I found these super sturdy wooden chairs at McKinney Trade days for FIVE bucks each!! I knew right away I had to transform them into something super cute..for the little girl I never had..(don't feel too bad for me my crazy boys more than make up for it..:) I thought a girly french theme with Annie Sloan old white distressed through to the real wood would look good. Not too bad. I also have a table that I will do in graphite and old white to match. Hopefully I will get them done in the next couple of days and put them in my booth at Frisco Mercantile.
I saw this idea on ebay..ton of people selling french themed tags. I dyed plain manila tags in water mixed with walnut ink crystals then used clear chandelier stamps. I am going to try a bunch of different designs but love these! Perfect for gifts, gift bags or just to add a vintage touch around your house. I also staged the night stand with a great metal vase/bucket I found at the Junk Market this weekend. I think I will be decorating the buckets with some cool picture. I never have used vinyl adhesive so I just may try this. Guess I better go play with the kiddos..poor things;)
As I mentioned last week I am still in the process of figuring out my way through the blog world. I will be adding a ton of links, info about me and my family and of course projects, projects, projects. I hope you follow me to see what crazy trouble I find myself getting in to. Thx!
For vintage junk lovers in the Dallas area the third weekend of the month is the time to tie up the sneaks, fill up the water bottles and apply the sunscreen-(I am a red-head after all). The Old Red Lumberyard Junk Market and McKinney Trade Days provide me with hours of treasure hunting. It is agreed in my house that the third weekend is "my" weekend. I don't have to check in, be home for dinner or even before the street lights come on. I am a women with a mission! Here are some of my favorite finds from this past weekend. The panel has already been made into a chalkboard. The wardrobe was found on craigslist for $50!! Craigslist is a whole other obsession for a whole other post! I love the vintage metal tray trim & will probably do a message board or something. The rectangle window panel will be transformed into a new sign for my booth at Frisco Mercantile.
So I have decided the little business needed a new name. I am not just doing kids stuff anymore and wanted a name that personalized my love for creating gems out of junk. There is nothing I love more than finding an amazing item at an even more amazing price. These passions were passed down from my Grams who whenever saw a sunset would say, "ooohhhh look Franny, sky blue pink..isn't it beautiful?" Yes, Grams truly beautiful.
Okay, so I have had the chalk paint for awhile and have done a few things here and there but nothing that I am putting in my booth to sell. Here is a nightstand done in Paris Grey and Old White. I haven't waxed or distressed yet. I am going to Ms. Butterbug's class tomorrow and will learn all the tricks of the trade there. Loving this color scheme.
First of all...I am still trying to figure out this whole blog template! I am working with shabbyblogs.com and can't seem to get everything to align correctly. My life is a work in progress;0).
Before & After....btw...CCA in The Colony is having 50-75% off all frames..this beaut cost me $1.25. Woo-Hoo!
Moving on...here is a toile memo board covered with chicken wire. I saw this idea on a couple of my favorite blogs and thought I would give it a go. I really liked the way it turned out and think I may just keep it for myself! I am going to do few more in kid themes, softball, peace signs, etc. Look for them this weekend at Frisco Mercantile, booth #808 (in the back).
I decided to go in a completely different direction with the toy chest. So glad I did! Ryan's first 'big boy' room was my inspiration...vintage sports. I also found a baseball themed shelf at CCCA and decided to finish that with my extra images. Can't decide if the chest needs something on the front or header ( I can never leave well enough alone;). The vintage smoky blue color I used was also perfect for the cutest rocking horse I found at a garage sale for $3..Giddy Up!!
Hi! I am Francine, welcome to my blog. Family, Faith and Fabulous Furniture are my passions! I have two amazing boys, one very supportive hubby and a house with zero style. I spend my time combing flea markets, garage sales and junk markets for unique items to sell in my booth, recreate into upcycled treasures or to use as inspiration in my home transformation. I am new to the ‘junk scene’ and love the thrill of the hunt that comes with being a ‘junker’. I hope to document my novice journey into all things creative as well as to record my balancing act as a believer, wife and mom to a special needs little boy. Come on along…I would love the company!