|just look at the "awesome" 70s wallpaper in my basement work area!|
Picked up this little candlestick table at a thrift store in St. Thomas the other week for $5. It has a cool leather inlay on the top but it was pretty beat up.
Right now this table has one coat of ACSP Louis Blue and will be whitewashed and highlighted with Old White to give it a more elegant feel something like this.....
There's also a couple of picture frames and an old mirror which has a coat of French Linen on it and will be touched with some gold wax. These will sell quickly at my booth at the Courtland Treasures antiques market.
I'm also trying to switch up to fall with some touches throughout the house. I haven't given in to pumpkins and gourds just yet, but will be adding some subtle touches to welcome the new season. I'm in love with all the white pumpkins I'm seeing out there and can't wait to buy some for outside. But not yet. In the meantime, I thought I would go through my stash and see what I could change up to help the transition. This pumpkin has been around for a few years but I've always thought it was a little bright and sparkly for my more rustic taste. So it, too, is getting a quick update with a coat of ASCP Old White.
With one coat on, the crackles are still showing through. It must look good because my husband commented on it when he passed it on the work bench. Now that's cool.
Before the surgeon told me to get back to doing what I love most, I spent some time at the sewing machine and came up with a few pillows. This is my favorite.
I used a chocolate label from The Graphics Fairy and purposely removed some of the edges to give it a worn look. The black and white ticking were cut at a 45 degree angle and the black piping was added to give it some extra oomph. I love it! By the way, the pillows behind were from HomeSense last year.
Anyways, this pillows and some others will be going to my new favorite place in the world, Diamonds & Toads in St. Thomas. That's the amazing store that my friend, Michelle owns where I first learned about the ASCP techniques. She has kindly offered to sell them for me at her store as she expands her inventory to include soft goods.
Finally, I've been lusting after these velvet pumpkins ever since I saw them last year over at The Inspired Room but they are way too expensive for my budget. So with a little googling and some ingenuity, I'm making my own. Even have found a farmer who is saving pumpkin stalks for me to glue to the tops. Can't wait to show them off to you before they too head over to Diamonds & Toads.
With the visit to the surgeon, I'm feeling like I can get back to normal after the carpal tunnel surgery. The only caveat is that I can't put a lot of weight on my hands. So no downward dog or weight lifting for me right now. Not that weight lifting was in my future anyways.
Thanks for reading along on the mish mash of a post. Happy Monday!