One of the challenges I’m experiencing as a new blogger is having junk to provide constant new material for the blog without living like a hoarder in my tiny apartment. My antique dealer uncle has become a Godsend by allowing me to borrow items every now and then that I can return to him shortly after a project. Additionally, his occasional auctions (he’s semi-retired) provide an opportunity to sell off project results without the overhead or commitment of a mall booth or etsy account.
Mind you the reverse is also true: I love old gear and when I used to work at my uncle’s auction I would spend my entire pay cheque and then some at his auctions.
I borrowed this vintage child’s sled for holiday décor, but predictably I will be leaving an absentee bid at the auction it goes for sale.
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I bought this antique mirror from a neighbour’s moving sale. The frame is quite badly damaged. That was great. I would have no regrets about painting it.
I wanted to make a sign, so I painted the whole thing, not just the frame. I used white homemade chalk paint. The Plaster of Paris helps the paint adhere well even to the glass. Two coats did the job.
I used this paper on a birdhouse I refinished and loved the result. And since I have so much of it, I hauled it again.
I tore off strips of the paper and modge podged them onto the sign, both glass and frame.
I distressed the sign (did I mention that I lettered onto the glass the words Give thanks). I distressed the paper heavily using coarse sand paper. Frequently sanding right through the paper, giving the look age would produce.