Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Let's Talk Vintage #78: Almost Ready - A Sneak Peek at Our New Shop!

Welcome to Let's Talk Vintage!

We're glad you're here.

This where you can link up and show off your latest finds, vintage DIY projects, collections, old photos, family heirlooms, and even vintage things you sell.
Today I'm giving you a sneak peek
into the new brick and mortar shop!
It is located in what used to be an old
barn... and this stone wall is a perfect
backdrop for vintage things.  
I've been perfecting my chalk painting abilities.
Learning a few lessons here and there!

So, above is a before and after shot of my first piece of furniture. The harp phone table had really great bones
but the seat cover was a 1950's teal and vinyl piece. It really was awful with the mahogany finish.

(And I forgot to take a full BEFORE photo.)
I used Parisian Gray chalk paint from ACMoore, found
a great stencil on Amazon and wonderful French
script fabric with keys at JoAnn Fabrics.
Bebe loved it so much she kept asking
if she could have it! I'm finding out
with a lot of pieces that I wish I had done
these makeovers a long time ago!
(There is the check-out counter which has a sordid past life, we believe, as I wrote about here.)

This is a wide shot I took a last week.
 You'll see in another photo below, how
much more things we have filled in.
My partner in crime friend, Kathy, has
brought in a couple of her pieces. She made over
a dresser turned buffet, and vanity.
The room really started to take shape.
Last week I showed you this pedestal table I
was painting. I used the Parisian Gray again along
with an antiquey white chalk paint from Lowes,
then a French stencil. The table had a neat
raised trim along the edge and I went over
that with the same white, giving it a little
bit of contrast... I loved this table too and
wanted to keep it! But, I can't... so into
the shop it goes.

 Here is the latest photo which shows how much more we
have added to the shop.

We just acquired this piece over the weekend.

The hubs gave this piece a completely different look. Except the knobs. They were already there.
In this case, we made our own chalk paint
using calcium carbonate and some oops paint.
I found the Martha Stewart stencil on clearance
at AC Moore.

And yes, that is some LuRay in the cabinet.
I had extra pieces when my Mother gave me
the plates she wasn't using. I decided this
cabinet was too cute for just any old plates.

We've painted several pieces with chalk paint.
Note the coffee table above... it is from my
living room! I just had to paint it as it has a
glass top. I absolutely love it now! 
As soon as I paint a piece, I instantly love it.

Below is the new name of my brick and mortar shop:

Just 25 hours until we open!

Thanks so much for coming along
on my mini tour!
Now - here are this week's features:
Having worked in local television for 16 years, I just
loved this floor lamp by Lynda Creates! Wow!
and Joy at A Vintage Green shared some
of her finds and I loved this vintage
telephone! I see an industrial pattern here
with this week's features!
and last but not least with an industrial flair
this week isJulie of Renaissance Mermaid and her happy
accident jewelry art. Amazing how this piece
just fell into place. 

Remember, if you were featured today or in any other LTV post, feel free to grab this "My blog was featured!" button and place it on your blog.

Now it's your turn: 

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Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Jillian, Happy April and thanks so much for hosting!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post. I hope you are enjoying a beautiful Spring morning...it is a little chilly in Annapolis!

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness it is really coming together! Congrats on your new venture!

Julie said...

Thank you so much for the feature, Jillian! Have a great week!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

What a great backdrop stone wall your Vintage & Co. store has. Great space and wonderful stock. Have the BEST opening. Thank you for Lets Talk Vintage 78 and thank you too for featuring my post with the vintage telephone Jillian.

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

The stone wall is simply stunning for the back ground of your marvelous pieces!!
Everything in the shop looks wonderful. I was wondering where it is located? With Joe retiring at the end of August, one never knows where a one day trip might take us....

Thanks so much for hosting!!


Cynthia said...

Congratulations, Jillian! I know your shop will do well. Love the telephone chair, and I would snatch that up in a minute. Such nostalgia with that, as I remember our household having one, and that is where I would often could be found, when I was a teenager.

Rita C at Panoply said...

Wow, Jill! Your store looks outstanding from what you've shown! I'd be like you, too, with what you're doing to the furniture. I am certain you will have great success. Thank for hosting us - I know you must be terribly busy right now. Have a great rest of the week.

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

I love your shop and the name. Wishing you much success and if you were near me I would be a frequent shopper. Thank you for hosting the party. The pie crust table turned out beautifully. sb

Sandi Magle said...

Congrats Jillian! What a beautiful venue to show off your 'finds'...love all the painted pieces. Just finished one today---will distress in the AM and take pics. Again...congrats, Sandi

Diana said...

Congrats, Jill and many good wishes as you open your shop--I'm so excited for you and you must be BEYOND excited! I'll be thinking about you tomorrow and hoping for great success and many blessings :)

Lynda said...

I'm having trouble posting but I wanted to thank you for featuring my Tripod Floor Lamp. Thanks for hosting.

Deanies Stash said...

Congrats on your new shop! I think it is going to be awesome. I just wish it was closer! Thank you for hosting and good luck on your opening.

xo Dianne

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Wow, that stone wall is the PERFECT back drop for your great items! I may have to make a trip to PA again just to visit your shop. Looks wonderful!

My thrift store addiction said...

Jillian, your new shop looks wonderful ~ best wishes! Thank you for hosting!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Jillian, your new shop looks fabulous with all of that gorgeous painted furniture. Love the rock wall! Wishing you the best of luck. Fun features this week. Thanks for the party.

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Jill, hope all is going well at the new shop and thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm.

Heidi | Mysweetcottage.com said...

Jillian, thanks for hosting another fun party!