monmouth antiuqe shoppes will be having a thanksgiving extravaganza starting friday 11/26 through sunday 11/28. discounts will be up to 40% - in my shoppe it will be 25%. see anything you like?
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
i was at an estate sale on saturday and found some highly patterned paper, and i had this box, and copper paint, and an old (1890s) encyclopedia with very thin paper not usually good for most things and thought this would be a cool faux antique box. i love the way it turned out. i started out with the top. fabulous. then i distressed the hell out of the box - screwdriver, white paint, texture crackle, sandpaper (lots), distress ink in burlap and old paper. then i glued paper on the inside and added somemore burlap distress ink on the edges. i also did a faux mercury glass on some glass knobs and added them as well.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
If you're ever in or around Red Bank NJ, please stop by a wonderful group of shoppes inside an antique building... even the floors creak! I've been collecting for the last few years and was offered an opportunity to open a shoppe of my own. I really thought I had lots of stuff, but now I'm really questioning why I bought some of the things I did! I think it will be an excellent opportunity to learn about antiques and vintage (which I love), so it is deffinately a win - win. I just opened last week and I have made some sales. Now to replenish! I will also need to work 1 day a week (Sunday will be the day) so it should be fun!