Saturday, March 16, 2013

Plans and Projects

My weekends are just not long enough for all I want to do.  
I got precious little done today on my shabby chic projects. 
I have several projects to work on and so far only these two have seen any paint.  It was a beautifully sunny day. The temp was 72 degrees and the wind was blowy.  I had paint flying all over the blue table. Tomorrow I will be able to start sanding and waxing these two pieces.  That is my favorite part of the process in creating shabby chic pieces. 
I love the detail on this wooden shelf and can't wait to finish it. 

While I am showing off this pretty carved wood let me show you what I have been finding at yard sales. Tools!  I love old tools. Look how pretty these are.
I have already sold some of them, but still have a collection or two in my etsy shop here
The feel of the wooden handles and the glints of paint, rust, sweat, oil, and patina of use on these old pieces really makes them beautiful. 
Today I found some vintage embroidery hoops.  I love collecting these.  They will soon be available in my supplies section of my etsy shop. here

This last wooden hoop has no spring or screw tension device. I haven't seen one like this before. Who ever owned it put lace trim and string around the inside hoop to give it more 'grip' I think. The wood is smooth as silk.

Anne

6 comments:

Mama Dupuis said...
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Mama Dupuis said...

That shelf looks awesome..can't wait to see the finished product :)

Celtic Cat said...

Looks like you have some very interesting and fun weekends!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I can't wait for 70 degree and blowy weather here to get into the swing of doing some refinishing on things I have collected over the winter! Your shelves look lovely...can't wait to see what you do with them. Hmmmm, never thought to look at old tools....they are a beautiful thing!

Araignee said...

Those tools remind me of my Grandmother's garage. I can still smell the mixture of oil and metal. Lovely!

TheInspiredTrader said...

Great finds!