Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Let's Tak Vintage #79: New Projects and Our First Week in the Shop

Welcome to "Let's Talk Vintage!"
You can link up your blog posts about your latest
vintage finds, projects, items for sale, you name it!
Other ideas include old family photos and stories,
tried and true recipes handed down through the
family, collections you may have, etc.
Today I'm sharing some of my latest
projects and photos from our new shop.
Since we had to fill the shop up pretty quickly,
I have a bunch of projects that I've been
cranking out. I have to say I even surprised
myself with how much I enjoyed creating!

I think it was all the years I've watched things
being created in blog-land that helped me.
So, thank you for all of your inspiration!

I'm not sure who originally gave me this 
idea but I knew I had an old bread board
that had seen better days... and voila!

What was once old is new
again, and now in the shop.
Here are a couple more projects....
a small side table and a suitcase.
The table had pretty good lines
so I decided to keep the lower half
untouched and only paint the top black,
using chalk paint.
Then a stencil over the black that
matched the color of the lower half.
I like how it turned out although I think
we realized it could have been better.
The hubs used regular wax on the top
instead of dark wax. Learning as we go...
I loved the suitcase and decided
to decorate it.
Using blue painter's tape, I blocked
off a set of three stripes and painted
in between using black paint. Then I
 added a French stencil overlay in white.
One of the easiest projects I've tried! 

 I'm currently working on a vanity since one sold
over the weekend in the store.
I'll have results with what we decided
to do for "the makeover!"
Now for this week's features:
shared how easy it is to blend French Country
 and Country Farmhouse styles together.
made a jewelry holder out of an
old coffee mug tree! So pretty!
and last but not least, Sarah
a new way to announce Spring
on her front door. A handbag
from Goodwill of all things!
Perfectly sweet!
If you've been featured,
feel free to right click and save 
this LTV feature graphic and place
it on your blog.


Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Jillian! Congrats on your store and all of your completed projects you have cranked out in such a short time! It all looks fantastic!
Thanks so much for hosting and have a great week!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Good Morning Happy Tuesday

Love the old suitcase , I would snatch that right up

Sandi Magle said...

Looks like you are having a ball, and your pieces are gorgeous. Thanks for hosting, always love perusing this party. Sandi

Pat @ bringingfrenchcountryhome said...

Hi Jillian. I've never done any stenciling but, after seeing your breadboard, I'm ready to try it. Thank you so much for featuring my Blending French Country and Farmhouse post. Continued best wishes on your new shop. Where is it? Hugs,

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love all of your finished pieces for the shop!! Beautiful! Is the shop officially open now? Great features too!! Thanks so much for hosting each week!!


My thrift store addiction said...

Jillian, your shop is just the kind of place I love to browse! Thank you so much for featuring my mug tree jewelry stand! Blessings, Cecilia

Diana said...

Thanks for the party, Jill!

Deanies Stash said...

Jillian, I would love to shop at your store! I especially like the suitcase as I have 3 of them sitting waiting to be sold or remade that are brown like that one. Thank you for the party!

xo Dianne

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thank you Jillian for Lets Talk Vintage 79. Always a pleasure to visit and join in.

Heidi | Mysweetcottage.com said...

Looks like your new store is coming along nicely. Thanks for hosting this lovely party, Jillian!

Sam - Raggedy Bits said...

Jillian your shop looks AMAZING! Well done and congratulations! I wish I lived closer so I could pop in and say hi and buy some goodies! I just love all the treasures you have made to! Thank you for hosting and hope you have a wonderful week! :-)

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love your makeovers! The black and brown combo of the suitcase and table is divine!! I am afraid of those large French inspired stencils....someday I will try one!

Unknown said...

Congrats on the new shop! It all looks wonderful!