Wednesday, January 26, 2011

White Bed Frame

I haven't done any Before and After furniture projects lately. Unfortunately I only have the "after" on this one.
This bed frame was a street find.
An ugly street find. Even though the frame is wood, it looked like plastic, with a faded yellow speckled paint job. And the fabric was an even uglier 1980's mauve satin. I really with I had a before photo.
The frame received a flat white paint job.
I found this silvery/gray velvet upholstery fabric as a remnant, for only $1. There was barely enough to work with, but I was able to make it fit.
After replacing the foam, I stapled the new fabric to the frame, then used white fabric trim to cover up the staples. And there you have it, a new bed frame.

Linked up to White Wednesday, hosted by Faded Charm.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Recent Finds

These are a few of my most recent finds - all souvenir related items.

A large brass hotel bell.

A pewter ashtray, another hotel item. From Nassau Beach Hotel.

And a trio of interesting spoons.

I guess they must be Egyptian souvenir-type spoons.

Linked up to Junkin' Finds Friday, hosted by A La Carte.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday Finds

It is cold and snowy here, but I've still managed to get out to a few thrift stores and estate sales. This Wizard of Oz little girls dress is one of my favorite finds.

I think it from the 60's, the fabric and the style is so cute.

Lots of twine. I pick it up when I can find it cheap, this was $0.50 for the lot. Also a pair of Christmas ornaments, I think they are supposed to be Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, also only $0.50.

A circus book from the 60's.

It has really great graphics.

And a little rocking chair pin cushion.

Linked up to Junkin' Finds Friday, hosted by A La Carte.


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Silver Sunday

Silver Sunday again! I am a little behind on showing my finds, so here are some silver related recent finds.

Silverplate wire heart shaped bowl. I am using it to hold some vintage lace and ribbon.

Cute little French covered dish.

Closeup of the engraving on the lid. It is a bit hard to read, but I think it says:
Le Manoir aux Alouettes

A handful of silver serving pieces.

Including a fish server knife and fork set, and a German child's spoon.

The child spoon is a mid-century modern version of Jack and Jill.
The fish servers are monogrammed LE.

Closeup of the pretty engraving on the fish set. I found these on a great Etsy Store.

And what might be my favorite find, a pair of Sacramental Service plates, probably used by priests for visiting the sick. They are each monogrammed with IHS (Christogram for the Greek spelling of Jesus).

The backs are marked Sick Call Outfit Special Pat'd April '97 (that would be 1897!)
This was probably part of a set that a priest would carry with him. I love finding interesting religious items like this, but rarely come across them.

Linked up to Silver Sunday, hosted by Gypsy Fish.