Monday, August 27, 2012

Vintage Metal Stool Industrial Chic Make-Over

This is a story about a little black metal chair that sat in my Gram's kitchen for as long as I can remember. It was the perfect size for children and my sister and I would fight over who got to sit in it on pizza and cards night.  It eventually made its way to my house and sat collecting cobwebs in the garage for way too long.  So this weekend, armed with a can of brushed nickle spray paint, I decided that it deserved an industrial-chic make over.
As I was cleaning off the dust, I noticed that black was apparently not it's original color. The underside was a bright aqua blue and had the name of the company and retail price was stamped on...Cosco Model 1-B for $2.25! LOL

If aqua matched anything in my kitchen, I may have considered repainting it in the original color...but it didn't. It covered easily and took less than half a can of paint.

After several light coats she's now sporting a new industrial-chic look. (you can also see a bit of my giant bread sign in the background)

Now she sits in a corner of my kitchen, waiting for kids to fight over her again. :)

Monday, August 20, 2012

That 70's Fabric

I recently purchased some amazing fabrics from the 1970's.  Gorgeous brightly colored Flower Power designs:

...this pretty neon pink cotton sateen is my favorite:

These cute polka dot strawberry and turtle prints were in the bunch, too.

They sold out the minute I listed them, so they are already on their way to a new home.  But there is also this little turtle daisy print, (turtles must have been popular in the 70's) :)

And this cute strawberry ladybug fabric.  I think this one is just a bit older, maybe 60's.  It has a 36" selvage width and has the prettiest color combo of red, pink and aqua.

Most of these are listed on the website or will be soon.  Be sure to check out all of our latest finds in the "Newly Listed Items" section!
Have a great week, everyone!