Thursday, March 10, 2011

Vintage Finds

Hi Bloggerettes!  I've been in the garage most of day painting.  I found some little tables that needed some serious TLC.  I didn't take before pictures because I get so excited to slap that paintbrush on everything I bring home!
This little unusual antique table is the cutest little thing....
I painted it chantilly lace and sanded it heavily to  allow some of the wood to come through. 

Still going wild with the paint brush, I painted this little wooden stool...

The big piece I've been working on is this.
We've all seen old 1970's french provencial furniture
in that ugly mustard gold.  I think the furniture graveyards are full of it.  But I loved the lines and the three little drawers in the center.

It took several days to paint this pieces, but it was worth it.
Whenever you paint these pieces white they take on a new life....

It's now in my booth at Miss Minnie's awaiting a new home.
Kinda pretty, ain't she.

I hope you find some wonderful stuff this weekend.  And if you do, remember to show and tell us all about it!



Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Wow you really get stuff done Sissie! I have been given the green light to paint my kitchen cabinets...but in all honesty, I am fearful of such a big job and all the work. But then I see you rip off a dresser, and I think, it can be done!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Can't ever get enough shabby white as far as I am concerned either.

Nice work.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Wow! Sissie, what a sweet job you've done with all those pieces! Like I've said a dozen times before, wish I lived closer! Love anything white and shabby!


stefanie said...

oh, its gorgeous!!! you have been busy!!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great little table, Sissie! The detail on it is fantastic! Love the dresser too. I think they are so great as buffets and I hope I can find one when we downsize {the extra storage will be helpful I'm sure}.

Victoria said...

Oh drool drool drool!!! I adore that first little table! You did a wonderful job on everything!

Debra@Common Ground said...

That little table is just so unique! Sissie, I think you and I were separated at birth as it comes to painting things white! we just can't help it, our blood runs white! LOL!!! Thanks so much for linking up, I love it when you come to the party!
big hugs,

Donnie said...

What a fun time you had. Everything looks lovely.

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

These are wonderful pieces you've transformed Sissie! I really LOVE that dresser with all those drawers, and that little table is so cute & unique :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

That first little table is just darling! You've done a good job on all three pieces. Every time I see the French furniture I consider buying it, but always chicken out.

Honey at 2805 said...

Hi Sissy! Wow girl, you have been busy today! Everything looks wonderful, just as it always does!

NanaDiana said...

Sissie-WOW- LOVE those tables...but that dresser is beyond beautiful. I love it and your booth looks great-romantic and lovely. xxoo Diana

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Love painted furniture and your pieces are lovely!


Char said...

Oh Sissie girlfriend, they look wonderful. You did good, Char

Amanda said...

Hi Sissie! What wonderful pieces you've found and restyled! You do such beautiful work and display things so elegantly! Do you brush paint all of your pieces? I like to paint furniture by hand but it's so time consuming... I just don't know how you do it all! You are an inspiration!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

Polly said...

Love that french provincial dresser! Just love it!! Did you seal it with poly? Also, was the top super shiny and slick? If so, how did you prepare it for paint? I have one that I want to paint but I'm not sure if the top with take's almost like a laminate. Your advice would be most appreciated!! Thanks Sissie!


Kathysue said...

Love your French chest I have its matching night stand that needs a coat of paint too!! I have plans on a high gloss white. I am with you, I love the lines of it and painted it has a whole new life. Great finds and you are one busy lady!!! Miss Sissy, Happy Thursday,KS

The Polka Dot Closet said...

The ornate table and foot stool were a to die for find! I have done that 70's furniture in white before and you are sooo right it takes on a whole new life, and can usually be bought pretty reasonable...Good thing most people don't have a vision!


Theresa said...

That little table is so pretty Sissie! I think your big dresser looks like the one we have in our bedroom, I love it. It also comes with the best story of meeting two of my most loved friends at the garage sale where the husband was selling it :) Because of that big (now) white dresser I became friends that my children think of as their other grandparents! Have a happy weekend! xoxo

Piorra Maison said...

ohh Sissie, great pieces. With your touch they look fabulous. Love the little table, it has great details. I love the French provincial furniture too but haven't found anything yet at a good price to purchase, keeping my eyes open.
Bonne Journée

Pamela said...

