Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Let's Talk Vintage #93: The Great Furniture Dash

Welcome to Let's Talk Vintage!

This is where you will find a little slice of vintage goodness, beginning each Tuesday at 9 am, out here on the East Coast.

We all gather together to ooh and ahhh over each other's projects, collections, photos, junkin' hauls and more!

Today I am sharing photos of the furniture the hubby and I flooded the shop with, as my shop-mate moved out. It was sad to see her go, she and I complimented each other well. But, I don't want to dwell on what isn't going to be so I am focusing on how to improve the store and trying to make connections with my customers.

So we had to make a big dash for furniture ...which coming off of a vacation made it all the more difficult, but we realized there were quite a few holes where my friend had her things and hit the ground running.

My talented hubby painted the black secretary in the two photos above.

We received this vanity from my step-daughter... she was going to paint it but now that she is a Mama-to-be, her focus is on a baby's room.

I painted it with white chalk-paint and did the two drawers with a pretty sea foam green, with a white wash over it which really made it look beachy.

Here are some other things we worked on and brought in:

This piece only lasted one day... it was purchased
to use as a changing table. I am finding out this is
a new trend... saves the young parents money
by using it as the child's dresser after it is not needed.
We used more of our Annie Sloan chalk paint
in "Antoinette", to highlight the drawer "handles."

A little bit of aqua in the shop is a nice pop of color so I
worked on this small half-moon side table.
It goes well with my beach themed items.

This is a very petite corner cupboard.
Great for small space living!

My white and gray stenciled "Café Paris"
pie crust table finally sold so I added this
one to the shop as an alternative to the
darker colors in the shop. I decided not to
stencil, still deciding if stenciled or
non-stenciled pieces sell better.

I had just created a post on Facebook about this neat
wall shelf that I thought gardeners would love....
and it sold the first day!
Not everything can be furniture so I have been
adding a lot of smalls, too. An old fishing
creel and gardener's hat. I love how they
look against this old chippy door.

While we were trying to figure out which pieces to bring in to the shop we had a chance to visit a home where the owner was moving out and wanted to get rid of several pieces. Just in time! I'll share them with you in the next LTV post next week.

Now, let's see who is featured this week:

Dianne of Deanies Stash, shared her chalk-painted, thrift store makeovers. I'm
interested in learning more about her
wax paper transfers!

and Shoppe No.5 showed us how
to make a rattan table "ravishing" with paint. I'd say she brushed up a winner!

and Jane of Curtains in my Tree
showed us her buffet that she painted
 in baby blue. What an amazing piece with
those awesome curves.

Remember, if you were featured, feel free to grab
this LTV blog feature  graphic for your blog side
bar or next LTV post. Thanks so much for all of
your great ideas and projects that inspire us!



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

O MY!! What amazing pieces of furniture!! I wish we lived a bit closer so I could have you re-do my bedroom furniture which was my Mother's waterfall set!!
Thanks so much for hosting!!

Unknown said...

Great looking links this week. Thank you so much for hosting a fun party.

Sarah @ Gypsy Girl Revivals

Rita C at Panoply said...

Oh Jill, nothing like coming home from vacation and being overwhelmed with the news of your business taking a major turn, huh? I've gotta hand it to you and your husband - you're doing a great job! All the furniture looks great, and I wish you continued success. We're doing some hauling at Panoply too, getting ready for a big shuffle, so I collaged my recent finds for the party. Thanks for hosting us, and have a great week.
Rita C at Panoply

Debra said...

How I wish I lived by you. Your items in your shop are beautiful. Thank you so much for including the "ravishing rattan table" in the features.

My thrift store addiction said...

Jillian, your shop just keeps getting better! Thank you for the party!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Lookin' good! Love the black secretary - beautifully done! (don't tell him - it'll go to his head) :) Everything else is lovely too.

Deanies Stash said...

Thank you so much for the feature! What a pleasant surprise. I hope you will try the wax paper transfer method as it is quite easy! Thank you for hosting and I love the photos of your shop!

xo Dianne

Curtains in My Tree said...

Gosh I was so excited to see my baby blue buffet featured
Thanks so much for showing her off on your party
She is standing proud


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

Just wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting!!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Looks like you're doing well on your own! Beautiful pieces and I love that vanity!! Missed the party this week -- busy busy but wnjoying everyone else's posts!