Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Display Ideas for an Old Metal Chest

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I came across this old Union steel chest (Pssst.....it's available HERE!), and I got started thinking about different things that could be done with it. No one has ever accused me of being a decorating genius (or even an amateur), so I got a little help with a couple of these ideas.



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First, you could just use it to store things. I mean, those little trays would be great for beads, nails, craft stuff, you name it. But what fun is that? Vintage things like this are begging to be displayed.



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What about to display old family photographs?



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Or small collections?



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Or florals?

What else can you think of this utility chest could be used for?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Weekend Trip

Over the weekend, I went on a trip and scored a TON of new goodies for the website. It's going to take me awhile to get everything listed, but I'll give you a sneak peek of what's in store....



Retro Red and Rhinestone Rockabilly Earrings



Rusty Pink Vintage Hanson Scale



Set of 3 Vintage Religious Medals



Italian Vintage Oval Metal Picture Frame



Vintage Argus Rangefinder f3.5 50MM Camera



Vintage McGraw Electric Fan

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Story Behind the Truck

   My story behind my truck picture, is the story of my childhood.  It is the first truck my father ever owned free and clear.  It is a 1967 Chevy C20, which used to sport white wooden livestock racks in the truckbed.  I had many days shoving seven or eight 200 plus pound hogs into the back of that old beast.  Hogs that I helped  feed and care for, but hogs that had to go to town to pay our bills.  We also used it to haul our family lawn mower in the back, to mow a local cemetery for extra cash.  I traveled many miles in the bed of that truck, just standing in the back, face in the wind, hands holding tight to the livestock racks.
  Fast forward to a couple of years ago.  The truck was worn, beat, and had been permanently parked in the back yard. But the price of steel was high, so the local junkyard  offered  $350 for the truck.  My dad thought he'd won the lottery. Until I matched the price....
   My dad thought I was a fool.  But I have a rare piece in my collection now.  A piece that I have sweat and tears in.  A piece that is so much more than monetary value.  A piece that I can truly, truly be proud of to be the main photo for my business. 
 

Sunday, April 4, 2010

So Long Spoon Rack....Hello Key Rack



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Earlier today I posted that I was giving a spoon rack a makeover. Here are the details....First I cleaned and sanded this poor old thing...


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Then I primed it using Krylon Indoor/Outdoor white primer (dries in 10 minutes....sweet!)


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After that I painted it with Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Gloss White paint. Finally I replaced those kitschy spoons with antique skeleton keys.


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That old brass tack at the top was replaced with a keyhole thingy that was from some scrapbooking stuff I found and honestly didn't know what I was going to do with it when I first found it. Lookin' good, huh?


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Ok....now I have the primer and the paint finished, but this baby has to cure a bit before I can offer it for sale on the site. Don't want any of the awesome black tissue paper we use for packaging sticking to it. ;)

When this recycled key rack is ready, I'll definitely be putting a link to the listing up!

Spoon Rack Makeover

I'm sure many of you have seen these. The spoon rack. My grandma had one, my aunt had one, my mom had one, but I sure as heck don't....until now, that is. This one is nasty, dirty, dusty, and even came with a few deceased ladybugs. I'm going to give this baby a makeover though, and when it's all done it'll no longer be a spoon rack. That's just a hint. ;) Stay tuned......more pics and details to come!