Was scrolling through photos
this morning and saw a couple shots
that I thought might be fun
to share with you all.
As I mentioned in my post
from yesterday, our little antique shop
does one show a year, a holiday show,
at a local girls' high school.
We shop from June through December
to get ready
for the show -- to find interesting
vintage and antique pieces to sell.
We occasionally mix in some new
or handmade items also.
Months ago my client/friend
gave me this huge
3 foot wide iron frame clock
that she "inherited" when she
bought her home a couple
of years ago.
It is not old
but it had a nice shape
and "good bones".
I thought it might be fun to include
in our holiday sale.
Here is the clock before
the holiday makeover.
|It had a printed cardboard face.|
I came up with the idea
that it might be fun to
decoupage a vintage or old style
Santa Claus face on the clock.
That idea quickly faded when
I soon realized that Santa may end up
with a clock hand centered
in his eye or nose!
So I found this fantastic
poster/wrapping sheet for
under $4 on Ebay.
Here is the link
But it came and it was not nearly
as large as I needed it to be.
So I took it to Kinko's and within
an hour they blew it up for me
on nice heavy weight paper.
I was able to cut it down
to a 35" circle and
decoupaged it to the face.
Here is how it turned out:
Then I was at a holiday boutique in November
and a woman was selling newly made
that she had constructed using clean
but old wool tartan throws.
So I bought a couple.
A week or two later,
I found these ultra-suede handmade cut-outs
of a bear and a deer head at a flea market.
The seller had cleverly machine stitched them
to a heavy black wool felted backing.
I decided to attach them with super duper fabric glue
to the fronts of the red wool plaid pillows.
Look how cute they turned out!
Then, the final make-over
is not much of a makeover,
but kind of fun.
Our shop is called Blue Cardinal Vintage.
I walked into Hobby Lobby last month
and this cute sign was on clearance.
I grabbed it and brought it home.
|It is on a base and stands about 4 feet tall.|
|You can see the base here in my shopping cart!|
Bought a couple little bottles of paint
We have a blue bird perched on the sign!
Ended up being the perfect piece
to use at the sale.
|And here it stood at our booth at the holiday sale!|
That's it for my project sharing.
(Made the plaid pennant shown above for the shop too.)
What projects have you
been working on?