Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Let's Talk Vintage #106: Popular Side Table Makeover Colors

Hello and welcome to Let's Talk Vintage!

This is where we (vintage lovin' folks) gather together to share our latest projects, vintage finds, junkin' hauls and more!

If you love vintage too, feel free to link up your latest blog post or even a vintage item you sell!

This week I'm still playing catch up after participating in a store promotion... then we went to our lake house in the Adirondacks to close it up for the winter. I'm not caught up yet so there will be no features again this week! My apologies!

Today I'm going to share one of my side tables in what seems to be a very popular shade of aqua.

This table sold almost before I was even finished working on it. A customer saw it in the store in the "still need to paint the drawer, sand and wax" mode. She decided it was the perfect table for what she needed it to accomplish. My Sister also saw it online and wants us to find another for her! (Although she is thinking in the colors of white/gray.)

Which brings me to some of the other popular colors.

White or off white are big sellers, of course! Neutrals are always a winner.

I don't have as much luck with black.

They eventually sell but the lighter neutrals are IT! I'm sure this was no surprise to anyone.

I'm waiting to find the right person as well for this two-toned white/wood grain piece.

I can't help but love this beautiful shade of aqua. It is actually the color named Cascade in the folk art chalk paint line. And this table sold not long after I put it in the shop, too!

Thank you for checking out today's post on side tables!
I'm linking up with the Vintage Charm Link Party here.

Now, let's see who else is talking vintage today:

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Let's Talk Vintage #105: A Vintage China Hutch Makeover

Hello, hello!

Welcome to Let's Talk Vintage!

This week I'm working in my brick and mortar shop during a very busy and intense store promotion so again, just for this week, I'm just offering the link up and a quick photo from the shop.

And I apologize for no before photo. I know I took one but due to lack of storage on my iphone, I may have deleted it.

My dear hubby worked on this china hutch in his spare time... it was a labor of love! It was in good condition but it was in the dark colored, mid-century style. Chalk painting the entire thing means you have to sand it down after it has been painted and then rubbing and buffing wax, too!

He did a great job.

 We had just sold a curio cabinet that was filled with vintage china so this couldn't have come at a better time into the shop!

I love it and think if it is still around after Hallowee, I will decorate inside with Christmas goodies, too.

Now it is your turn... Let's Talk Vintage!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Let's Talk Vintage #104: The Big Store Promotion

Hello fellow vintage loving friends!

I'm in the midst of a store marketing event/promotion.

 The idea of it is to help stores like mine that are small and boutique-like, to get noticed.

(This half moon table is my latest, completed project)

It is a very big undertaking for the shop... I will fill you all in on the flip side as my hours are 9 to 5 every day but Sunday.

So here is the link for the Let's Talk Vintage party and enjoy your week! I'll be back in full swing in two weeks!

Go ahead, show us your vintage finds, projects, stories, or even things you sell!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Let's Talk Vintage #103: The Store Tour & Our Latest Upcycled Furniture Projects!

Hello, hello! This past week just flew by, from last week's LTV, didn't it?
Well, if you love vintage feel free to join in the fun this week! Link up your blog posts or link to vintage things you sell, we don't mind.

This week I am gearing up at my brick and mortar shop for a shopping tour which is fun and exciting, but it is also a lot of work on the shop's part.

We anticipate lots of new faces and customers stopping in so I will be reporting all of the events that take place, back here on my blog, as well as my Vintage & Co. blog. My hours will be extended and we will not be closed at all during the tour so I will need to "eat my Wheaties" to keep up the energy!

Before the tour starts this Thursday, I will give you
'a peek into the projects we worked on recently.

This "pie crust" table, (minus the crust) was
literally yelling at me every time I raised my
brush to paint the top. I kept hearing "Nooooooo!"
I must have raised the brush about 3 or 4 times.
After the last time I turned to my hubby and said, you 
know, I'd like to keep the top a nice wood grain and just paint the bottom with chalk paint. I really think the top of this table is its redeeming quality.
He agreed and he somehow found time
to fit in his busy schedule to work on
stripping the top and re-staining and
varnishing. Then I finished the lower half
and brought it to the store.
I just love how it looks now!

These sweet little stands were kind of drab before, in your typical dark brown stain. I love them now, too!
And the last project was my hubby's.
We had a Singer sewing machine base
with an ugly wooden trunk attached to the top
of it that was hand painted but not in a good way.
Really didn't go together at all.
He decided to make it into a table.
Perfect for a lamp, a sofa table
or even in an entry way.
Oh, and by the way, the
dress form we found out by the
side of the road waiting for
the trash man? Her name is
"Carmella." I chose it because of
her base color... like a caramel candy!
Now let's see who is featured today:

Tarah from Grandmas House DIY showed
us another one of her furniture pieces that
she refinished. And not only that, she takes
pieces that were handed down from her
family and finds a new use for them.

and Penny of Penny's Vintage Home
showed us her weekend treasure hunting
finds. This three tiered stand is
pretty cool and lights up too!

and Jann of Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
shared her galvanized front porch. Love the
mix of textures and some creative styling.
Lots of neat ways to use metal containers!

If you were featured, feel free to use this graphic on your next blog post or on your blog side bar. Thanks so much for linking up and for stopping by to check out LTV each week!

Now it's your turn... Let's Talk Vintage!