unfortunately they are too long for over the counter in the new kitchen.

I am hanging on to them in case I find another place to use them.






On the way out of Ridge Spring we had to stop at Stuff & Things.

Found the old bench.

I posted it on Instagram as the perfect piece for the new laundry room.

Alas, after the washer and dryer were delivered, it was in the way of the dryer door by two inches.

C'est la vie!

Not sure if I am keeping it.

It may be headed to the booth.

I will admit to some laziness - I have gotten quite addicted to posting on Instagram.

However, every time I think about leaving the blogging world, something draws me back in.

Like friends.


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Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday Finds Me In Love With A Dumpster

dumpster love, blue patina, rusty and crusty things
It was love at first sight.

A blue rusty, crusty dumpster.

Oh, wow!

It has patina plus.





There are letters.















And rusty spots.















And numbers.

















 
Oh, did I mention the blue?
















 And more to love.
















The only blemish is a black spot.

On the "K".

Maybe it's Special K?










Rust on the numbers.

My heart swoons.












Look at all the shades of blue. 













A few more rusty bits.













I especially loved this connector bar.
















So am I crazy for falling for a dumpster who is here today and gone tomorrow?

No, I often take photos for backgrounds.

These images may show up on a future project.

It's just a passing fling.


See y'all!






Want to keep up with 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  











Due to construction, I will be unable to set up at the annual Magnolia Ridge Antiques and Art Gathering. However, I will definitely be a shopper!  Hope to see you there.






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Thursday, May 18, 2017

A Pool Makeover


pool liner, pool makeover
When you are right in the middle of a kitchen renovation, why not go ahead with a pool renovation?


Yes, it's a crazy idea.

We did not plan for the projects to overlap, but the first liner came in on a pallet with nails stuck through the box.

So a new liner was rushed through.

As the water is pumped from the pool, the old liner gradually slides off.

By the way, all the water was chemical-free so the pool was emptied into the front yard.

NOT into the storm drain.


The old liner is the original one from 1993.

It had a blue tile-look border around the top, white walls, and a blue marble-look floor.

All bleached after years of use.

In fact, no one had heard of a liner lasting that long.







After the old liner had been cut out, the foam on the concrete walls was checked.

Looks UGLY, but actually is in good shape. and did not need replacing.







All the surfaces were vacuumed.












The new liner draped and tucked.

You know that vinyl smell when you open a new shower liner?

Multiply that times a hundred. 







Before the lounge spa and the steps could be cut out, the water level had to come up to push the liner and smooth the wrinkles.




Being use to years of the white liner, I had an uh-oh moment when I saw this blue one.





A vacuum was attached to suck the air from behind.

New filter and all new above ground pipes were replaced.




The pool did not look so blue after the water was to the correct height.

Now to put in the step handles, clean the deck, and place the table and chairs.

AND go swimming!

Thank you, Travis Taylor Pools.



See y'all!


Want to keep up with 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   






Due to construction, I will be unable to set up at the annual Magnolia Ridge Antiques and Art Gathering. However, I will definitely be a shopper!  Hope to see you there.






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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Kitchen Reno Week Two Day Three - Cabinets

kitchen renovation, cabinets, remodel
Last Thursday was the day I had been looking forward to for over a month.

I finally got to see my new cabinets!

Antique white cottage style.

There is a pewter glaze around the framing.

And hand-rubbed detail of distressing on the corners.

This is the pantry.

Floor to ceiling.



Kitchen wall of cabinets across from the sink.

The uppers will be glass.

The counter tops have not been installed.





You can see the slight pewter in this picture.













My fridge is finally centered down the pantry area.















Yes, I am slightly obsessed with the cabinets.

Even though, as Chucks likes to point out, I cannot reach a third of them!












Stove and sink area - no uppers.

A vent hood is being fabricated for me to distress as I like.
















This will be Chucks' coffee station.

He is excited about his own little space with drawers to drop all his stuff when arriving home.

We went to choose a ceiling fan for the breakfast room and he actually got interested in a pendant light for this space.








From the breakfast room to the fridge.

















One last look.

I am reusing the barley twist handles from the old cabinets.

In the middle of painting and distressing them.

Just count how many there are!






 

See y'all



Want to keep up with 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  











Due to construction, I will be unable to set up at the annual Magnolia Ridge Antiques and Art Gathering. However, I will definitely be a shopper!  Hope to see you there.






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