Friday, October 19, 2012

Tools of the trade, Green tape,hot glue, paint,Lots of paint, wax, Hobby Lobby sticky letters,burlap, and lots of hours.....

 A re-purpose of a 40's stereo unit. Another subway art all cities that are great places to PARTA !!!!!!!On top a nod to a great old movie...set in a bar...
 Yeap a little Casablanca, and a tray with some fun chalk work...and bar tools..
 I also had a couple of little glasses nothing special, so I used a little black board paint, and for some pretty....a touch of red...RED is such a rich color with black...and this black is a mix of a Behr Eggplant mixed with a flat black mat paint my Rust oleum . This was painted over a primer coat in flat white.
So what is inside this little unit, looks great for storage, but all this bar stuff?

 Well hello their, a fun little bar set up, with lots of storage...and lots of fun spots to tell a story of what you party will be. The little shiny box is a storage box for Bar Tools. The old Magnavox label is on both the lid, and the front. I used some of my embossed wall paper on the bottom of each and then some silver paint for a tin look. So do you get the nod to Green tape, yes keeping all this paint separate and the straight lines around the chalk boards...
 The lid lifts where once the turn table sat. I did a full messy paint look here...with a message that it must be 5 O'clock somewhere...It does not open fully, so this one will not show too much.....
 This was a line from the movie,  Casablanca and looked fun for a bar...
 Just filled in the chalk board a little with term of the bar trade, I like a Mixer
Lot of storage for Glasses, serving pieces and linens if needed...

 Yeap I was in fair shape, but the top was water damaged and beat up...
 Got to make a mess, before it gets pretty,,,and this is where lots of tape, came in. The Emperors Silk Red...I did two units like this on the interior lot of painting plus a chair...the can is now at the bottom...just a little for touch up...
It did not fail me, my chalk paint did but the tape did not, what happened on the little section with the less sharp lines...the chalk paint came of in sheets...
Doing a piece like this is time intense...outside has 2 coats White by Zinserrs Bulls eye primer. Then two coats of the black after I spelled out all the cities, and again used the tape to line up letters...New Orleans....is a fun misspell on how the say it...Neworeans..like one work. These are all Party Cities. 

 Paper pretties...again ....yeap getting ready for Marta & Friends in November and I have three of these done now. I thought you would like a close up...I don't see any one making garlands like this...and they really are cool for window swags, of course for the mantel, or as I showed last month on a bed frame. This one is a double length...all of them are this length with burlap trim...I thought my Purple Lantana shows this off with a more vivid contrast. These sell for 40.
A little more paper magic. A wreath and a square wreath, I have one of my Coffee filter roses..and lots of Burlap. I am thinking of some small frames attatched to the burlap for a family wreath...

 Ok the last thing to see today, if a chippy frame I painted and made a bulletin board, the paint treatment is about 5 shades of paint then waxed with ASCP in clear. I cut the board sanded and painted with 3 coats of chalk paint...all this is loaded in the car to take to Marta's Room on Saturday. Staging my new stuff their..so it will be fresh for those that shop Moore & Garrett and also this show.
So take a peak at the previous post and find out what is Marta & Friends....

Thank you for stopping by, and hope to see you again, Kathryn

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Mark your Calendars Now!MARTA & FRIENDS

OK so do you want to know how to get their, suggest use your GPS if you have other wise...

Now how about some pictures from last springs...show....we have to date over 30 Vendors...and Three food vendor to keep you Happy...and here are some pics from last Springs Show !

Yes we are in the County, I always refer to Marta's Room, as a little treasure box in the country...so no BlueBonnetts in November...but lots of fresh air and country vibe...to enjoy the treasures.......

Example of what you can find from Gatherings in Georgetown TX. Stephanie has a great shop!

 Do you love wicker and pretty cottage charm. The paper garland you see on the porch...ME
I love Rowena's creativity, Now this is spring...expect fall and Christmas to be the theme for many of the looks, Do you like Warrington, Canton and the looks you see..well we try to best to give you a little taste...Marta has a Dream and I am joining her, some day we want FM 439 to be a fun spot...twice a year...with vintage, Junk, repurpose and much more....up and down the road.

