All stocked up at STARS and ready for the busy holiday weekend!

It’s September already tomorrow!!!!  Holey SMOKES this summer FLEW BY!!!  Stars always has a big 3-day sale over the Labor Day Weekend.  And while I don’t participate in the sales (because I keep my prices as LOW as possible ALL THE TIME!) I am ‘stocked to the hilt’ and ready for the busy sale days.


Triple stacked!

This night stand is a new arrival; as well as the vintage cake stand and cover.  The night stand is $49.95.

The cake stand is $39.95

ADORABLE vintage maple child size chairs;  painted my beachy blue.  I just took two of them in; priced at $21.95 each.

This updated vintage wood canister set is new too.   Pretty enough to use ANYWHERE in the house, not just the kitchen.  $39.00 for the set.

Beachified vintage wood bread box is $39.00.





Cute little wood bird cage clock.

Hand crafted WISH banner.

Old plastic sewing case with a pretty new paint job and handle.

Another updated vintage plastic sewing box.

This little blue folding metal shelf is $21.95.

I’m not sure WHAT possessed me to buy these vintage PINK canisters!?!?  For some reason they just ‘spoke to me’!

Cupcake trinket boxes.  The top opens up with room inside to store your treasures!


















Another do-over: shabby chic white to beachy blue

Even with as much painting and re-vamping as I do, I don’t always ‘get it right’; and some things just DON’T sell.  This shabby white coffee table for instance:

It’s a NICE solid maple table, very simple lines; would pretty much ‘go with’ any decor.

  Coffee and end tables usually sell very quickly for me at Stars.  So after this one sat, unsold for a good six months; AND rearranged at least a dozen times,  was time to re-think the paint job.  so I loaded it back in the car and brought it home.

Gave it a good sanding with my orbital sander and some COARSE sandpaper.  (had to be sure I got all those tan stamped designs off so they didn’t show through when I distressed again).  Painted it my GO TO color this time, beachy blue.

DOH!  Didn’t quite capture what I was attempting to in that photo.  Was trying to show the grooves in the legs!  I started off thinking I wanted to SAND and distress the legs with my orbital sander, just as I had done the table top.  But it was just ‘too much’ on the legs.  Made them look too busy.  So I quickly repainted the one leg I had sanded.

Then just added a dab of Ralph Lauren glaze to the routed spots on the legs and wiped it away so it ONLY stayed in the indent.

And there she is!  All freshly made over and ready to go to Stars later this week.

Newly stocked at Stars (continued)

Back over to the LEFT side of the booth; behind the half round coffee table with benches stacked on top is this:

Most of this is the black and aqua stuff.  More of a shabby Paris Apartment style.  In this section I’ve totally buried a sofa back table with the 9 part curio shelf and skinny cabinet on top.  Underneath are four assorted sizes of benches in the black and aqua.

Another little corner shelf on top of a couple more beachy blue benches.

Assorted white ‘fowl’ vessels on the curio shelf.

This tall skinny cabinet is a re-do of THIS primitive one.


These benches with the fleur-de-lis design are also make-overs of primitive ones show in the aforementioned post.

Little foot stools are always popular and good sellers.  And usually quite handy in layering displays; except (like NOW!) when I am using full size pieces to stack and layer!

This was the ONLY thing that I brought that I didn’t have room to properly display.  It’s an old TV tray, the top was completely ruined, so we saved the base and put a new, slightly bigger top on it; turning it into more of a folding table than TV tray.  NOW I want to paint EVERYTHING with stripes!

This tall white shabby shelf (yet another recent primitive make-over!) is situated to kind of divide the space in half.

LOVE these shabby white wire baskets!















Can you believe ALL that stuff is crammed into an 8’x10′ space?!?!?

Just restocked (STACKED!) at Stars

After a very busy sale weekend at Stars, I pulled the few remaining white pieces to make room for all my new beachy blue stuff.

It’s a tight fit, but I did manage to fit quite a bit of the newly painted beachy blue stuff into the space by doing some serious stacking!  There’s the half round coffee table I recently showed you, on the bottom of the stack.  Topped with several benches, a little corner shelf and a small storage shelf with a drawer.  ALL of these items were constructed by us using reclaimed wood.

Enough space under the coffee table for a basket of your favorite magazines.

Little cabinet with drawer.  White wire basket sold separately.

Assorted benches.  And a big vintage wood ‘trencher’ bowl filled with old architectural elements.

Little corner shelf for extra storage on the bathroom vanity perhaps?

And little black lamps with ‘skeleton’ shades.  Just LOVE these!!!

LOTS more stacked up on the right hand side of our booth!  A gate leg and a drop leaf table topped with small tables and chairs.

Vintage grubby little step ladder that I painted beachy blue, makes a great ‘catch all’ or plant stand.

Atop the beachy blue drop leaf table, a small pedestal table with carved base, a medium sized occasional table with a little step stool underneath.

A vintage cake dome /cloche fits perfectly on the little table!

This is the repurposed bar stool table shown recently.

And a little vintage child’s chair with a bird cage on it on top of that!


Behind the aqua drop leaf table is a gate leg table (covered with old book pages) and THIS stuff is stacked on top of the gate leg.  An aqua child’s chair and shabby little bench.

And an aqua end table under the bench.   Kind of hard to get a good photo of some of this stuff because it IS so jam packed in there!

A regular size chair next to the child size one.


Repaired and updated curio shelf

I come across old curio shelves like this quite often.  This one is missing the ‘decorative top piece’ (you can see where it’s supposed to be); which most likely had one of those wonderful country heart cut outs in the center.

Michael cut a new top piece and attached it for me.  If this one HAD still had the heart cut out top piece still in place, we would have just attached this plain one right over the top of it to hide the heart.

While the PLAIN top piece was just fine, and could have been left as it was; I decided to add a pretty wood applique.  I’ve also added decorative stamp designs on that top piece in the past.  Now it’s ready to paint!

My signature ‘beachy blue’ paint was my choice for this piece.

Close up of the wood applique.  Won’t this shelf look great filled with a collection of little white cream pitchers?!?

This, and the rest of the ‘beachy blue’ stuff I’ve been working on lately will be going to Stars by the end of this week.  If you’ve been thinking about buying some of the WHITE stuff, get it NOW; because I’ll be pulling it to make room for the blue stuff.

Building up my ‘beachy blue’ inventory for the next big booth update

Not sure exactly WHEN I’ll be re-doing the space and bringing the beachy blue stuff back in full force; but I’m getting ready!

This wire bird cage and metal stars were spray painted.

This vintage child’s chair and step stools were hand painted, then sanded to distress.

Likewise on this little wood wall shelf.  I’m guestimating it will be late July / early August when I’m able to take the time to do a MAJOR booth re-do.  Right now I’m focused on selling as much as possible at Camas before our scheduled move out date of July 9th.  July 8th will be the LAST  day to snag any half price goodies at Camas; as we’ll start moving out first thing in the morning on the 9th.

This little ‘smoking table’ was made using a big candle holder as the base and a round tray for the top. 


Painted the whole thing black first, then the aqua, then sanded to distress. 

This vintage two tier drum table is a recent re-do.  Was originally a beautiful mahogany wood that I restored with some oil finish because the wood was just too pretty to cover up.  Alas, no one else seemed to like the original color (it’s gone without selling for over a year!) so it was time for a re-do!

A couple of good coats of the aqua paint; then sanded to distress. 

That was the original color.

Oh well, so much for preserving the natural beauty of the wood, eh!?!