Wednesday, October 20, 2010

vintage chic...

Have you been picking up on my hints this week?  Like how I have been busy as a bee ~ and how I have been treasure hunting to feather my booth after it is made over?  Well, my patience with my fisherman has paid off.  Last Friday we picked up 7 vintage doors for two of the walls of my booth!  I am going to start with 2 and see how it looks...the other wall, which is old wood might just get a white wash and shelves added here and there.  Here is a look at what I have been up to...

I was lucky to find these two old beauties that went together ~ I plan on using these as the back wall.  I gave them a quick coat of primer...
I did not want them to look perfect at all and am loving the texture of the old varnish coming through...
Then I gave them a shabby coat of Behr's Bleached Linen...
I am very happy with the results!!  On to the next two...

I love the panels on these doors as well as the hardware...
Glad I remembered to flip the door before I did this...
I left the first two doors as is but wanted to add a vintage chic touch to the others...
I found this old sheet music a few weeks ago with this project in mind.  Some panels came out smooth, others did not, but I like it anyway...

I will be hanging treasures on these doors in my booth which will probably cover most of the panels but I figure some of it will peek out now and then and there will be something to look at when an item sells...
And speaking of selling items, I have been working on some new pieces for my new space...

I would like to either have a wall of words or mix them in among some vintage mirrors.  I am also working on some ornaments for the Vintage Holiday Sale at the shop...
I had boxes of these purple ornaments that I used to put in glass bowls in my bedroom before the Paris Hotel Suite makeover.  I found an old Italian~English dictionary at the shop and have been using the pages to decoupage them...

Now for the winner of my giveaway that started on...
I have been hinting a bit during this post.  It is the lovely and very creative Julie of A Vintage Chic!!  Congratulations!!  Big thanks to everyone who entered and to all of you who follow along, read my little musings and make blogging so much fun!!  I almost forgot ~ it is White Wednesday too ~ thank you Kathleen for hosting!!  Have a nice day!!

29 comments:

AnthonyRosesShabHome said...

Hey Sandi l love those old doors what a nice find ! When you say new spot are you getting a bigger one? or just redoing your current space?
Happy White Wednesday!

Trisha said...

Hey the booth is looking great. I love old doors. I am also loving those ornaments with the dictionary pages. Can't wait to see your newly redone space-
tammy
oh on the applying stuff to the panels to get it smooth- I used spray adhesive to put the papers on then used white glue over it. Less wrinkles - though I love wrinkles too.
tammy

Petite Michelle Louise said...

the doors turned out just beautiful!! And i love your new style signs. I can see some french words on them mon amie! Congrats tot he winner of your giveaway. lucky gal!

Theresa said...

The doors are wonderful, I love the sheet music on them and I am now going to be looking for Behrs bleached linen! Theresa xoxo

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, my goodness, Sandi! You really made me day!!! First thing I did this morning was check my email...and what a happy message greeted me! Thank-you so much! So looking forward to all the beautiful things you're sharing for your birthday giveaway--lucky me! (loved all your hints, too!)

Love your doors and all the "vintage chic" touches you're adding--they'll be beautiful for your booth--wish I could visit it in person...I bet it will be fabulous!

Thanks again! Hope your day is as wonderful as you've made mine!

Julie

Jane said...

Love, love, love the old doors. They will make a wonderful backdrop in your booth.
Great idea of repurposing the purple ornaments....time to get out my modge podge!!
Jane

NanaDiana said...

I have a love affair with old doors too. My son just bought an old house and has discovered original doors from the early 1900s tucked up in the rafers in his garage. Now if I can jusf talk his wife out of a couple of them. So cool...and they are all different styles -which i thought was unusual-considering I thought they were used in the orginial cottage...hmmm...maybe someone back then had a love affair with doors too! Your shop is going to be just great-can't wait to see it all put together. Hugs- Diana

Sandi said...

Love your old doors Sandi. I still haven't done anything with mine except use them in the house. lol
Love your new signs too!

Congrats to Julie for your giveaway win!! I am sure she is thrilled!!
Happy WW!

Okie Chic said...

Love the doors. Your your ornaments are super cute.

Paula said...

Hi Sandi! You have been busy! Love the doors! If I make a trip home this holiday season I'm stopping by to see your fabulous booth!
hugs:)
paula

RealBeauty said...

I LOVE your ornament idea! So creative!

http://realbeauty-realbeauty.blogspot.com/

Vicki said...

I sure do love those old doors and how they are turning out! Thanks for sharing.

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

I am sure those doors will look amazing! and LOVE the ornments!

Stella said...

The doors turned out wonderfully. I love the vintage hardware on the one. Can't wait to see the finished booth.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Those doors are beautiful.I love how you've given them, a whole new lease of life.

Sarahx

Marydon said...

G'eve Sandi ... Love your pictures & that neat ornie. Congrats to your lucky winner!
Have a lovely autumn eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

June said...

Sandi I love what you did to the doors. The music paper is genius!!! You are so right about it peeking out from the items you hang there. It will look great.
I love how you made use of the ornaments too. That is such a great idea. I have stored some mauve ornaments for years knowing I would never use them again, but couldn't get rid of them. So could I use your idea for them? I love it.
Hugs to you...

Donna said...

I just may have to borrow your idea of decoupaging Christmas ornaments! I love them! And I really love your doors, what a lucky find! The hardware is amazing, and I adore the decoupaged sheet music! What a fun idea!!

trash talk said...

The doors will make a lovely backdrop to showcase all your wonders! Love the sheet music and why worry if it's not perfect. If that's the first thing folks notice...they are not paying attention!
Debbie

Kate said...

Sandi

Yours doors rock!!! I love how they turned out! Great inspiration. Have a great week

warm wishes
Kate

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oohhh those doors are fantastic, what a find!
I love the bauble idea too.
Thank you for popping by & leaving a message on the blog about my Mum.
Love
Alison
x

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Your doors turned out beautiful, Sandi, and love those signs!
Congratulations to the winner... lucky girl!!
Have a great day!
~ Jo :)

Victoria said...

Hello darling Sandi! I've been such a bad blogger lately and so anxious to catch up on yours:) The door looks gorgeous and I am loving the decoupaged decorations! I'm so excited for Christmas already, I get butterflies just thinking about it.

Off to catch up on your previous posts now:)

Betsy said...

Love those doors. They sure don't make them like they used to, and I'll bet they're really heavy. Love what you did with the sheet music too. You'll probably have tons of requests from people who want to buy them. Thanks for visiting me. I sure enjoy your treasures!

Time Worn Style said...

Just love the door idea with the music sheets, it looks amazing! Oh and the christmas balls too, great ideas!!
alicia

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Sandi! What wonderful doors! I just adore the sheet music on the panels. How creative! They're going to look great as a backdrop in your booth. You've certainly been a busy bee lately, girl! Those ornaments are so uniquely amazing! You are just full of great ideas!! :)

xoxo laurie

Susanne said...

I like your new old doors, fun idea.
Susanne.

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Hi. Love your doors and the music paper panels. A great idea! They'll look great in your booth.
~ Julie

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Sandi,
I can't wait to see your booth makeover. I can already tell it's going to be AMAZING! I was mulling around in there the other day, ooohing and ahhing over all your goodies.
Hope to see you at the meeting,
Blessings,
Karen

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