we took a week off and tackled a few projects around the house
first - hanging the vintage light fixture in the dining room
Probably from the late 60's or early 70's, I found this large wrought iron light fixture at a yard sale last summer. It's not exactly what I was wanting but the price was right.
I painted it silver and then finished with an antiuqing glaze.
Next project - little white painted cabinet
It has served me well over the years and it's a nice small size but great for storage.
I no longer cared for the white paint and it didn't work well in the dining room.
Sanded, painted and glazed -
The cabinet fits nicely in this little space between the kitchen and dining room.
I love the dark paint color and fits with the vintage tarnished silver collection and the light grey wall paint.
a basket full of found treasures that have been gathered over the years
"The Granny Cabinet" as my husband calls it was hung in the guest bedroom.
Now if only I can find the box of stuff that used to go in this cabinet. That is going to take some time to find since this is the first time in seven years that it has come out of storage and hung on a wall.A
In it's former life, it was a painted medicine cabinet with a mirror that has lost quite a bit of it's slivering.
I stripped the white paint when I bought it at least 30 years ago and took the silver off the mirror. The mirror has a nice bevel edge and was worth keeping for the glass in the door. Now, I wished I had the old foxy mirror but tastes change over the years.
I added the vintage wallpaper to the back yesterday.
It's kind of funny how the furniture morphs into different looks over the years.
When I get the glass cabinet end tables finished, I will post pictures.
My husband said they have a "greasy industrial look" not quite the look I was going for but I am happy with the results.
And will also share the outdoor shrine I made for lost and then found objects that have been dug up while gardening. It's still a work in progress.