 More fun stuff from some of the wonderful vendors, Easter was a theme...so think Thanksgiving
 I love these pattern boards, and think they would be so cool in a dressing room,for a vendor
 This classic pantry was perfect,with flour sifter and all! Moore & Garrett ....Sold
 Most of the Truq tones and  blues ,were mine...everything you see SOLD
 Lots of Music sheets,lots of hot glue, burnt fingers, and lots of hours..all of this yeap it is me! Will I repeat, Yes some of the look but more Holiday ...with all my family travels I am behind...and I need to get down and bizy....so If you don't here from me for a while...my fingers have been sizzzled and I am trying to finish...all my projects...I have 100 yrds of burlap coming...what would I be thinking ...yu will have to come and see......

 Marta, O boy has she been the paint queen...I wonder if she will paint a chair again...who knows?
You get a paint sprayer in her hand and you might get sprayed....LOL Everything SOLD
Yeap this ocean Turquoise, with map details..I did this one...and yeap SOLD

 This little corner unit can still be found at Marta's Room...I think I might paint the interior...
Minnow buckets...well yeap see the one on a wrought iron base...it is a light...the other hangs and again both have lights....who makes a minnow bucket into a lamp....ME and all SOLD

 Marta and some of her treasures...the basket sold, the desk sold, the luggage sold...SOLD
 Marta found this garden set...all SOLD....what will she find for holiday, and HOME...
Lamp Ruffled shade,Wedding cake from a Dictionary...and lots of Coffee Filters.Heart wreaths...and lots of frames...All sold and I am the one who does all the paper fun at Moore and Garrett in Down town Belton....I guess I am the crazy one ....glutten for punishment

 Inside Marta's shop, everything you see....SOLD...but she has found a lot more...to treat you

Yeap if you have stuck with me this long...we will have lots of fun stuff...these are example of what we have to show you...and this is just some of my stuff and Marta and some fellow Vendors....We will have Rusty,Doors, Windows, stuff to repo...and stuff repo'd  and lots of pretty....

I hope to see you at MARTA & FRIENDS. You can check out more info at Crafty Marta For the Love of Junk. Marta's blog is on my side bar...Their will lots to look at and two days to check  it all out.....so how about a drive across the lake .....about 15 minutes down the road from Marta's


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Paint or not to paint, some things are such true antiques with years of patina!
Welcome fall with the color of real wood, beautiful years of use and care creating a wonderful patina in mahogony. What can I say hey, I am a red head so I guess this color I could not touch.  She is a perfectly perfect little desk and chair. For a true antique as she is over 65! and looking pretty good.

65 years of age is the factual number for qualifying as a true antique. I know her at least 65 years old, and  very few wrinkles and no gray hair. She is still has her original color of rich mahogoney (why is my spell checker not working...I know that is wrong) you get the point...she is solid too top to bottom and inside and out and front to back, you don't see that as often until you get to true antiques...and her chair is the same age and needed no help standing up straight..pretty lines...I like the simple with a little detail. 

Got to love those pulls, and the curved drawers. I told you she is a beauty!

Pretty fabric, I love the antiqued tone against the duck egg blue look

I did update the chair,and I think she looks really sharp with her new seat.I like the accent of the color with the patina of the wood. This would be perfect for a small den,or in bedroom.Perfect size for a laptop, or as  a nightstand. 

Fall in Central Texas, the Mimosa is starting to shed. My Dad bought this tree when we moved into this house, it was the size or your wrist. Today she is pretty big for a Mimosa. Hard to imagine we have been in our house here for over 20 years...and his little desk has served us for 38 years or our live and previously my Hubbys Dad...we just no longer have need for her and with inheritance from family we are furniture heavy in our little house. So time for her to find a new home, I hope they love her as much as we have...she is a grand little lady...ready to be adopted into a new home.

Mink bolster style pillow, OK this is a mink stole that had not sold, So I made a mink pillow, in a bolster style. Add a little burlap. Then make up some fabric rosettes. Contrast with burlap and velveteen rosettes. Pearls for centers..and a little satin ....CAN I say I wish this had been done in sun shine, as the pic comes out a little faded compared to the rich tones of mink.

I can see this on a bed with lots of other pillows. Pretty ivory pillows...and a few velvet.....what would you team with this.....Bolster look, I would say she is a bit of a Opulent pillow with a little casual, and a touch of vintage chic.Now I may be pricing her a little high...but I have look'd at mink pillows on line...and fake are 75.00 so real and double the size....my firm price...80.00
do you think too high.....

so until next time, thanks for the visit and hope to see you again soon, I have a garage full of projects, do you want to come help I feel a little over welm'd

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