11.15.2012

campaigning.

I refinish furniture.
I find great stuff at the best deals I can so I can give it new life and pass it along to someone new at reasonable costs so they can enjoy!

Most pieces that come through the house Jeff asks "are we keeping that?" and as much as I would LOVE to keep a lot of the pieces I refinish because I just love them oh so much...I let them go to new homes. 
Gotta keep diapers on the kid you know!

As you may know I refer to the room that I shoot a lot of my stuff in as the "dining room" however no dining has ever taken place in there.

Better yet there is no furniture.

I have a vision and being a bargain hunter I wait until I come across a great deal.

Enter this beauty.


Unexpectedly, I came across this campaign dresser + open shelf on Craigslist and I HAD to have it! I frantically called the number and a few days later it was in my truck! Mind you we had to slide Avery's carseat over to the side for it to fit as she was sleeping in it but you gotta do what you gotta do for a deal!


I plan on painting it white. Keeping it clean + classic. Highlighting the hardware that is just awesomeness!

I splurged on this one and negotiated it down to $90. Yes it doesn't seem like much but like I said the reason I can sell my pieces are reasonable prices is I hunt for the best deals and the best quality.
But I figured since I'm keeping it and I'm free labor it all evens out.


The back panel is cheap stuff so I plan on ripping that out and replacing it with wood or bead board.

In the meantime before I paint I sourced a few pieces for inspiration. What do you think?!
You digging the bold colors, the white, the natural wood?




This pink one is actually an Ikea dresser transformed to look like a campaign!



As for the behind the scenes stuff when I'm shooting. On this particular day I had a photographer in training. I love that you can see her eyes through the viewfinder. She cracks me up mimicking everything I do and say.


Maybe I'll get to the transformation over the Thanksgiving break. Maybe.

11.14.2012

shop sale.

I like the thrill in the hunt.

Finding those items that can be repurposed or are unique. So today I present my first virtual shop sale.

All items are for local pickup in the Seacoast, NH area. 
I can look into shipping on something if someone is really interested.
(payment via cash, credit/debit card, paypal)
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happy shopping!


LARGE LEATHER HANDLE WICKER BASKETS:
only 2 left
$20/set or $12/each




VINTAGE LAUNDRY CART:
$95.


store toys, blankets, firewood, etc.


CHEVRON THROW PILLOWS:
$25/pair


VINTAGE FRUIT JAR:
$5.



LARGE DECORATIVE BASKET (16"):
$10.


SISAL PLACEMATS (HAVE 8):
$



TWO-TONED WICKER BASKET:
$12.


ST. GERMAIN GLASS BEAKER:
$5.


DECORATIVE WOOD PLANTER BOX (15" square):
$20.


MERCURY GLASS CANDLE HOLDER:
$5.


DECORATIVE CERAMIC BOWL:
$5


GLASS BASE LAMP:
$30.


MILK GLASS INSPIRED WHITE WATER GLASSES (SET OF 6):
$3/EACH ($15/set)


ROUND OCCASIONAL TABLE:
SOLD


11.02.2012

bar cabinet.

If you've visited my furniture page recently you'll notice some new pieces I haven't chatted about yet. Shame on me but I just can't seem to keep up with myself these days.

 

So although this one is already spoken for I wanted to show some photos and talk about it quick since I did have time to at least take pictures.


This guy actually started out as a gun cabinet. Yes that's right it had a gun rack and all. I've actually been searching for something like this for a long time but have only come across really ugly curio cabinets so when I saw this one I knew I had to take a shot. (haha get it!)


I removed the bracket that they leaned on and all the hooks etc. As for the bottom slots I knew I wanted to add a few more shelves to the cabinet so I just covered the bottom with a piece of wood that Jeff screwed down for me.


 I wanted to paint the inside a nice clean crisp white so it displayed decorative items nicely.

My first though, a bar cabinet. You could even attach one of those under cabinet wine rack to store glasses.


If you're looking for a cheap way to decorate a kitchen or dining space pick up a few of these at the grocery store! Mine are on my kitchen wall shelves.


I scored some paper straws the other week @ Homegoods for $3. Another cheap and easy decorative item. Avery had to try one out with lunch one day.


Another thought for the cabinet would be to store linens. I pinned this photo awhile back, actually this is what started my hunt for a glass front cabinet.


So I switched up my accessories for a spa feel.



It would be awesome to have a great big bathroom that I could put furniture in! I will have to recreate this for myself one day.


 I'm working on a "virtual blog sale" post with a bunch of items I have collected over time on my adventures. I'm hoping to get that up by the beginning of the week.

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