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!


Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

What a nice surprise to see my three tiered stand included in your features this week....thank you so much! Have a great week!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thanks Jillian for Lets Talk Vintage 103, love seeing the photos of your store and you and your husbands refinished/painted furniture.

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

Thanks so much for hosting , Jillian!
Love all your beautiful pieces....

Rita C at Panoply said...

I just love the pie crust table with the natural wood-grain top! And you've got to be kidding....Carmella was on the side of the road??! Others' wastefulness is ours to thrift, thank goodness! Thanks for hosting us, Jill.

Diana said...

Love your new dress form Jill! I just had to pay $25 for a very similar one :) Thanks for the party!

Tarahlynn said...

Thank you for featuring my Grandma's buffet today!!

Anonymous said...

Jillian - thank you for hosting. Some beautiful autumn vignettes and projects here. See you next week!

Victorian1885 said...

Jillian I love all your treasures and do agree the table is lovely with the woodgrain top and painted base!

Deanies Stash said...

Jillian, I love that your husband helps you with your projects. Mr. Deanie does when he has time and since he retired from his day job and is now a full-time farmer, he can help me more. Thank you for hosting. Looking forward to more photos of your wonderful shop!

xo Dianne

Journa Ramirez said...

Great party with awesome features! Thank you so much for hosting! -Journa, from the team at www.lollyjane.com

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Love your refinished pieces! That small table top is beautiful....your hubby did a great job. Great features this week too!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I think Carmella looks wonderful. I have her sister Sally who is blue instead of caramel colored.
The old singer bottoms have been around ever since I started collecting back in 1971 !!!! I was very young LOL