As promised I am back with some more befores and afters- let's call it a little show and tell shall we?
You might remember this little desk that I got off the side of the road here
It was putrid!
The water when I washed it off was black!
And remember this little industrial stool that I got for $2 the same day?
Well this is how they looked after I finished with them.
I painted the metal bits with "ironbark" coloured metal spray paint.
VCH got a new piano hinge and put the top back on and I painted inside and out the lid with chalkboard paint.
The little stool got a new top and some rubber bits for it's legs.
I sat them together at my stall and they were sold to the same person very early on the day.
Here is the sewing machine I picked up one day at a garage sale for $30
She had quite a lot of water marks on her.
The machine is a 201K from 1948.
It is a treadle machine, but apparently they also made an electric version and a hand cranked version.
This is what she looks like now!
Unfortunately she didn't sell the other day, but for the moment she is looking lovely in my living room.
Here are the stools I picked up at the dump.
This is what they look like now.
This little rusty birdcage turned into...
This cute little red and aqua number with a couple of map birds.
This little chest of drawers cost me $5 at the same garage sale as the sewing machine.
The top veneer was damaged so some vintage music sheets came to the rescue.
I added some more music sheets to the drawers and crystal knobs.
The drawers were stained,
so I added some mystery and painted them black.
I hope someone else loves her as much as I do!
I still need to fix up the black around the top edge and give her a final coat of sealer,
but I wanted to show you her now before the day gets lost in finishing a few things off and getting organised for tomorrow's stall!
Have a good weekend!
I will be back next week with some things other than stalls and furniture makeovers I promise!