Sunday, July 10, 2011

Fourth of July "Blue" Reveal a "Garden Chair"

So, this post is coming a little late but I haven't been wanting to post any pictures because all I have to use is my daughter's camera on her phone. So sorry in advance for the blurry pics. This is one of the three chairs I got for free on Craigslist a while ago & hadn't done anything with them because they weren't sturdy enough to use for seating anymore.

So this is what I came up with to repurpose them as......

The only re-structuring that was done was adding two pieces of moulding, one to the front and one to the back of what used to be the chair seat. This "framed" in the area that would support the flowerpot.

I added something to the backrest of each one of the chairs, the other two I personalized because they were already spoken for. But because this one is going in my boutique, I needed something that would work in any garden. I thought the "Bloom" I hand painted at the top of the back was fitting for this chairs new use as a potted garden.

In this shot you can see the plastic flowerpot I used, I normally don't like to use plastic at all but it worked well with these for two reasons 1. The sides gave a little allowing it to be squished into the framed seat that held it in place 2. These pots come with a built in drain tray which is perfect to keep the chair from being exposed directly to water.

Here's my original close up of the finish. I used Rust-oleum Painter's Touch in Aqua then distressed  and antiqued it with a chocolate glaze.

I also added a little painted detail to the front of the chair seat to tie in with the yellow "Bloom" wording on the backrest. This was all sealed up with Spar-Urethane in a satin finish so that it's weather resistant. Although the sealer does provide protection for the finish & wood, I would reccomend using this "Garden Chair" in a covered outdoor area like a porch, to prolong the life of it. This chair is currently on it's way down to the Revamped boutique inside Reminisce in downtown Paso Robles, CA. If you're local I'd love for you to come check out ths & my other new merchandise in person!

One last shot of the three garden chairs I did. The red one was a wedding gift to my friends Jason and Alisha Bravo (with their last name across the back), and the little yellow one is sitting right outside my front door with my address on it.

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July Everyone!

I just realized that I happened to be working on some red,


and blue pieces today, how appropriate! Hope you had a great day with friends and family. We're heading out to go watch the first of two fire works shows tonight. Check back tomorrow for the reveals on these pieces!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Chippy Pink "Picking" Table

I found this little table at a new "source" I have for the store. I didn't do a thing to it but hose it off & apply a protective wax finish. It was already rocking this awesome vintage pink paint. All the chipped of areas revealed a chocolate brown color underneath that is the perfect accent against the pink.

Sorry for the blurry pics, they were taken with my daughter's phone. This shows a little closer shot of  the original green vintage glass knob, even the bolt that held it in place was rusted. Everything about this table was perfect just the way I found it......once I evicted the spiders. This little table already has a new home, one of the other dealers at Reminisce bought it for her house, only 2 days after I put it in my space. Even though I really had nothing to do with the finish I wanted to share my good find, there's a lot more of where this came from. I'll be highlighting some of my other scores from my new "picking source" over the next week.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Pulling An All Nighter!

Hey everyone, I just realized that in being so crazy busy the last few weeks I haven't mentioned that the Revamped boutique is doubling in size as of tomorrow morning!!!!! The owners of the space next to me have moved on to a couple new ventures forcing them to close their location inside Reminisce. So Jeanie (who owns Reminisce) offered the space to me! Because the space is adjacent to the one I already lease, all I need to do is take down the large antique window that hangs between the two spaces & the expansion is complete! Well, it's almost that easy my boyfriend and I painted it today so after that window comes down Im ready for the fun part, bringing in all my "new" merchandise! It's going to be a LONG day but I'll have my 12 year old (Kendall) helping while my 3 year old (Olivia) has her first full day of pre-school - yay! Hopefully everything will be set up for lots of Fourth of July shoppers & a long weekend! I'll post pics as soon as I have them!

Things to be on the lookout for:

Potting bench from 100% reclaimed matierials

Desk/table from 100 year old door on sawhorse style legs

A "Garden Chair" - Im planning on doing a line of these in different styles

Yellow paisley restyled Queen Anne armchair

Galvanized bins, Vintage wire baskets, Vintage trunks & suitcases

And a very large antique tool caddy!

If you live in or are visiting the Paso Robles, CA area please stop by & see us INSIDE Reminisce on the corner of 14th and Pine Streets in downtown Paso!