Monday, July 29, 2013

dresser dolled up with duck egg ~

Now that I've hopped on the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint wagon, I've been broadening my horizons by trying a new color or two.  At $38.95 a quart, I've tended to go very safe in my color selections with Pure White and Old White but the Duck Egg looked so pretty on a piece at the store where I bought the paint, I decided to give it a whirl!


I decided to try it out on a couple of pieces, both pictured below..........the dresser in front and the side table in back.  I love how they turned out.  My only gripe about this paint is the powdery mess it makes after distressing.  But the outcome makes it worthwhile as I do really like the shabby timeworn effect I get with this paint.




 I just love the shape of this old table......it reminds me of a quatrefoil design

 

 And the dresser wearing her new color.........

 





 I probably should mention the lamps as well.  They are vintage turned wood lamps.  Great shape, nice and chunky, kind of like old spindles, but not very cute in their original state.  I was inspired by the funky shades that I bought several months ago at Target.  So I started with a base coat of mustard yellow on each lamp.  I then went over the yellow with a coat of ASCP Pure White.  And then started distressing both with a sanding sponge and my electric sander.  The yellow peeks through here and there.  I am loving how they turned out!

Before:  typical 1970's wooden lamps
 











 Just a few of the projects from the past couple of days!  All will be available at the shop very soon!

~ vintage love ~

Polly


Thursday, July 25, 2013

ugly shower ~

I am so excited because we are having some work done in our master bathroom!

Sharing some before pics of the gnarly shower that is now demolished.......



I despise those sliding shower doors!  Anyone else with me on that one?  It is impossible to clean them!  The shower curtain was my solution to hiding that horrible mess.  Doesn't look too bad from afar, but up close it's a whole 'nother story!

The next few pics are embarrassing but hey, that's ok.  We had some moisture issues in the caulk that I could not get clean, no matter what I tried.  Even pure bleach wouldn't do the trick.  GNARLY!  Plus I gave up once I knew it was being ripped out!

Warning pics of a dirty shower ahead!!  lol


glass doors no longer even see through from all the hard water build up.......


some mildew and mold on the caulk by the ceiling......


just ick


So, it's now ripped out and we're heading off to pick out tile tonight!  I'm borrowing these pics from Pinterest, these are my inspiration for the new shower............

source: http://www.tenjuneblog.com/2011/08/big-reveal-our-bathroom-renovation-is.html


source: http://www.tenjuneblog.com/2011/08/big-reveal-our-bathroom-renovation-is.html

You can see in the the photo below that we already have marble tile floors and countertops which are staying.  I am trying to choose materials for the new shower that will complement what is staying.  I can't wait to go to the tile showroom tonight!  This will be my first time doing something like this!!


The pic below shows our little built in window seat which has been the biggest waste of space ever!  It is now ripped out.  Turns out the marble tile floor was not continued under there, so we'll do our best to match it with current product.  I plan on placing a piece of functional furniture there that offers towel and beauty product storage.  I have something in the shop that I like, so I may end up using it if it fits.  Once this was ripped out, it made the room feel so much bigger!



So we're in progress right now!  They were staring to paint our little loo when I left this morning, can't wait to see how dark grey looks in that tiny little room pictured below.....



I will continue to share our journey as we progress!

Thanks for visiting!

~ vintage love ~

Polly







Wednesday, July 24, 2013

coral just says summer to me ~

Happy summer my friends!

 The store window got a little dose of fresh vibrant summer with some recently restyled furniture in coral, my new color crush.........


a frame painted coral and then white washed..............
 

 I looooove these burlap flowers with their flirty coral stamens..........


I thought this vintage English pottery vase was funky and cool and adds just the right pop of coral.............
 

the days of summer...........


 enjoy them while they're here!

~ vintage love ~

Polly

Friday, July 19, 2013

my wee shop ...................

....................is full of treasures!
 








 


 And everything in my front window display is 20% off through tomorrow!!  There's some fun stuff to choose from.............a vintage workbench, a make-do grain sack chair, dress forms, big water jug, old skis, and tons of smalls!



Open Saturdays 10am - 5pm

We'd love to see you!
 
Cross your fingers for sunshine, cause you know what that means?!?  Sidewalk Sale!!

~ vintage love ~

Polly

Monday, July 15, 2013

help me finish these chairs!

A few weeks ago, I plunked down some loose change at Home Depot for a quart of a pretty fresh summery coral / salmon paint that I was just so drawn to for some reason.  Yesterday I showed you a little sneak peek of a table I started painting in this pretty little color.   I had also painted two vintage bent wood chairs in the same color.  They are all distressed and shabbied and ready for new seats.

So today I come to you with an assortment of fabrics from my fabric stash that I think complement the color nicely and I'm asking YOU to tell me which one YOU would choose!

 Here they are lined up all in a row.........

 

 I went ahead and laid each fabric out on the chair seat so you could get an idea of what it will look like.  Please note that it's very bunched up in these photos because they're big pieces of fabric that I didn't want to cut until I know for sure which one is THE ONE!

Option number 1:  this is a vintage bed sheet with funky flowers sporting hints of orange, mustard yellow and a little aqua. 

  

 OPTION NUMBER 2:  Simple and classic grey and white damask


OPTION NUMBER 3:  Fun and colorful, summery and fresh flowers in this one!  There is a slight hint of coral mixed in there somewhere!
 

OPTION NUMBER 4:  Chevron is all the rage these days, so I couldn't resist throwing in a grey and white chevron stripe!


 OPTION NUMBER 5:  My tried and true in most instances, simple cream nubby muslin.


Please leave a comment and let me know which one speaks to you!

This should be fun!!  And I cannot wait to hear what you all think!!

Help me!!

~ vintage love ~

Polly


Sunday, July 14, 2013

coral crush ~

Color.

That big, sometimes overwhelming word when it comes to home decor and design.

Some of us crave lots and lots of it.

While others, including me, shy away from too much.

But I do love a pop of something happy and fun now and then!

I'm currently totally crushing on coral!


I went to Home Depot and chose a nice coral color in the Martha Stewart line and started painting away today!  So far, I've worked on the cute little table pictured above and also a couple of bent wood chairs.  Can't wait to distress it all and find some cute coordinating fabric for the chair seats!

I do believe you'll be seeing a coral and grey window display at Georgie Emerson Vintage before long!

So tell me, what colors are you crushing on right now?!?!

~ vintage love ~

Polly

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

around the shop ~


 Just popping in mid-week to show pics from around my wee shop here in Canal Winchester!  As always, we're packed to the rafters with sweet vintage treasures for your home.............
come take a peek!












 













Have a good week!

~ vintage love ~

Polly