Wednesday, October 27, 2010

White hutch

This beauty came into my life as I was helping a friend pick up a desk that he purchased and wanted to have repainted. She really did not look all that promising, but I saw past her tired exterior and took her home. A few coats of paint, lovely porcelain knobs and fabulous wallpaper interior have turned her into a beauty she is today. Hope you like it as much as I do. She is now listed and available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

Friday, October 22, 2010

New backdrop for Poppies

For the past year I have been struggling with finding a backdrop for photographing my pieces and now I think my problem may be solved. At one of my trips to a local antique market I found an old barn door, all nicely weathered and worn. And then the next day I stopped by a local Restore store, just in time as they were getting rid of some old doors that are unfit for construction. For a few bucks for their donation jar, I walked out with two pieces that I stripped of some old paint and here they are. I am hoping to have my next piece in front of them before the end of the weekend. Stay tuned friends.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Poppy

I purchased this piece at the beginning of the summer and only now did it get the chance to see the light of day.
This is the first time I have used the driftwood finish and I like it.
This afternoon this beauty will be heading out to Periwinkle on Eglinton (Avenue) in Toronto.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

One piece - Two looks

Lia Fagan from Modnest approached me two weeks ago and asked if I would be interested to participate in this project. The idea behind is to find active listings on Kijiji and Craislist and offer two unique makeover suggestions for one piece at a time hoping that it will inspire owners and bargain hunters in offering those pieces a new chance at life.
Click here to check out what each one of us came up with.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Poppies at the Toronto Clothing Show

Two weekends ago Freedom Clothing Collective (that I have been a proud member of for the past few months) participated at the 2010 Fall Clothing Show in Toronto. We gathered some amazing consignors and took the store outside of its four walls at 939 Bloor Street West. Along came a few Poppies, two of which made their debut that weekend. We are still waiting for the judges to decide but are hoping that the "Best looking booth" award may be ours.