Sissie that dresser looks fab!!
I had a whole bedroom set of that style..complete with canopy bed. It was antique green ..gorgeous now I wish I kept it and refreshed it in white like this!! Oh the things we part with!

Pamela xo

Denise said...

It was a perfect day for painting here, too! Love everything that you did. YUMMY! Say HI to your kitties for me!!

Maureen said...

Tres yummy! All of your pieces are gorgeous! Those French Provincial pieces are ugly in their original form but oh so lovely when updated.

CHERI said...

Everything you touch turns to beauty! I especially love the stool. I have been looking for an old piano stool for a long time.
Don't ask me why other than I just like them:)

bj said...

These are all wonderful pieces, Sissie.
I have a dresser almost just like this one but it went the way of Pottery Barn and is wearing black.:))
hugs, bj

The Feathered Nest said...

GORGEOUS girl!!!! I love, LOVE that you painted the hardware too Sissie!!! When I had the shop, I discovered that leaving the hardware unpainted made it stick out like a sore thumb ~ and your dresser is gorgeous! I hope you are doing wonderful, hugs and love, Dawn

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, Sissie, you are unstoppable--it's all SUBLIME!!!!

Dorthe said...

Dear Sissie,
how do you manage to find all those wonderfull tables, and furnichures-you are a master with them paintbrusches--how do you make the paint stick on the hardware?
Big hugs,-Dorthe

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Well done on the dresser!

I am having an antique auction on my blog. All sorts of lovely and romantic finds looking for a new home. I hope you'll stop by.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie I would buy that piece in a gorgeous. hugs, Linda

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Sissie, I love it all, it's amazing what a little white paint can do. It just totally changes it into a beautiful piece of furniture! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Passionate for White said...

Loving it're one crazy painting woman!

rustandruffles said...

Beautiful pieces Sissie......I can't wait to start painting once it warms up a bit!
Happy day!

Lululiz said...

Great job, Sissie, you are such a dab hand with the paintbrush.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I love looking at all of your recreations on your blog...such eye candy! You paint a lot of furniture you brush or spray? Beautiful transformed vanity!~Hugs, Patti

Terri said...

Sissie, I saw your comment on Teresa's blog about your son having Crohns. My daughter has Crohns, too. She was diagnosed in January and by June had a resection. What an ordeal. If you are on Facebook, consider looking at the Purple Dress Project. It is something my daughter is doing to raise awareness of Crohns.

Just wanted to say hi, and to tell you I enjoyed my visit.

Sassy Marsha said...

Ohhhh, love that wooden stool!!!!! It would go perfect in my guestroom!!!!

You always find the neatest things!


Marydon said...

Sissie, you are the most precious lady ever!

I love the re-do's, you have a way of seeing things beautifully & anyone who doesn't snap that beauty up has missed the creme de la creme. Beautiful!

Love that little chick filled nest, too.

Happy St. Paddy's Day ~
Have a wonderful weekend ~


Favourite Vintage Finds said...

You've done a wonderful job of them all! Lovely photos! xo

Diane said...

I think I'm headed down your way...well, if I can be "beamed up"! That little carved table is gorgeous and I'm looking for a side table for our living room. I'll have to dream about this one though. What a find, Sissie!!

Hugs, Diane

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Hey Sissie,
Love that table, Chantilly lace huh?! I love to mix different colors of white in my house. I just lucked into an amazing breakfront at my thrift. Probably Duncan Fife. I want to paint it but I get so overwhelmed when it's a big piece. Your french provincial piece is awesome, even mustard yellow they are expensive here.
Have a great weekend sweetie!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've had this post open on my computer for a couple of days look at again for inspiration! I would love to have some of my things to enjoy, but to also look elegant like your vanity! Just beautiful! ♥

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