Wednesday, February 27, 2013

How To Clean & Polish Your Old Hardware

I found a super awesome antique door that had it's original glass knob attached. I almost did my usual quick clean (soap, water, & a quick scrub), and sprayed with oil rubbed bronze- but I decided to see what my knob looked like under years and years and years of people putting their dirty little paws all over it. I wish you could see how dirty these were before I cleaned them. They were all black and nasty and completely not brass looking at all.

Mid Century Modern Triple Dresser by Thomasville

I almost pee'd myself when I found this.
Ok, maybe just a really loud squeal and a happy dance.

I love mid century modern.
So when I found this vintage triple dresser by Thomasville I was so so very excited!

This is one of those pieces that I'm kicking myself for selling.

Gah, why do I have to sell everything? It's like I just can't help it. My Father in Law says I'd sell my soul if I could rough it up and put paint on it...

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Gilders Paste and a Birdie Dish

Gliders Paste has been making it's way around University Pickers quite rapidly. 
For some, this is an old trick of the trade, but myself and Simply Salvaged are totally new to this product.

I love that it adds so much character with little to no effort.

I grabbed up this dish with a cute little birdie perched on top.

Monday, February 11, 2013

DIY Studded Nail Head Dresser

I try not to surf the internet for ideas too often. I want my furniture to be as original and unique as possible. Although, I do realized that is very hard to accomplish. Even when I've thought, in the past, that I've created an idea for something, I always find where someone else beat me to it. However, when I do replicate the work of someone else, I always try to put my own spin on it.


Depression Era Vanity

You hear me say "I'm so in love with this piece'' and ''I wish I never sold this one'' a lot on my blog. It's not because I admire my own work enough to flatter myself over and over. I mean, I do surprise myself sometimes but usually, I fall in love with these pieces before I ever buy or paint them.

I don't buy things that I don't like. I've heard ''..but you never know what someone ELSE will be looking for.'' and that is true. However, I want my business and my furniture to represent my style and what I love. So, I only buy piece that I would want in my own home.

This piece was no exception.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

My New/Old Wall Print

I promise to get back to posting my furniture soon, in fact, I just finished up a hand full of furniture today. So, stay tuned for that.

Until then, I wanted to show you this really awesome Kipp Soldwedel print that we bought last weekend for $4.50 whole dollars. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it!

I fell even deeper in love after I cleaned it up and hung it in our living room.

I hope you all have a very happy Friday!