Industrial, Industrial romance

Experimenting with Style Part 2

In preparing for market season to begin, I decided to conduct a Style Experiment.  I had received some very good advice from a long time business woman in the antique, vintage and salvage business world and I decide to act on it.  She encouraged me to find my style and stay true to it.  What…

Farmhouse Style

Experimenting with Style

 I recently participated in an antique, vintage and salvage market as a vendor.  As I was preparing for the market, I decided to take a chance and conduct a style experiment.  My experiment consisted of choosing one of two styles that I seem to swing between or mix together. The first is the Farmhouse style. My…

DIY, Metal Clock Face, Giant Clocjk Face

DIY Giant Clock Face Reveal Round 2

Last Friday, at the very last second, I realize I had made a very big mistake with my clock face project.  I had messed up the roman numeral for the number four… I had to go back and fix it because once you noticed the mistake, it might as well have been written in blinking…

DIY Clock face

Faking It: Weathered Paint

With the rust and pitted texture phase, also known as Faking It: Rust of the DIY Giant Clock Face complete, I moved my Giant Clock Face Project inside. I laid plastic over my dining room table, taped it down and put my clock face on top of it. I was now ready to move on to…

Faking It: Rust

Since falling in love with giant clock faces but being brought back down to earth by the I-am-now-sick-to-my-stomach prices, I decided to go extreme DIY and make a giant clock face myself. (This is the technical step-by-step guide into how I created my own rust, rusty texture for my giant clock face. ) I have…

DIY Giant Clock Face Project

I love giant old clock faces- the kind that look like they were retired from an ancient clock tower and tossed into the tall grass, in the English hillside or in a lavender field in the French countryside where it sat for the next 20 years.   I imagine the clock face being discovered by a…

rust,rusty, metal, yellow, car

Faking It

When I hear people talk about the word “patina” it seems to always be paired with a certain object.   I hear the word patina often used when someone is describing the aqua blue on an aged copper piece.  The deep brown of a metal object that has rusted past the beginning orange stages and onto…

industrial, metal, cart, latest love, antique, vintage, salvage

Latest Loves: Carts

I have a mental sticky note in my head of all the things I look for when out junk shopping. Some things come and some things go on the list but not wooden or metal carts. At Texas Antique Week, I saw carts everywhere I went.  Weathered wooden ones with rusted nail holes, gouges and…

Latest Loves: Casters

I have a core list of Latest Loves that should actually be called Chronic Infatuations.  This is how much I love this category of junk. To make this particular short list of Latest Loves, it has to be at the level of awesome stuff that I would use, install, or incorporate into whatever I was…

The Big Beast Challenge Part 3

Monday was the big, big day. It was The Big Beast Delivery Day. I was so worried about how it would go.  Would the owner of the two antique, vintage and salvage shops love them or hate them?  Would she think they were great but not at all what she was looking for? Or could…