Sunday, February 15, 2009

My thrift store makeovers and my updated booth!


A few posts back, I showed you my thrist store finds. I was needing a cabinet or shelf to show some of my goodies in my booth at Curious Cat. I messed with it all week - trying to get it to prim perfection! It was the standard glossy stain color - nothing fancy. I painted it white and then brushed dark stain over the paint once it dried. I then came along with a tan paint and brushed it on - then took a sponge to wipe some of the paint off. After all was dry, I sanded and scuffed for the worn look. What do you think . . .
Before:

After:

I love the way it turned out! The stain and paint really brought out the detail in the molding.I also had picked up a wood medicine cabinet. I gave it the same treatment as the shelf.
Before:

After:

I wanted to put it in our newly updated bathroom but it was too big! So, my daughter and I took it to my booth at Curious Cat.
You know how when you move one thing around, it triggers an entire makeover? That is what happened yesterday. We spent a few hours rearranging the booth so I wanted to show you all how it looked when we were finished.

I just finished the star pillow sitting in the blue basket. I forgot to take a picture of it! I have to put some more goodies on my new shelf. I had run out of "tweak" time by the time we had moved things around. You know, you really never have enough "tweak" time anyway!
Have a great day!
Nicole

22 friends had to say:

Carmen said...

I think everything looks wonderful! You are very talented.

big city prims said...

Looks wonderful. Great redos! What is Curious Cat? And speaking of animals, how is your adorable bulldog?

Tammy said...

I think everything looks great. Love the redo's.

Kath said...

Fantastic transformation, girl!! I love it all! :)


Have a great day, Niclole!
hugs~

Janene said...

That looks so much better! And thank you for letting us know the process...I have a project that I am having problems with and I think you just answered my prayers!

Pamela... Beehind Thyme said...

You are my kind of... decorating queen! I love your style... Love your displays & such.

The paint job came out so awesome, thank you for sharing.

Hoping you a wonderful, blessed week, Pamela

Farmchick said...

Hi~just stopping in to check on you! ;) I think everything you did turned out great...but then again it always does!

Kindra said...

Your booth and thrift makeovers look awesome! I'm sure your items will sell fast!

Sarah said...

Love the makeovers! You did a great job.
Sarah

Linda said...

yes, move one thing and you have a created a day's worth of work! LOL It all looks great!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Wow! It all looks great! And with the light colors, you are ready for spring!
I know that is a lot of hard work, but so worth it.
Have a great week!

UPON A HILL said...

You did a fantastic job! really made a difference!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

you did a wonderful job on that...it doesn't even look like the same item...looks good where you have it with all of your goodies too...:)

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Nicole,
I just love the medicine cabinet and top hutch! You did such a great job on them. They sure will go fast in your booth which is wonderful as well. Sure wish I lived near you to visit it:)
Have a great day!
Rondell

Stacey said...

Those two things turned out perfectly prim. Too bad it didn't fit in your bathroom. Hopefully you can find a piece to fit in their and use that technique on too. :)

Perfect prims and blessings,
Stacey

The Whites said...

Everything looks great! You have my dream job!

Mandy

Artsy Fartsy said...

Nicole, everything looks great!! I can't wait to get to the Market and see it all, Janna

Shanda said...

It looks great. I use this same technic alot too. I have never tried the tan though. I have been dry brushing a apple green glaze into the crackles this week and I am loving it on candle sticks and such. Your booth looks great. I only rented free standing shelves for my booth. We have a waiting list for booths at the store I wanted in so for now I have 4 shelves with peg boards in the backs and 1 foot of floor space. I am always excited to see what sold. It's fun and I love it.

tardevil said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Tarheel fans are ALWAYS welcome! Is it a coincidence that you came over the same day as Artsy Fartsy from Waxhaw? I was wondering if you knew each other? If not, you can go to my followers list, and she is the one that is right before your profile photo. Pretty wild, huh? I love that shelf! I just need to make some time to come down to Monroe! :O) Drop by anytime. I'll add you to my blogroll!

Sharon said...

I'd love to visit your shop, I'm going to get a map and see how far apart we are. You have some beautiful things there :)

Have a blessed day!
Sharon

tardevil said...

BTW, do you know about Metamorphosis Monday? This post would have been perfect for linking to that? I've just added it to my sidebar. If you've not checked it out, you might want to play along! :O)

Angie said...

Looks great! Thrift store makeovers are so much fun!