Friday, September 7, 2012

Is THAT the same cabinet?

Why, yes. Yes it is.
The new and improved cabinet.

When I first saw this roughed-up little china cabinet I instantly thought 'pie safe.' Mr. Bad thought it looked like too much work and I'd agree if I were replacing the glass and fixing the faux inset. However, I wasn't and I wouldn't and I didn't.

Here we are before. I want you to know that a lot of thought went into styling this 'before' shot. Har. Especially balancing the little stool on top.

And here is Little Miss Sunshine.
For a little fun and whimsy I painted pie names across the top and then added appliques on the bottom doors for more color. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Arles, Primer Red and Old White. To get the lighter apricot colors I mixed Old White with Arles. Then, clear wax.

It still has its keys!

I really tried to keep the distressing to a minimum because the wood was so smooth. I concentrated on the corners and edges with just a little sanding here and there.
And again, the entire pie safe.

It felt good to get back to my whimsical roots. I've missed it. I've missed it so much that today I bought this 5 1/2 foot tall Dr. Seuss-looking clock off Craigslist.
I'm going to have fun with this one. :-)

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Gotta be going junking, gotta be going junking

(I should offer a prize to the person who identifies 
the songs that inspire my post titles.)

So, I've been out junking/picking.

Mr. Bad and I went to a wedding up in rural Washington State two weeks ago and we had a spare day to go junkin'. We were waaayyyy off the I-5 corridor, where tourists fail to go. We explored the little towns and simply spent our day following all the yard sale signs to wherever they led. (Yes, Mr. Bad Rabbit is a saint.)

We found an Empire dresser!

We met the most wonderful people. An elderly gentleman showed us his classic cars hidden in a ramshackle garage. He had an old coupe truck that is one of only 7 left. There was another rare car that he has 12 years invested into and it's still not done, mostly because parts of this particular car have been scattered to the 4 corners of the world.

These hubs are from a 1927 Dodge Fast Four.

I love this sort of stuff.

Giant springs!

Nice old toolbox.

Say "Ship Biscuit" 5 times real fast.

There's something about porcelain insulators.

Wheels to something or other ...

 One of our stops.

I have a plan for this rusty old trunk. Really. I do.

And some finds from elsewhere.

This birdcage is protecting my hosta from deer. I think I'll look for more cages for the other types of deer food I grow.

My new (old) work table - a future project.   And ... a rabbit.

One of the best parts of last weekend - I got to see my old buddy Cherokee. He's been at my S-I-L's place for a couple years.
An added surprise, look who moved into my kettle!

There's more junkin' ahead, too. The historic little town of Jacksonville is having its annual city-wide garage sale this weekend. There are treasures and antiques galore, drawing people from far and wide. It's quite the event!

Sharing at:
the vintage farmhouse
miss mustard seed
chic on a shoestring decorating
the 36th avenue
embracing change
savvy southern style
my 1929 charmer