Feeling incredibly sad and alone...
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Sunday, June 02, 2013
I had started working on sanding the little side table from my flea market finds....
Then I accidentally discovered a new show on DIY Network that is pretty darn awesome, especially for my current furniture upcycling phase! I came across Cash & Cari, which centers around an estate sale broker/upcycler/antique expert who shows the behind the scenes of an estate sale...then has a little segment where she goes and picks something old and craftily upcycles it....in each episode! I caught a marathon of it...watched all the episodes that my DVR caught, and was inspired to upcycle old windows. Now, I already had the thought in my head to try to look for a cool window frame mirror, but the show inspired me to make my own. The internet (as usual) was also very helpful. I am kicking myself for not being inspired earlier, because I did see some old windows at the flea market last weekend. Argh! Anyhoo, so I found a guy that sells vintage windows on Ebay/Etsy, and scored these:
Monday, May 27, 2013
Woke up with the man at the crack of dawn yesterday to go to the Stormville Flea Market, for the very first time! It was fun! And not horribly far away - a little over an hour without traffic from eastern Queens. It was my very first antiques themed flea market. There were normal type flea market stuff as well, like cell phone accessories, kitchen stuff, socks, etc, but we pretty much skipped through that whole section. We spent about 5 hours browsing the antiques section, which was pretty large, but we did end up walking past some spots a few times, since we browsed in a not so organized way, and just kind of milled around to whatever caught our eyes. Lots and lots of cool old stuff to look at...kind of indescribable. And lots of opportunity for haggling! I used to hate haggling, but now I find it kind of fun. I was on the lookout for some small furniture pieces, and decorative stuff. I did not see as much furniture there as I expected. Watching Flea Market Flip on HGTV made it seem kinda easy to find lots of cheap furniture...but perhaps that's more the case for the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in CT? (planning on hitting that sometime in the future). But still scored some of what I was looking for, without breaking the bank!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Remember the mirror I picked up at my first estate sale? I decided to repaint it a copper....Kinda on the fence about how I feel about it....don't hate it or love it. Perhaps I should've picked a more obvious metallic...It almost looks like it's wooden colored now. I was thinking of possibly glazing it to bring out the details, but then I'm also afraid it'll turn out looking even more wooden! So leaving it for now.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Here's a table I made pretty a few months ago:
And because she's so cute, here's a pic of my bench and Munchie chilling underneath it. She does this every morning!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Fed my current upcycle/DIY home obsession and went to my first ever estate sale yesterday! It was kind of overwhelming, but saw some cool stuff, and scored this cool mirror:
Saturday, May 04, 2013
My first furniture redo projects!! I LOVE how they came out.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Well, hello! Long time no see again, as usual. Haven't made anything substantial in a looooong time, but I am currently on a staycation.... so, finally been gettin my hands dirty again! I have missed making things with my 2 hands and have missed being creative. So the newest thing I'm trying is furniture revamping. I have always wanted to try taking an old piece of junk furniture and making it new and pretty again. Of course, when I finally decided to try it, I have not seen any garage sales or junk on the street. But, I did score 2 relatively cheap pieces off of Craigslist to start off with. No pictures yet, but they should be done tomorrow! Lets just say Home Depot is my new favorite store. Probably been there around 5 times in the past 3 weeks. I have been taking things apart, chiselling, sanding, cutting, stapling, priming, painting, glazing, sealing. The issue with this new DIY hobby is I'm going to run out of space for my new finished projects! Guess I'll have to give things away if I continue!
One thing to show is a headboard I made a few weeks ago. Yay for DIY home blogs! Used the tutorial from Young House Love.