Last Friday my friend Lynne and I hit an estate sale very close to my house. Then on Saturday my hubby and I went back again!! I couldn't believe how much was left and to make it even better it was all 50% off!!!
I got several bottles to play with. Some for wax bottles, one to use as a lovely vessel to hold German glass glitter, A couple of silver plated powder jars and several tiny perfume bottles I'll turn into pendants.
I also found some lovely linens. Tablecloths, doilies, and runners. Some I will use, and some will get re-purposed into art projects.
The front and back of this old photo album will be remade into a lovely fabric book. I also picked up some more jewelry pieces to be used in one of my own jewelry creations. ( A girl can never have too much bling!!)
I am going to paint the wood bottom of this snack server (It's a Lazy Susan) and use it in my studio to hold jewelry bits and beads etc... for when I'm working on a project.
This chair got a makeover....
Much better!!! I have to admit, that I finally decided to break down and see what all the fuss was about, regarding Anne Sloan Chalk paint. There's a shop here in town called Audrey's that carries it, and Lynne talked me into to trying it. The color I chose was Robin's Egg Blue and I have to say... I really liked it!! The color went on very easily and I actually only needed one coat on this chair.
Distressing was as as easy as wiping off the areas I wanted to or using a fine grit sandpaper. Then I waxed it with Clear Bri Wax (It's what I had at home already) After several days everything has cured to a nice hard finish.
Well those are my finds for last week!! I hope if you are out treasure hunting this weekend, you have a very successful trip!!