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.