Wednesday, January 4, 2012

vintage endeavor....

I have loved finding a treasure for years.
going to garage sales  and looking for that "thing" that isn't being appreciated.
Possibly someone else's junk and giving it a new altered life.

So.....recently I had an adventure with friends "picking" and have been totally inspired to pursue my love of all things vintage.   I love finding an old piece of furniture and giving it new life with paint and a unique style. And so I am in the collecting and organizing stages of a new adventure....
"Paint & Patina"

It will be all things patinaed (is that correct?)....with patina....old and rediscovered, reinvented.
It is "green" and  the possiblities for creativity are endless!

Here are a few small finds.... creations and furniture posts to come in the future!

vintage candle holder

glass foil pretty

60's-esque clay bowl- "groovy"

I need help here from an equestrian to define these.....
cool, old leather horse straps

 not sure what they will become...but pretty sure a wine bottle would fit right in there!

beautiful glass jar with tin cap....beautiful for flowers.

love this apothecary jar with the teal paint patina

vintage (metal) t.v. trays....aka, magnetic memo board

this picture doesn't do it justice, but I used an old found bottle, 
wired and nailed it to this convex wood board I found.   
It is painted with a distress and will be beautiful hung on the wall
with a simple flower.

Many more ideas....and vintage finds to come!


  1. Wow, I love all these. I think my favorite are the metal tv trays- great idea!

  2. This is so fun....thanks for sharing!!!