Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Light Break

This past week was extremely busy for me. Hunting and gathering at estate, garage and city-wide sales, an antique show, and my redesign yesterday. I'm still recovering.

So, I decided to take it a little easy and do some organizing and smaller redesigns today. As I worked, I realized that my paint color of choice and everything I sorted through seemed to be in various shades of white and cream.

The firescreen above was black when I got it. I gave it a grey/blue undertone and went over it with a white wash. I think the roses have more character with the multi-layering.

The frames in these shots.....

started out with this horrifying finish.

I'm sorry, does anyone out there like this speckled mess? I gave them a dark undertone, and did a worn white finish.

Here are a few items I picked up at sales this past week.

Love the florals on these two wall hangings......

and this vintage carrier, with architectural bits.

Another busy week ahead. My son graduates from High School tomorrow, and a pile of furniture awaits redesign, followed by more hunting, gathering...........


  1. Great Finds!
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

  2. I love that firescreen! The frames are beautiful too and so are all of your great finds. I wish I could shop where you do!!

  3. Beautiful frames, I can use them for my gallery wall. I'm actually looking for a couple of round frames. And no, I don't like that speckled mess either, reason why I also painted my frames. Congratulations to your son on his graduation!
    Marianne :)

  4. Beautiful finds. I can't say I ever get that lucky. But I might start venturing further for community sales. I like hitting 10 in an hour. Do you really seam to have luck at estate sales?

  5. The vintage carrier is awesome. Nice find! And congrats to your son on his graduation!


  6. Wow! I want to shop where you shop!! I love those pieces you got this past week! And the frames and that fire screen-- fantastic! I'm a big fan of white paint as well -- so fresh and clean looking!

  7. Love what youve done, the screen is really pretty,
    Celeste, victoriantailor.com

  8. Rosemary that firescreen is dreamy!! And congratulations to your son! Vanna

  9. Love what a little paint can do! That firescreen is so romantic with all that detail work. Funny about the speckled mess - we picked up a piano off craigslist that was covered in that speckled mess. Horrifying. I've been slowly stripping it off. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm hosting my monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays party and would love it if you linked up something you made/did/bought before blogging. The link will be open til next week. Can't wait to see what you bring to the party.

  10. The FireScreen was GoRgeOuS!*!*!
    Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  11. Speckled mess LOL...much better after Rosemary! Everything is gorgeous and a big congratulations to your son!!!

  12. OH my....love that screen...I want one! :) Have a wonderful weekend. ~

  13. Your re-do's are beautiful! And congrats to your son. Hope your weekend is wonderful.
    Blessings & hugs,

  14. Love your fire screen redo- looks so good in white! Congrats to your graduate!! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

  15. Yep...I'm still here! :o) But wanted to say a belated happy Graduation day to your son! A wonderful & blessed accomplishment... and here is to many more successes for him!

    Blessings & Aloha!


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