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June 5, 2012

display pieces

When my sister in law and I decided to open a booth at a local antique mall we set about hitting yard sales and thrift stores for furniture pieces to display our things on.  We managed to purchase all these soon to be treasures for under $100.00.  Pretty good, huh?


The booth space we rented is already painted a pretty robin's egg blue so we decided to leave it as is and paint all the display furniture one color to help unify it. 



Luckily we both love color so we need something neutral to really make our wares pop.  With the exception of the chairs and ottoman all of this will be sanded, primed and painted white.


We really lucked out finding the chairs especially this old sewing chair. 



The seat is removable and has a storage area for sewing threads and such. 


Don't you think the chairs will look cute painted in a different colors?


It was so much fun powering up my palm sander and getting started.  I have the first coat of primer done on three pieces so hopefully, I'll be sharing more soon.


So now it's your turn...How productive was your Monday?

xo, Patty

18 comments:

  1. Looking forward to seeing your "paint touches!"

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  2. Amazing finds at fantastic prices - don't you just love yard sales and thrifting?!?! Re: Home Comforts, I read about 1/3 of the library book and then had to order one from Amazon to keep - I will refer back to this book forever, it's really inspired me in countless ways. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Hugs ~ Mary

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  3. Thanks for the information... I really love your blog posts... specially those on Packers and movers in Chennai

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  4. I can't wait to see what you do with these!! :) You got them at a fantastic price!

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  5. Wow! How exciting for the two of you.
    Can't wait to see the transformations.

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  6. Patty, Now would be a great time to invest in a paint sprayer. You could get the job done quickly. I can't wait to see your space all set up. Take lots of pic for us.

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  7. Look at the fun you are having, plus work! My Monday was my job but also trying to recoup! A long fun weekend plus a 7 hour drive home, yikes! Thank goodness work was slow and now I'm ready to go again. Can't wait to see some of your finished projects! hugs!!

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  8. This sounds exciting! You found some great chairs and cabinets for your shop and I can't wait to see them painted and in place as props. I had paint on my hands yesterday too as I helped a friend paint her cute little one room cottage in her backyard! Have a great day. Pamela

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  9. Wow, you'll have lots of before and afters to show us! Can't wait to see how you set everything up. ~ Maureen

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  10. I LOVE those pieces! You have such a good eye!

    I made seven new fabric flowers last night. That's about as productive as I can account for in the crafty department.

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  11. Not nearly as productive as yours! I was rather lazy on Monday, in fact. You and Shelly scored some great deals there! I have never seen a sewing chair like that before. You should sell it!!!!
    Wishing you lots of luck with your booth. I know you will do great!!!
    XO kris

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  12. Wow you guys did great. Can't wait to see it. Is it ready yet??

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  13. My monday was quite productive, in fact Monday is my favorite day of the week as I am refreshed and ready to go after the weekend and the kids are back at school and I can really focus. This monday was my last monday before kids are out for the summer, but listed several pieces of jewelry on our store (www.laughingfrogstudio.etsy.com), painted and distressed a bookcase for display at this weekend's market, made a pendant lamp out of an old petticoat AND did the standard laundry, cooking etc.!! Was a good day! Your finds for $100 are quite an amazing deal! Cannot wait to see how they turn out, be sure to post it!
    Jen from fineline-antiques.blogspot.com

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  14. Great finds! I love the sort of console table or buffet with the two drawers. You are going to have lots of pretty things for your new booth and at a great price.

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  15. What fun! I just remembered something I wanted to spray paint red today.
    Monday was productive! Lots of chores, laundry done. Also laid a brick pathway and tilled up half the yard to seed with grass. Productive indeed.

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  16. Wow! You got some great deals!!I look forward to seeing what you do with them! have a great afternoon!!

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  17. Hey Patty,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. It sounds like your going to be really busy for a while and you've found some great pieces. Can't wait to see how they all turn out. Looking forward to following you. Have a great night!
    Tammy

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  18. Great finds! I'm interested in seeing the finished products!\
    My Monday was actually VERY productive as I prepared lunch to serve on Tuesday for the adult day care at my church. I also attended my church Circle meeting in the evening.

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