Sunday, February 17, 2013

My Latest Vintage Booth

For more than 2 years now, I've had a booth where I sell redesigned and original vintage furniture and other items I've found or created. I've had so much fun doing this and I would have been very happy to keep my booth at the original store where I started, but they lost their lease; so I moved to another store owned by the same person. Three weeks after that move, I got word that the store had been sold and we were given a few weeks to move our items out. So, that's why I moved the booth again!!! What a lot of work. The owner of the store where I am now located told me, "well, we won't be closing". That was SO good to hear, and hopefull will be the case.

So, I thought I'd share a few photos of my new booth space. I really like the store, and all the people I've met there. I'm hoping this will be a good move for me. If you are in the Kansas City area, go take a look. There is 6000 square feet of antique and vintage to enjoy. With several more similar stores nearby.

The new address is:

La Bottega

173 English Landing Drive

Parkville, Missouri 64152

Friday, February 15, 2013

The buffet redo revealed

I think at my rate of blogging I'm never going to get any followers. I need to start posting more often but my crazy life gets in the way.

I do want to show how the buffet I mentioned in my last post turned out. I stripped the top and restained it, then put 3 coats of polycrylic on it. The bottom is painted in a CeCe Caldwell paint, two coats of that, then waxed with Annie Sloan wax, and finally finished with CeCe Caldwell Chestnut mixed into a Valspar glaze. Geez, I managed to used a lot of products on this.

Just so you remember here is the before: Here are some after photos: The picture feature on blogger has changed since I last made a post. I'll have to figure out how to make the pictures big again and how to arrange them. Anybody have any tips on that?