April 18, 2011

Transformations for my Antiques Booth



Keeping my booth stocked is a full time job....Yea!


My Mom likes to say that I am having so much fun, I don't have time to have fun!


Pictures fly out the door, the one on the right was a door front of an old cabinet that I framed


I found these two pictures with porcelain flowers. They needed a little love.


When I was finished, I did the talk with myself, should I keep them or sell them???



My 80's chandelier from the estate sale got it's make over


I covered the shades with a light pink vintage damask fabric.


When I make chalkboards for my booth I always add chalk and eraser.


I just cut a little block of wood, add a decal, and cut a piece of upholstery foam I attach to the wood with E-6000


Sometimes it is just that little added touch that makes the sale.

OK, I'm off to have some more fun...it's pillow making day!

Carol 



29 comments:

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Great ideas!!! I painted a couple of those lacy metal frames like yours...Your tutorial was so helpful! Love how you added the little eraser with your chalkboard!!!

Susan S. said...

ohhhhh....what pretty re-do's! I love your style and your blog. And your Mother is right....you are having a LOT of fun! I've added myself as your newest follower and hope you come by and see me sometime! Happy Spring Ya'll

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Its certainly the little touches that make the different and your chalk boards are fabulous! The pictures are an amazing transformation too :o) Scarlett x

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Everything looks outstanding!!! Love that chandy and having a little extra to an item always shows you care about your customers.

Blessings,
Linda

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Love the chalkboards Carol! You are always so busy! Stop on over to my blog, I'm having a fun little giveaway! ~Stacy~ xo

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Love the chalkboards Carol! You are always so busy! Stop on over to my blog, I'm having a fun little giveaway! ~Stacy~ xo

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Busy Girl!!
I just love your makeovers! You must manage your time very well. I just go from one project to another and they don't get done. I must stay FOCUSED!
Weather is crappy...bet your Mom isn't thrilled being here!
What are your Easter plans!?
Warmly,
deb

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

Nicely done, and what kind of printer are the inks for?

Rebecca said...

Love all you do my friend...LOVE IT ALL. My printer is fab...It's an Epson and I got it on clearance at Ace Hardware for $35...no kidding.

xoRebecca

Char said...

Oh Carol, such a treat to visit you. Love love love it all and I have no doubt it flies out the door.
Char

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Such pretties you've created!! Love the chalkboard, the pic frames, the chandy ~ I always love what you come up with!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

~Shabby~Prim~Delights~ said...

Hi Carol...you have the best ideas, and no wonder your things fly out the door.
Love the remake on the flower frames...totally shabby.
Have a great week,
Michelle

Shabby Soul said...

You give me so many ideas! I just made a little chalkboard for my booth, now I need to make a cute little eraser, too!

Createology said...

Your ability to transform the old, worn looking sad items into such beauty is amazing. I love the entire transformation of the porcelain pictures which are fresh and feminine and beautiful. I can easily see how your booth needs restocking constantly. Happy week to you...

Marydon said...

What a romantic & elegant showing of your treasures, Carol.

Have an EGGS-TRA blessed Easter ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the little blocks of wood with the decals! Something even I could do! Wish I could use the printer cartridges but they won't work on ours either! Thanks for offering...how sweet of you! ♥

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Beautiful Miss Carol...I concur those little extra touches seal the deal. Wish I had a HP, I hate buying new ones!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Carol, I am loving that chandelier! I think adding the chalk and eraser to your pretty boards definitely add that extra touch. You have been busy, busy, busy!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

yes, adding the chalk to the pretty painted board is a big plus! I have to redo my booth this week. I will go in tomorrow to reassess, then return home to gather new inventory. I will work on it Thursday. S and I are treasure hunting tomorrow. Bring out the shorts and sandals....it's going to be 90 degrees. :) Happy Day to you Carol and I know you are having fun. xo

Betsy said...

Wow! I love those picture frames with the flowers. I have that same problem ALL the time...keep or sell. I don't know, those look like keepers to me. Love the idea with the chalkboard eraser and that chandelier turned out so pretty.

Stampin' D'Amour said...

Carol-

Love the makeovers! I had recently bought chalk spray paint, but hadn't used it yet. What was the surface you used for your chalkboard frame? Was it glass or cardboard or...?

Off to paint now! :)

-pamela

Diann said...

Hi Carol!
All of your makeovers are always so gorgeous! And the little extra touches you add are just the cherry on top! Glad to hear your shop is doing good. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!

Rita @ TesoroFino.com said...

I ALWAYS LOVE VISITING AND SEEING YOUR CREATIVE MIND AT WORK. VERY TALENTED LADY!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Would Office Depot not let you just return them for an in store credit? If they are still in the package they came in, that makes no sense why they wouldn't.

It's a wonderful gesture for you to give them away. I don't need them, but I'm sure somebody will!

I know what you mean about the special touches. I used to paint candle holders and sell them. Nobody paid attention to them until I added candles to them. Didn't matter if they were new or not. Somehow they sold after that.

Love how your chandy turned out!

sandi collins said...

EVERYTHING LOOKS GREAT. I CAN HARDLY WAIT FO THE MAGAZINE TO COME OUT(BU IT WILL MEAN YUCKY WEATHER WILL BE AROUND THE CORNER AGAIN.)
I HAVE PAINTING PROJECTS IN MIND, THANKS TO YOU, BUT I NEED 50 DEGREE WEATHER AND NO RAIN. DON'T YOU HATE WHEN WORK GETS IN THE AY OF PLAY?

KarenSue said...

You have such great ideas Carol! I love the chandelier.
Hope your having a great week!

Beckey said...

You always have such wonderful ideas. Sorry about your printer. I went thru that once with 4 barely-used laser toners! I had offered like you are, but I ended up recycling. I do have a printer that uses your ink if it is still available. I would be happy to pay you for them.

Please let me know.

Roselle said...

The framed porcelain flowers are darling! You know I love all your creations! OK, question...what did you use to paint on to create the framed chalkboard? I have a few framed mirrors I am going to try this on but I'm looking for other ideas.

How's WW? I'm still chugging along. I haven't been in 2 weeks (bad allergies, wedding, blah blah) so I go tomorrow for my meeting/weigh in. Still loving it and gung ho for my new Spring Look!
LOL
xo
Roselle

Biljana said...

Amazing job, I love all, so outstanding:-)
Hugs, Biljana