Sunday, April 27, 2014

Hand-Me-Downs & Fancy Farm Girl

In just a little less then two weeks I will be having a blast as part of the Fancy Farm Girl Vintage Market in Moses Lake WA May 10th.  My sister, brother, nephew, all of their spouses, and myself will be showing as Paris Antiques.  We've all been working like crazy to get ready.  This is a brand new show and we're not sure what to expect, so we are doing three separate looks.  These pieces will go in our shabby French side, there will also be a garden section and a man cave/rusty goodness section.
The three main pieces in this picture were all given to me by different family members.  I really want to thank all of them for not only these, but all of the great stuff they have given me to revamp and sell.  It is so nice to be given something that someone you know once enjoyed, and be able to make it into something different for someone else to like for awhile.  
I don't have a before picture of the bench, it was a dark veneer with a cream seat. My brother-in-law said he was tired of putting it back together and gave it to me.  A little gluing, wood filler, paint and upholstery and voila!  The chair was my brother and sister-in-law's, here is the before:

The bones were really good, but the upholstery was shot, and a little update wouldn't hurt.  It took me two days to pull off the old upholstery, with a few choice words along the way.   Have I said yet how much I hate upholstering?  It is really not my niche.  I even have a hard time with a simple dining chair seat.  Well, next was painting.  I had bought a bunch of Rust-oleum universal that I didn't use on another project.  This paint should stick to anything so I thought it would be good for this.  Well, the first coat went on great, but when I sprayed on the second coat a few days later it started to alligator and bubble.  A few more choice words and I was just about ready to give up.  Thank goodness for Mr. in the styx!   He started sanding back everything that had bubbled, and was about to re-spray it, when he showed me.  It looked great!  I couldn't have distressed it that well.  So a little polyurathane, a few days of upholstering and voila 2! 
The last piece in the picture is the plant stand.  It was a little wobbly but it just needed tightened up and voila 3!  This last piece came from my husband's brother and his wife.  They gave us so much stuff when they remodeled their family room, I can't thank them enough.
If you are anywhere around Moses Lake on the 10th of May, stop by and have a great time at the Fancy Farm Girls Vintage Market.
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