Shabby chic end tables at Curiosities (outdated – updated)

Temporarily being a ‘one computer household’ isn’t leaving me much time to blog lately!  Mostly been busy working on little Christmas projects for my booths.  Lots of half-finished projects from last year.  Nothing really new and exciting  . . or even ‘blog worthy’!

FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIInally got this pair of end tables finished up:

Got them a while back; the time I found several tables for $1.00 each at the GW outlet store.  (which reminds me!  I need to stop by there again soon!)

10.25.13 BOTH + etsy + projects 007I had already base coated them with white paint, so I decided to stay white.  For some, lately, I seem to be getting asked why I don’t ever do other colors besides ‘my blue’.  Um, well . . . .mostly because the blue stuff SELLS!!

10.25.13 BOTH + etsy + projects 001But then of course I start questioning this method of madness and wonder if I SHOULD do more whites once in a while.  Can’t hurt to try, eh?  So, these got painted a creamy white and distressed.

10.31.13 both malls 080And are now in my booth at Curiosities; $59.00 each.

Last week at both malls I spent most of my time packing up left over Halloween stuff and PREarranging in preparation of taking my Christmas stuff in this week.

10.31.13 both malls 071This big vintage rusty enamel top table with chrome legs is $95.00 at Curiosities.

10.31.13 both malls 070I just took in this HUGE black upcycled  tray too; surrounded it with all my primitive kitchen wares.

10.31.13 both malls 088And I FINALLY found some old frames to paint!!  I cannot believe how long that ‘frame dry spell’ lasted!?!?!  Frames are ALWAYS on my “look for” list; but I’ve not found any for ages!  Found a few more AFTER these too!  Sure hope this plentiful frames trend continues; as they too always sell well for me.

10.31.13 both malls 096Christmas decor coming next!!

Updated two tier round table

7.4.13 CUR + projects dresser 059LOVE this kind of table!!  Really want to keep one for myself, but they are so hard to find and always sell so well; I always end up selling them!  Oh well.  One of these days I’ll claim one for my very own.

P1080043Sanded off the existing finish with my orbital sander.  Applied two coats of paint.  Sanded to distress, then varnished the top.

P1080041I really thought LONG and hard about adding some kind of stenciled on design to the top tier.

P1080039Thought this French bee design might work, but the arch was too wide.

10.15.11 etsy signs finds 093This laurel leaf wreath and fleur de lis fit the space okay, but then I started second guessing myself?!?!?  Whomever purchases it will probably PUT stuff on the top so it won’t really even be visible!  So I refrained.

P1080044Didn’t want to make it TOO ‘Paris chic’ looking because I think it would be really cute in a beach cottage setting too.

P1080108It has gone to my booth at Curiosities in Beaverton.  $49.00

P1080106It’s displayed atop an upcycled aqua and white round table.  $37.00

P1080111I just added several new dessert pedestals and stands with dome lids to curiosities too.

P1080109Curiosities in open Tuesdays – Sundays; 10am – 6pm.