Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Holiday Helper

I received this little book last year as a Christmas present from a friend. I got such a kick out of it. It's full of vintage photos, vintage gift ideas, and drink recipes to get you through the holidays... all added with a bit of humor. If your looking for a last minute holiday gift, this would be a great one.










 

 

 
Merry Christmas! 

Stephanie

Friday, December 18, 2009

Scraps and Glitter

I made a few tags/door hangers/wine bottle charms out of mostly scraps and bits-n-pieces of things that I have collected over the years . They are super easy and fun to make!




















Have a great weekend!
Stephanie

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas

Here are a few random photos from around my home.





A tree filled with vintage ornaments.



Old ornaments and postcards tucked in everywhere.















This is the Christmas house my mother gave me after my Grandma passed away. I remember loving it so much when I was little (and I still do).



I replaced the orange and black photo in here to a cheery Christmas one. A vintage postcard and scrapbooking supplies and walla!











I also use sprigs of pine, boxwood, and cypress everywhere. 





My front door x2 (I have double doors)

Happy decorating

Sunday, December 13, 2009

More Glitter Houses


Here are a few houses for sale at the Mercantile Mall. If your in Milford, stop by and say hello.
Happy Holidays,
Stephanie























Here are a few of the houses for sale at the Mercantile Mall

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Vintage Santa Collection




I love my vintage santa collection. It is one of my favorite things to get out and display at Christmas time. I've picked them up here and there but two of them are definitely my favorites. My Grandmother gave them to me a few years back. They were gifts to my Grandma from my Dad when he was little. She kept every gift ever given to her and marked each one with the date and the name of who gave it to her. In her last few years, she gave these gifts back to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. 



































Happy Hump Day!!!


Stephanie


Monday, December 7, 2009

Glitter Christmas House










I've listed my glitter house on Etsy.......more to come.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Furniture Friday Makeover

Have you ever wondered how to make a painted piece of funiture look old? 
I'm going to show the cheapeast, easiest way to do it. 



The first thing that I did was to spray paint the table. Then I took a piece of sandpaper and gave it a quick sanding, paying close attention the the edges. 



After wiping the piece down, I rub a little brown acrylic paint mixed with a little bit of water all over it. I work in small sections. About the size of half of the top of the table. Then I wipe most of it off, trying to use long straight strokes. If you wipe in a circular motion on the large flat surface, it may show up.  You don't have to be so neat anywhere else..





Furniture Feature Fridays





O.k.  So it doesn't look like I used long, straight strokes. But on the final time around, I really did.
You may need to add a little water to your rag.



It didn't really show up on the photo as well as I hoped it would.



The final step is so easy. I use floor wax/paste to give it a little extra protection and shine. 
You rub it all over the piece, let it sit a minute or two, then you wipe it off.  
Give it a little time to dry before handling it.





I hope that made sense. I'm not sure how everyone else antiques furniture but this is how I have done it for years. If anyone has any distressing tips...please comment here. I would love to here them.


Have a great weekend and be sure to stop by Miss Mustard Seeds blog to find more great furniture makeovers.
Stephanie

If you are ever in Milford, OH...

come see my booth that I share with my friend Brenda. 
The Mercantile Mall
100 & 104 Main Street
Milford, Ohio 45150