Gypsy Dreamin’

We’ve been seeing a lot of red lately…specifically…Emperor’s Silk Red by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. If you haven’t already noticed, I really love red and turquoise and once again have gone a little crazy with it. I’m pretty sure they have hidden the red paint from me now.

Gypsy Dreamin

Pippy Long Stockings Chandelier

Red Table

Red Bird Chicken Wire Jewerly Frame

 

Enamel Top Red Table

HJF Booth at Adjectives Market

HFJ Heart Marquee Light

HFJ Booth June Red

Anchors Away

 

New Loot!

Isn’t this amazing? 1940s French Brass and Ceramic Chandelier.

Of course that is Annie Sloan Provence on the window trim.

I love the barn wood stars…

This is another amazing Chandelier that just arrived. There will be close to 20 more arriving over the next few days.

This weekend is the beginning of festival season in Mount Dora, FL . This weekend is the  Art Stroll on Friday night and the Bicycle Festival.

More Love for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I can’t say enough about how much I love Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. It has really resolved a lot of the problems that I was having with latex paint. As some of you might know my warehouse/studio is in Central Florida and on a good summer day it is about 97 degrees, 100% humidity and a 70% chance of rain, which meant my painting and curing time with latex was unreasonable. That is why I started researching different paint types and came across ASCP. It has been a life saver and the buzz about her paint has also introduced me to a whole group of other furniture painters just like me. A real community is starting to blossom from the use of this paint. I LOVE that…It is becoming a great support group for ideas and techniques of our art form. It’s not that often that one product can make such an impact…

Here are a few of my recently completed pieces…Notice that I’m not mentioning prices because I have a very special purpose for these pieces…More on that coming very soon…

This is Annie Sloan Aubusson Blue with Dark Wax.

I’m still waiting on two drawer pulls…

The inside is Annie Sloan Primer Red

And the silver drawer was lined with Silver Shield to help prevent tarnishing.

Next is Miss Caroline…

This is one of my upcycled pieces…just pieces and parts from different junkin’ adventures…

She is painted with ASCP Paris Grey and trimmed with Duck Egg Blue

I thought she needed a little something sweet along the top, so I painted an old brooch with Duck Egg Blue. Every southern belle needs good accessories to tie her look all together…

And then we have…

Garden Glow painted in Annie Sloan Antibes Green, with lots of Dark Wax and distressing…

Since this piece is somewhat primitive, I really wanted it to have a vibrant color that would show off its age and attributes.

I’m still trying to keep my secret about the big changes that are in the works and boy it is hard…I think by the end of the week I will be SHOUTING the news to y’all…

Good Luck Junkin’

D

New Loot and Adventures With Annie Sloan Paint

There is so much cool stuff in the works that I just can’t wait to tell…but I have to.

Here are some things I can share…

Isn’t the color fabulous? It’s Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue

I started working with Annie Sloan Chalk Paints a few weeks ago and I really love it.

This is what I started with and I have re-ordered twice since. The colors are great and the texture and finish is amazing. I am so happy that I tried this product because it really solved a lot of problems I had with standard latex paints.

I really have two main styles that I focus on and those are mid-century and french styles. I am not a purist or traditionalist in either style. I am constantly stepping out of the box with color choices and redesign techniques.

I wanted this piece to be kind of risque or sex in the city-ish. Traditional and avant garde colliding. I envision it in a dining room with heavy, silk damask drapes and sexy low lighting.

The next piece is a Heywood Wakefield ReDesign…

painted in Annie Sloan Graphite and finished with clear wax, I was able to buff the finish to a super smooth hard finish.

I doubt that I’m the only one that has used this paint for modern pieces, but I will say that it is well suited for it since the paint is fast drying and  you have the ability to buff the wax to a super hard finish.

I am working on a Bernhardt Sideboard, Gun Case, French Arm Chair and Dresser this week. Along with all the other new changes in the works…its going to be a busy week.

Good Luck Junkin’

D

New Furniture- Mid Century Modern Bedroom

Just in…

For all of you mid- century modern lovers. This is a great set but will gladly sell separately.

New Loot at the Tavares Antique Mall

I have so much to share with y’all about the road trip, the new warehouse and the other new changes that are on the horizon, but for now I’m just going to give you a quick update and a preview of new loot. I have been crazy busy trying to get everything moved into the new warehouse and its starting to really take shape, but my booths at the Tavares Antique Mall were starting to look bare after selling some of my BIG furniture pieces. I finally found some time to refresh with some new stuff.

I will share more in the next few days…

New Loot! French Market Style

I have spent the last couple days changing out my “girly” booth to reflect more of the French Market Style that I love.  As some of you might already know, I have multiple design personalities and they frequently fight with each other. Sometimes I try to mix them all together and it works, other times it drives me nuts. Currently, I have my “guy” booth and my “girly” booth.

This is my “French Market Style” booth. This style might be confused with Shabby Chic, but it’s a bit more rustic in it’s color palette. It’s more burlap than lace and a little less delicate.

My ReDesigned

“Juliette” bed turned out amazing. She is perfectly imperfect.

So that is a glimpse at my girly side and here is the other side…

Rustic ranch with warm tones, bright colors and funky cowboy junk.

That’s me…eclectic to the max.

Y’all have a great weekend and good luck junkin’

D~

MoRe SpAce for mORe SuPer Cool LooT!

I have expanded my booth at The Tavares Antique Mall to accommodate the ever expanding amount of loot that I score. I brought in more goodies today and did some rearranging,  which is a never ending process for me.

My style is so eclectic that my multiple {design} personalities start to fight with each other. Most of the time they work together but last week they were definitely at odds with each other and nothing turned out the way I wanted.

My junkin personality won out today when I was able to score all kinds of off beat, quirky and slightly unusual things. I typically don’t look for the precious antiques, as I prefer oddities and things that you have to ask what they are. I like mantiques and vintiques a little more than Fenton and Louis Comfort Tiffany. Anyhoo…here is the lowdown on today’s LOOT!

A Super Funky Vintage Box and you ask what for?!?

What else but your Wig…duh!!!!

I love this Vodka Decanter/ Dispenser. It would be fun in a Cowboy -Wild West theme bar.

and everyone needs a light like this one for their bar

and a lamp for their Jetsons House

Tom Torrens Lamp

Decanter with music box that play "How Dry Am I" and this one is pretty dry...

Vintage Sign for Mint Shnapps

Cig. Roller

Good ol' junk Cabinet

full of…well what else…good junk, including these Destash Jars

Green & Yellow Destash Jars

okay… some of you might not get the destash jars, so let me try to explain…to destash is to get rid of all that stuff in your junk drawers. So a destash jar is…you guessed it… junk in a jar, lol. More specifically… color coordinated, silly junk in a jar. It makes a really cool and visually stimulating conversation piece. I used to make them all the time with buttons and jewelry findings, but I love the quirky junk that you find in these.

Anyhoo…gotta run…Have a great week!

Mine is off to a good start, yay!

D~

New Loot!

I have lots of new loot…here is a snippet whats new…

 

Custom Painted OOAK shutters $200

Vintage Trunk $225

SOLD

Also, I changed the High Falootin’ booth @ the Tavares Antique Mall last Sunday…

French Market Style – Rustic Romance

High meets Low

I love contrast and mixing refined antiques with rustic pieces. It makes the stuffy pieces more inviting and the rustic junk stands out more when juxtaposed with the fancy stuff.

High Falootin’ Junk Booth

I will be posting more pics tomorrow when I have the chandeliers hung. I will be bringing in three big pieces of furniture this week so keep an eye out for more new stuff.

Hope y’all have a great day.

D~