Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I've been waiting for this chair to come along

Hi friends - two posts in one day - wow!  A few weeks ago I bought some great burlap with black keys printed on it - found it at JoAnn.  I have several solid wood chairs, but I didn't have one that had a cushion that I could re-cover.  Well, today I found the perfect chair.

Look beyond the blue velvet seat - you can see the potential right?

I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite.  The chair has great details:

This chair might just be available at our sale in McKinney this weekend!  Come on out Saturday or Sunday to shop us and many other fantastic vendors.  Find us at 401 E. Virginia - just East of the Historic Downtown Square.

A couple of changes in the master bedroom

I've shared a few updates in the master bedroom since I started this blog.  Back in September of 2010, I showed you how I brought porch columns into the bedroom.  In January of 2011, I revealed our new headboard and the addition of mirror to our dresser and night stands.

In September of 2011, I showed you my splurge - the storage cubes from Aidan Gray Home that I still just love, love, love.  Then just in November I shared how I was using the giant tapestry above our bed.  I bought this piece to sell and just wanted to use it for a little while. 

Here are a couple more small changes:
I added curtain panels to the columns.  I've had this idea for a while but just hadn't found the right panels.  I knew I didn't want the panels to stick out very far and most of the ones I had come across would have been all bunched up due to the width.  I used 15" metal plant brackets from Home Depot to hang these and they worked perfectly.

I also took the huge tapestry down and stenciled some burlap to hang in this frame that I already had.  The burlap ties in with the burlap pillow on the bed and the burlap cushioned-tops on my storage cubes.  I guess Riley likes the changes because she wouldn't budge off the bed for this picture to be taken.

Nothing major, but I love the changes!  Hope your week is off to a great start!

Friday, January 27, 2012

What have you embellished lately?

Me...some metal bi-fold shutters.

I used pretty papers, ribbon, lace, buttons and jeweled florets.

Since they are metal, I got magnetic hooks and clips to hold pictures, post cards or reminders.  I think these would be great for a craft room or girl's room!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mark your calendars - February Events!

Hi friends.  Lots of great shopping events in February!

Feb. 2nd-5th
First Monday Trade Days
Canton, Texas

Feb. 4th & 5th
Treasure Spotters Market
401 E. Virginia
McKinney, Texas

Feb. 11th & 12th
The Urban Market
The Bayou City Event Center
Houston, Texas

Feb. 17th & 18th
Old Red Lumberyard Junk Market
600 E. Louisiana
McKinney, Texas

Feb. 17th-19th
Third Monday Trade Days
McKinney, Texas

Feb. 18th & 19th
Buchanan's Vintage Market
2460 S. Stemmons
Lewisville, Texas

Feb. 25th & 26th
32nd Annual Boerne Hill Country Antiques Show
Kendall County Fairgrounds
Boerne, Texas

Let me know if you have an event you want me to add.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

A final touch in the laundry room

Back in October, I shared my freshly painted and updated laundry room.  It felt so clean and crisp and I was super picky about what went back into the room.  I've left one large wall bare all this time - nothing I had seemed worthy.  I recently bought this great cabinet door with original glass and hardware from my friend Melissa.  I added a little paint and hung it on that bare wall tonight.

The color of the glass looks perfect with my wall color - Ancient Marble by Sherwin Williams.  I think it fills that wall nicely without being too overpowering.  Thanks for my new (old) treasure Melissa!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A little vignette, way up high

We returned home on Sunday night after a weekend away.  Who knows why, but at about 9:00pm I started making changes to the area above the armoir in our guest bedroom.  I didn't take a "before" picture because the whole thing was unplanned.  I guess it was about 10:30 when I decided I liked the changes.

I've had the arched window frame for awhile and had originally planned to use it above our bed in the master bedroom.  It's very similar to one they have in the Wisteria catalog but mine was a quarter of the cost.

Here is one from farther away - see how high it is?
It felt good to spruce things up a bit because this poor room takes a lot of abuse.  It holds lots of my merchandise and finished furniture pieces and usually looks like a storage locker!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My new love - what a hunk!

He's tall and wide.  Huge and strong.  Aged to perfection - with so much character.  He's a hunk y'all  -  of amazing metal!  I feel so lucky to have scored this fabulous find today:
It's an antique bakery cart with slide-in metal racks.

Check out the awesome wheels:
And handles:

In order to get it in our garage I had to actually use the space.  I even gave Hubby a shelf.

I think it would make a fabulous display for a store.  Would look so cool as an entertainment center in a loft.  And would be wonderful in a huge kitchen filled with stacks of white plates, white cake stands and white pitchers.  Some day he'll be used to his full potential but for now I'll just smile every time I step foot in the garage.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

First Sale of 2012!

Join us this weekend for the first Treasure Spotters Market of 2012!  We've updated our space with new merchandise - take a look:
All of the other vendors will be updating their spaces with vintage treasures as well - check out Facebook pages for Patina Nest, Rubbish, Treasure Spotters and Pocket Full of Heirlooms just to name a few!  And the forecast looks good so we'll have lots outside too! 

Come see us on Saturday (7th) from 9:00-5:00 & Sunday (8th) from 10:00-4:00 at 401 E. Virginia, McKinney, TX - just beyond the historic downtown Square.

Monday, January 2, 2012

A Craigslist Roadtrip

I purchased some items off of Craigslist and they had to be picked up in Itasca, Texas - that's about an hour-and-a-half from us.  Mom agreed to make the Saturday roadtrip with me so we researched Antique Stores in that area.  Our favorite stop was Red Horse Antique Mall in Cleburne, Texas.  It was 3 floors and we came out of there with lots of treasures.

We traveled on to Rio Vista, Texas and had lunch at this cafe called Roughnecks.  I didn't notice the population of Rio Vista, but I'm guessing about a fourth of them were at this place for lunch.

And it wasn't because it was the only place in town - check out my lunch:

My iced tea was served in jar - just the way it should be.

One of the things I love about Texas is that you can take off in any direction and hit small town after small town - most with old Main Streets or Squares lined with Antique Stores.