Preparations are getting into full swing for
and giving a refreshing facelift to some
items for sale has been really enjoyable
outside in the lovely sunny weather this week. . .
The gaudy gold of this 1960s cheval mirror
has been tempered with a fresh off-white,
rubbed back to reveal a shabby glimpse
of times past
I love the ornamental scrollwork, and I can just see
a DELICIOUS pair of shoes being displayed
on the drawer at the base!
This old travel trunk was covered in rather tired blue vellum
so I've turned it into a Map Chest with panels from
Vintage 1950s travel guides, lightly waxed
for added protection
it has brass capped corners and clasps, metal studs and
nautical rope for handles.
There's a useful lift-out tray inside which also got the map treatment!
This dinky little pine scrub-top table means
even the smallest kitchen gets the Farmhouse Look,
and best of all the legs un-bolt for ease of transport!
The legs and skirt have been painted and waxed,
the top simply sanded and left bare.
I've not removed the old ink stains and signs of pre-love-
we all know it's what makes these vintage pieces SO unique :)
I'd better get back to work now. . .