Saturday, July 30, 2011

Getting Bronzed

I've just finished the final step for the redo on my freebie dresser and I can't wait to show it to you all. It's all waxed up and waiting for me to take pictures. But of course I don't have my brother's camera this weekend and my crappy camera won't do the dresser justice, so you'll have to wait until Sunday or Monday to see the final look. In the meantime, here's what I did with the hardware for the dresser. This is what the dresser and pulls looked like before.

I was only able to save the top 2 drawers to the dresser and needed 4 pulls. Being that it was a freebie, it only came with 4 pulls. You'd think that was perfect right? Well, no. 3 of the pulls were the same size and the other one was a smaller version. Booooo! Thankfully for my junking and hoarding habits, I happened to pick up 2 matching circular pulls at the Round Top Antique Fair and they fit perfectly and went beautifully with the original hardware! You can see them in the ladle below.

The only small issue was that the colors were off. Easy fix! I sprayed them with Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze Spray Paint (the kind that's a paint and primer in one) and now they were perfect! Beware! Here come the crappy camera pictures.

Yippee! They go so great together. Hopefully I have access to the camera tomorrow to finally FINALLY show you my new old dresser. Yes, a piece of furniture that's finally a keeper!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Getting Ready for Etsy

This past month I've been working on projects for my upcoming Etsy store opening which will include repurposed items, small paintings, and vintage goods. I'm really excited about selling things I love in a different venue. And I think it'll be a great learning experience for me. Selling online is a whole different ballgame!

My last post I showed you the 3 kittycat anatomy plates I made. Here are a few better pictures of them I took this morning (for the Etsy listing I will be posting up).

My A Garden of Girls poem book published in 1910 by Harrison Fisher will also be sold in the Lovely Beasts shop. It does not contain any of the color tipped-in illustrations it originally came with, but it has the most beautiful poems and decorated pages. I bought it with the intention of keeping it, but I think it belongs to someone who will treasure it even more than I do.

So so beautiful! And get ready because I have tons of stuff coming down the Lovely Beasts pipe. My free curbside dresser will be done by tomorrow, I have an weird and interesting wall hanging I made from a vintage tray to show you soon, and I have a cute little painting that I think you'll love but won't be revealing until next week! Can't wait to see what you all think!


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Cat Anatomy Served on a Small Silver Platter

Technically it's served on a few platters. Is the thought too disgusting for you? Well don't shut your eyes, I promise it isn't that bad.

See? You can trust me! I took a few drawings from the Comparative Anatomy Lab Manual I picked up from an estate sale and modpodged them on 3 small silver-plated plates I found at a thrift store.

Weird? Yes. Interesting? I think so! These will one of the many unique items I will be listing at the Lovely Beasts Etsy shop. Opening Day is in a couple weeks!



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