Showing posts with label auction finds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label auction finds. Show all posts

Oct 3, 2016

OLD CROW VINTAGE CABINET AND HALLOWEEN JARS



I'm working on some Gingerbread men magnets made from music sheets to show ya'll in the next few days. But they aren't ready yet because 
I've had to finish up this Old Crow cabinet.

When I first won it at the auction (Sorry, in a hurry to paint, I did not take a complete before photo!) for $8.00 it was an almost sea-foam, glossy green inside and out. 
This photo makes the color look way prettier than it was.

But I went ahead and painted the outside a deeper Olive green.

The top of it was the most time consuming. Someone had put that sticky tile on the top, meant for floors, and it was a devil to get off.  I could've used strong stripper but that stuff really aggravates my breathing. So I opted for just scraping and chipping.

I even got so tired of scraping that I decided to try the music sheet cover up for the top.

But that went horribly wrong....

So I pulled it off quick before it dried....

And I just started scraping more and more. I finally got it down to this and I did a light sanding on it.
That way it left some black tint to the edges and I added some black streaks to the front and sides.

And I used my stencils to stencil on some OLD CROW GAME CO wording with an old crow in the middle.

And then sanded a lot of the edges and it was all finally coming together.


I went ahead and added detail to the inside too with stencils.
 And I left the original inside color the same.

And here it finally was.


with the decent top,
It doesn't show it, but the top is now smooooooth from the sanding.

 CLICK here to make this HALLOWEEN JAR



I originally won this cabinet for $8.00 at the auction, after painting it and chipping pieces by pieces from the top, I'm pricing it for $39.99 in my craft booth.

Before I go, thought I'd share a few pics from around our lil' neck of the woods.
Take a look at this little squirrel I spotted running down a tree. I guess he's out gathering some nuts now that the cold is on it's way.

The turkeys are rambling around my yard looking for the last of the berries.

These little chicks that I bought early this year, in Spring, 
That's my dog watching over them. She thinks she's still their momma.
have grown up
and have just began to pay for their keep.
Here's my very first 2 eggs!

See ya'll next time, and hopefully I'll have the gingerbread men magnets ready!
~Lisa

Sep 22, 2016

Rolling PIN Holder and Cabinet Remake


Here is one of my latest auction makeovers.
I won this cute little old, sturdy wine and glass stand at the auction for only $2.00. I call it an awesome rolling pin holder instead.

First for the makeover I lightly sanded it all over with a medium grit sandpaper.  Then wiped it clean with a damp rag.

Then I gave it a good coat of Rustoleum brand spray paint in the ALMOND color from Lowes.
For the top, I let it dry and did a second coat of paint.

Then after drying for about 6 hours, I got out some light grade sandpaper and began to rough up the edges.


I wanted to give it a better finish but still look like it had been around a while and used.
So the edges really looks way better when you do this.

And it was starting to look pretty good after about 15 minutes or so.

 Here is a closeup of the side leg.
 These are meant for holding glasses just under the top, but I'm not sure yet what I'm going to display there. Maybe nothing if I can't find something to look right with rolling pins in the bottom.

In the full size pics like below, you can't see all the details, but they are there.

I like it 99% better than the before photo, what about ya'll?


And I had also gotten a wall cabinet too.
I can't find my before picture of it, but here it is after I cut out the doors and added chicken wire.

 This cabinet had solid wood doors on it before.

I won it at the auction for only $5.00.

I asked my husband to go cut the doors out.

And then I just stapled on some chicken wire from the inside.

Look close above the cabinet. I made a fake clothes line with string and bits of cut fabric.


The cabinet looks way better and so much more country now!

I didn't have to paint it. I just left it the old original color.
I priced this chicken wire door cabinet for $19.99 in my booth.
And it has already sold.
Thank you!

See ya'll next time,
~Lisa


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Aug 12, 2016

OLD DOOR MAKEOVER

After
 I am super excited this morning to be typing up this blog sitting right beside my latest makeover project.  It was latest auction find. 
This old, solid wood door that I managed to snatch up for only $2.00. I guess no one was interested except for me.

Before: My old $2.00 Door
It has the cutest, working hardware and hinges (one left at the auction house that I need to get) from the old days. And is very solid still.

The aged chipping is just beautiful!

I had to clean it a couple of times before getting to the paint. And in doing so, I knocked off lots of the chippy paint. But there's still tons left.


I had previously bought some buttercup yellow paint, in the Olde Century Colors in simulated milk paint, at the same auction for $6.00 a can. I got all they had which was two yellows and a barn red. Oddly, the paint cost more than the door. Go figure.
Buttercup Yellow
One coat is all it took. And I just love how it looks now.
After
I was going to put it in my craft booth for sale, but I think I'm going to wait.
I love how I have it sitting right beside my desk in my computer room.

 To finish up the door, I got out an old lace table runner and draped it over some red and white ticking fabric that I folded over it.
And I hung a little cute sign:
"To have joy, One must share."
~Jane Austin

Take another look, side by side, of how just a bit of cleaning and paint can change something.

I love it!
And now every morning this old $2.00 door welcomes me to my craft blog.
My desk chair came from an auction too, new in plastic for only $5.00.
Ps. the Hobnail lamp (missing the round shade) I also won at the same auction for only $2.00!!!!
I am now on the hunt for the matching hobnail globe.

I love that place! 

Don't pass up a good bargain ya'll!
I sure can't.
Happy Crafting,
~Lisa

Apr 3, 2013

Flea Market Finds & Auction Goodies


OMG! I've been so happy with items I've won at local auctions lately, that I've decided to start a regular running post here about them now and then, along with my crafts. I hope you don't mind!

I buy all kinds of items for re-purposing and resell in my Peddlers Mall. But my last find isn't going any farther than my master bedroom.

Here's a quick pic of it from when I won it. It's a solid wood, oak cabinet. (Oh, btw, I love oak furniture the most- it's so country.)



All is intact. The doors are perfect and the two drawers. I'm 5'4" and this is just a little bit taller than me.There is very minimal scratches on it towards the trim at the bottom. All and all I'm super happy with it. I like a little wear on my items because our home is so country and "lived in" look. lol. It's going in my bedroom and house all my old quilts. And the drawers are gonna hold my sheets and such.

What did I have to pay for this? Well, I had the winning bid of only $30.00! I could not believe it it. I was loving it before the auction and I told my husband that I wanted to go up to about $80.00 on it. In no way ever, did I expect to get it for only $30.00!!!!


Do you attend flea markets or auctions?