Monday, March 5, 2012

At the Auction......

I got a few things at the auction that I want to tell y'all about.  Of course everything was a project, but that's the way it works!

Don't know why no one wanted to bid on this shabby, chippy, yummy vintage step stool.  It's in great condition and all I had to do was pull off about ten layers of dirty old vinyl that was covering the top! (sheesh)
Then I dry brushed it with some white paint, leaving as much as the chippy as possible.  I also added the image on the top by printing on
freezer paper and ironing it on.  I'm hoping it will stay and not peel off.




This little metal stool had seen its better days but a little clean up and a new imaged cover is all she needed.


Picked up the pretty little bookcase and painted it a creamy white.



A little bench and a paino bench just needed sanding and painting.


I fluffed up my booth and added a few new things.
Love the shutters.


Okay all you wonderful, darling and talented people....that's it.
Get out this week and create, make, sew, photograph, write,
repurpose, and find something wonderful and share it with all of us.

~~hugs~~

Sissie


48 comments:

Susie said...

Love those make overs. Amazing what a little paint can do, right. The pillows are nice too. Smiles to you, Susie(she Junks)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great bookcase, Sissie! You are the second person I've seen recently who has scored a little bookcase. I notice because I NEED one! So don't you know, I won't find it! : ) No one else could look past that dirty vinyl stepstool? Thankfully, you are around, Sissie, otherwise these things would never see a new life!

poppilinnstudios said...

Great makeovers! Love the little metal stool.
-Lynn

poppilinnstudios said...

Great makeovers! Love the little metal stool.
-Lynn

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

That stool looks marvelous Sissie! I think it will be sold by the time I get this comment written up! Splendid job!

Trisha said...

I always love to see what you find and make pretty!

~Trisha

NanaDiana said...

A great job as always! I'm glad you could see the beauty under the old vinyl covering. Great job! xo Diana

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sissie I just LOVE that stool! I am lovin everything in your booth, wish I lived closer!

trash talk said...

Yeppers...sometimes all it takes is a little elbow grease and some vision and might I say...girl...when it comes to great stuff...your's is 20/20!
Deb

Custom Comforts said...

Your space and your creations look lovely. I especially like the piano bench. You make me want to get hopping on making some things.
Cindy

Paint Me White said...

Sissie your booth looks amazing. I love what you have done with that cute little stool very sweet indeed. Sandy xx

Deserae said...

Love your little step stool.....so cute!!! Your booth looks fabulous too :o)
~Des

Rustique Gal said...

Oh, Sissy, I love LOVE that step stool, so tell us again...You printed the image on freezer paper and ironed it onto the stool? You flipped it, I gather, so it came out right? It looks great! I want to come visit your shop one of these days, but it will be quite a trip for me. Hoping to get out and go somewhere (almost anywhere) this Spring. Happy fluffing!
Hugs,
Sherry

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Great stuff! Love that stool--

Cindy said...

That little stepstool is adorable, i'm surprised no one bought it, not only is it cute, it is functional too! I wish my step stool that i use ALOT, was that sweet. Everything looks so pretty in all the fresh creamy whites...

Cindy

Sharon said...

Oh Sissie , I think I could move into your booth and be happy !

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love your finds especially the first stool.

Debbie said...

You've taken everything and made it look beautiful, Sissie. I LOVE it all!!! You are sooo talented, girl!
xxoo

Anneke said...

this is a gorgeous takeover in the white color.
love the shabby look and the creamy white

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You make everything better! Love it all but my fav is that sweet little bookcase! Oh I want one with lines like that! hugs, Linda

Maureen said...

You're rocking it all girl! I love that 'vintage' graphic.

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Great finds and redos, Sissie. Love all the WHITE, of course! Thanks for stopping by my blog with your kind words. I'm on cloud 9 with the magazine article!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sissy, I love it all. It amazes me that we see beauty where no one else does, that is because we alter everything for our booths, a lot of work, but the part I enjoy, I am sure if you did a little spray or bush on acrylic the graphics would stay put on the stool

Carol

Sarah said...

Sissie, these are great pieces. Loved reading about your furry babies below. ~ sarah

Busy As Can Be said...

What a fun stool...you blog is so fun to visit!

Revi said...

Lovin' the creamy white goodness, Sissie!
-Revi

Bente said...

Oh, I love that little stool, the table and the shutters. Think I can say I love it all.

Hugs Bente

Okio B Designs said...

I do love those shutters too but that step stool is gorgeous! I love the Vintage image you added. And the Paris clock is fabulous too. Love it all, Sissie!

Jeanine

Eileen @ cottage beach house said...

Love your makeovers Sissy and your booth looks great!
That Vintage image with the definition is so adorable.

Tutti Chic said...

love your stool! what great finds to pretty up! :) chris

Rebecca said...

I wanna go to an auction with YOU! WOW!

I always smile BIG when I come here my friend. You are so good at what you do! LOVE IT!

xoRebecca

stefanie said...

wow!!!! sooooooo beautiful!

Cynthia said...

Love your finds. I especially like the stools.

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

Good eye....great stuff. Others probably just passed on it because they didn't have YOUR vision :) All looks wonderful!
xojana

Riet said...

Hi SIssie. You are so good in make overs. You see what it can be like when you buy something old. That is a great gift. Have a nice week

Barbara Jean said...

You found great things.... and already have some fixed up and in your space! I'm impressed sweet lady!

blessings
barbara jean

fiona anderson said...

Love the step stool. I really want to do a project with graphics, everyone keeps creating such good stuff.
Also your booth looks lovely as always, but it's a bit far for me !!!

Dorthe said...

Beautiful finnished projects, dear Sissie- they looks so great in your booth---
and you,sweet looks so beautiful, in the new photo.
Hugs,Dorthe

Honey at 2805 said...

Adore all of your makeovers and your booth. I really like the "vintage" step stool...so cute! I want to shop with you!

Passionate for White said...

That vintage step stool is NOT going to last long in your both -it's awesome!

CHERI said...

Love all the stools and benches...a person can never have too many of those:) I found a cute set of shelves last week that made me think of you. It's small and has sides that look like a picket fence. I have it in my laundry room right now...trying to figure out where/how to use it. I need you hear to give me your expert advice:)

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Wow Sissie I love your finds! I love what you did with them even better!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Evening Sissie..Girl you always do awesome work on everything you do..I really love the little step stool and that piece won't last long at your shop..I so remember my mama always had a stool in the kitchen so we could reached up in the top cupboard..
I pray all is well in your world my Dear friend..I'm still trying to get back to blogging full time ha ha!!
Well my dear friend have a GREAT week..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Sylvia said...

You found some great finds at the auction! I bet you were so excited when you bid on them...haha.

Sylvia

Katherines Corner said...

wonderful finds, you made them all look gorgeous. I could certainly use that little bookcase in my art room (I keep it shabby chic in there) xo

Linda Young said...

Great projects! Sure wish I could visit your booth! You've got me thinkin' of what I could makeover now! You inspire me!
Be blessed! Linda

fialka012 said...

♡❤♡

Lady Pamela said...

Your place is perfect. Will you come and do mine?
*Smiles*

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup