More white.

Time for some ‘smalls’ in white.

P1120334Basic black candelabra.

P1120345Now white (spray painted) and distressed along the edges.

P1120346Hard to see the distressed edges, but they DO show up better in person.

P1120337Little black metal bamboo lantern.

P1120354Spray painted white and distressed with a battery candle inside.

P1120353This bird cage was originally shiney gold; spray painted FLAT white.

P1120358Corrugated metal can and wire topiary sculpture were both originally black.

P1120363Spray painted FLAT white, and I distressed the can.

P1120369Metal star on a stand painted white with two keys tied on.

P1120373Thrifted white bird candle holders; already white.

 (how the heck do these dust spots get INSIDE my camera lens?!?!?!  Where would I take it to get it cleaned?!?!  I’ve had a few spots there for a while. but all of a sudden they are much worse!  Especially when photographing white against a white background!ACK!)

P1120378White soap stone bird was already white.

P1120342This metal shelf needs a few more coats; waiting for a DRY day to finish it up.

P1120335Found this cool black base a while ago.

P1120338HAD this big vintage tray already at home.  Would that base FIT this tray to make a little round table??

P1120339Well the tray didn’t fit ‘right side up’, but it does upside down!

P1120344I glued the tray to the base with e6000.  Wasn’t sure that it would hold well enough, but after a couple of days curing, it held tight!  Waiting for that next dry day to paint this white.

Anxious to get all this white stuff TO Stars and displayed!

Half off moving sale at Curiosities continues until the end of March. 

Recent thrifting finds

It's nearly impossible to photograph velvet without glare!

It’s nearly impossible to photograph velvet without glare!

 

Can't quite figure out WHAT this is supposed to be?!?!

Can’t quite figure out WHAT this is supposed to be?!?!

And I’m actually surprised that I liked it well enough to buy it.  I’m usually pretty anal about the ‘odd number decorating rule’ ; but the fact that this piece has four ‘towers’ doesn’t seem to bother me.

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Maybe my eyes are more focused on the ‘neutral space’ (THREE!) between the towers, and that is why the four points seem to ‘work’.  I’m not even sure if it’s supposed to BE ‘something’, or if it’s just an abstract wire sculpture.  I just thought it was kinda cool looking.  Any thoughts as to what I could DO with it are welcome.  Of course I can always just sell it ‘as found’.  Was thinking of maybe painting it a matte industrial grey??

P1120073VERY water stained little oak table that was obviously used as a plant stand by someone who habitually over watered their plants!  Nothing a good sanding and some paint can’t cure though.

P1120075Wood foot stool with handle hole.  Someone had carved their name into it, so it’s going to take a really GOOD sanding before I can repaint it.

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Another very grubby little table.  Little tables like these are always good sellers, so I buy them whenever I find them ‘at the right price’.

P1120077Soooooooooooooooooo generic!!  And quite a bit of sanding to be done before I can repaint it since it has a shiney finish; but the price was right.  Little night stands sell even better than little tables.   New paint and replacing the wood knob with something unique will make this a whole new piece.

P1120078Vintage wire newspaper/magazine rack.  A good cleaning and some spray paint is all this will need.

PAIR of night stands made from taking apart a big desk that had drawers on both sides.

PAIR of night stands made from taking apart a big desk that had drawers on both sides.

Remember these?  Originally the two sides of a big desk, that Michael took the top off of for me.  Added new tops and new pulls to create a pair of night stands.  NOW, what to do with the desk top?!?!

Rusty old legs from an enamel top table.  The top is too messed up to fix, but the base is still very sturdy.

Rusty old legs from an enamel top table. The top is too messed up to fix, but the base is still very sturdy.

And it’s the perfect size for attaching that orphaned desk top to!!  I wanted to KEEP the legs rusty, but not too many people wall rust shedding all over their floors or carpet.  The fix?  Clean spray paint!  Wipe off any loose rust then give it a couple of good coats of a clear matte spray varnish.  The varnish will ‘darken’ the rust color a bit.  And it prevents the rust from shedding and hinders the corrosive process.  Left untreated and the corrosion will continue to progress.

P1110694Sweet vintage vanity chair will just need to be spray painted.

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Little metal mesh table looks like it was part of a nesting set as it’s ‘open’ on one side of the leg structure.  Another quick spray paint project.

P1110692Rusty, shabby  . . . perfect as is!  And my ‘inspiration piece’ to kick-start a new spring collection in WHITE!

P1110696BIG old Lazy Susan!  Do people still use these things?  This one is SO big that I figure if it doesn’t sell for it’s intended purpose, that I can always use the top and add legs to make a little round table.

P1110689Ornate gold frames.

P1110682HUGE roll top bread box!  Might try turning it into a mini roll top DESK!!

Sooooooooooooo, this should keep me busy for a while!

Just stocked at Stars:

Turquoise candelabra; $24.00.

Shabby beachy blue wood bar stools; 2 available @ $19.00 each.

Turquoise candle lantern; $19.00.

White cubby shelf; $60.00.

Upcycled seahorse table; $29.00

Eiffel Tower wine rack; $59.00.

LOTS of new signs!

Many of these same signs are also available in my etsy shop.

Crocks.

And LOTS more!  Shop seven days a week; 11am – 6pm.

New at Stars Antique Mall

Well, since what I showed yesterday was about half my space at Stars, I may as well  show the rest of it today, eh?

LOTS of white and tan benches on the right side of the booth.

With little groupings tucked in, here and there.

Just a little reminder!

Little vintage bottle with tea stained cheesecloth tie.

Two gold frames hung inside one another with wire cross.

BIG tabletop candelabra.  It’s been around for a while and gone unsold.  Seriously considering bringing it home for a makeover . . .  shabby blue???  white and distressed with some crystals???  Whaddya thing???

Cloches and goodie plates.

VERY grubby little stair step.

LOVE this black wrought iron frame!  I had a hard time letting this one go.  Really wanted to keep it for myself!

My very own cinnamon bun fragrance spray.

Shabby white corner shelf and black wire mannequin.

Handcrafted angel wings.

Vintage green divided carrier.

Vintage primitive black and brown step stool.

Little word pillows and hand stitched heart in a twiggy nest.

BIG shabby blue baskets.  Perfect size to stash magazines in next to your favorite reading chair.

Lamp with vintage book pages covered shade.

Tall wrought iron lamp.

Small wrought iron lamp.

Stars WILL be open regular hours on July 4th; noon – 5pm.