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Monday, November 4, 2013

market makeovers

 Here are a few  make-overs that came to the markets with me on Saturday.

This box came to me without a base, bit it was solid and heavy.
We put a new base and some castors on it and painted grey inside and used homemade white chalk paint on the inside.

It was then heavily distressed and I applied decals to the front,

and the back, with a grocery theme.
If it didn't sell I was going to bring it home to use to store wood next to the fireplace, but someone loved it and it is on it's way to a new home.

 I picked this stool up at an op shop 

 and repainted it grey and added this Parisian fabric,
 it went home with a little girl who happened to have a quilt in the same fabric.

 I can't seem to find a before shot of this chair, maybe because we has to fix the front legs so it sat upside down on a table for a while.
The original fabric was green and while it was in fairly good condition on the top it was ripped at the bottom.
I sprayed it charcoal with an upholstery spray paint.
I sprayed the woodwork with a an almost identical colour and then I painted on Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Ironstone over the top and then distressed it.

 We reupholstered the base in the same Parisian fabric. 
VCH has bought a staple gun for the air compressor and that made the job super easy, I held the fabric and he stapled it on.
  I covered up a couple of little holes on the top part with a small piece of the fabric.
It has gone to a salon in town.
 Here is a lamp that we were also given. It just needed a little gluing to get it right and then I painted it in the same charcoal colour,

and made a new lamp shade for it.
This was the tricky part, but I think it came out OK for my first time.

 Here is the completed lamp.
It came home with me, but that's OK as there is always a next time!

For those of you who are going to ask, 
I had a fabulous position at the markets right on a corner where everyone has to go past and that meant a two sided frontage. 
The sites are huge 5m x 5m so plenty of room to spread out!
I sold quite a lot of stuff and made a nice profit.

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7 comments:

  1. That is such a success story. When I saw this on Facebook I was keen to get over here to see how it all went. I wonder did that lovely kitchen set sell?
    Congrats on the good day.
    Carolyn

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    1. yes the little kitchen sold as did the kids table and chairs. The only big things we took home were the red shutters and the dandelion table, but I have had an inquiry about it this morning, so it may soon be gone too.

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  2. You do indeed give new life to old, distressed cast offs:) Will show Mariah what you created, she'll be interested:) I feel like we played a little part in helping them find new homes:)
    I had no idea you could spray paint fabric!! and fancy the little girl having matching fabric, amazing!
    Glad to hear you sold the little kitchen too.
    A successful day indeed!

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    1. I really loved that chair- was hard to part with! Love it when people give me cool things to work with! Thanks! pinterest is a great source of makeovers and info- like how to spray-paint fabric!

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  3. Pleased to hear you did well Deanne. You did indeed have a great spot and it looked very good too! Do you tend to sell many of the cards you have displayed? Loved the dandelion table - you are so clever.

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  4. Oh wow Deanne.... love, love, love what you did with the market items. How fabulous was your market stall location. Talk about prime location. I'm glad you did really well too.

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