Showing posts with label antiques. Show all posts
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mirror Makeover

 The same weekend that I was in Austin for the Country Living Fair I picked up an amazing old mirror from an antique shop by my parents house. I even got to use my haggling skills and saved $5!

I had been searching for a mirror like this for a long time, but I could never find one that fit my budget. This one was just what I had been looking for, super cute and only $15 after my awesome haggling.

The mirror had some funky green stains on it, but once I cleaned it up and sanded it you couldn't really notice them. 

Originally I was just going to paint the mirror this ivory color, but with how light the color was you could see the seams in the frame. Seeing the seams really bothered me, so I decided to paint it a dark brown color.

My little man keeping me company! I love him so much :)

After the first coat of brown paint. I used Martha Stewart Metallic paint that I found at Home Depot and it turned out super cute. The metallic effect is very understated and turned out beautiful!

I toyed with the idea of putting a poly coat on after I painted it, but I love the look that I ended up with just the two coats of paint. So rich and chocolatey, and what girl doesn't love chocolate!

William loves to admire himself in the mirror. He's proud of his mommy's craftiness! I love how simple and fast this project was. I was able to finish most of it during William's afternoon nap.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Country Living Fair

This past weekend my mom, grandma, and I ventured out to the Country Living Fair in Austin. We bought the weekend pass which turned out to be a great deal because the second day my grandma was worn out so my dad decided to go with us on Saturday. And of course little William was there too.

We had a great time at the fair and walked way with some pretty amazing finds. Our first day there, I found a lid for my mom's Toms Peanut jar and my mom found a super cute baby plate that has a music box as a base. Day two I remembered my camera, so I was able to snap some pictures of some of the fabulous booths that were there.

As you can see it was pretty busy. I felt bad a few times because I ran over a couple people with William's stroller. On the second day, my Dad found some 100 year old barn door castors and I bought some delicious pumpkin bread,a Country Living Fair t-shirt, and my Mom found a cute pillow.

I fell in love with these chairs by Happy Chair! They are so amazingly adorable and actually quite comfortable too. I would love to have one of these as a reading chair!

This vintage thread box is absolutely amazing but the $600 the sellers wanted for it was not amazing :(

These rolling pins caught my eye and I just had to take a picture of them. I love the colorful handles and the way they displayed them in a wine rack. 

My Dad spotted this first and the instant I saw it I got excited! Jeff and I watch History channel all the time and we love Ricks Restoration. The only other place I have seen one of these stamp vending machines was on that show! I thought this was so cool and I really wanted to get it, but I couldn't think of a place we could put it.

This booth had some really awesome things and the woman working the booth is an Aggie class of '76! We had an awesome conversation and I am excited to head to Giddings and check out the store where all these goodies are normally! 

My parents having a great time! My Mom fell in love with this little house and wanted to take a picture in front of it with my Dad.

Last but not least, William being the little cutie that he is! He did such a good job on both days, and he loved all the attention that he got!