Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Transformations at the Pleasanton Antique Faire

I didn't get a chance at home to take pictures of some of my recent transformations, so I tried to get in a few shots before the shoppers showed up at the Pleasanton Antique Faire.  They recently changed the rules and no longer let the vendors sit on the sidewalks, so I had to figure out how to make room for my bod, a chair, and a place to keep all my supplies.  It worked, but was a bit crowded.   I really missed the shade of the big tree I used to sit under:(

I carried around this frame with the mystery lady inside for the longest time.  It was time for a makeover. I fixed the frame up a little, painted it white, and then turned it into a chalkboard. 

I had to do something with Ms. Mystery, so I stole borrowed this idea from October's Country Living.  I didn't want to destroy her, so I folded over the sticky part of a post-it note to attach the construction paper mask and bat.  She's all ready for her Halloween costume party.

A small chunk of the design on this frame was missing, so I built it back up, painted it, and added the chalkboard.

This old razor, complete with box and directions, makes an unusual picture holder.  I added this photo to the outside of where the razor would go, and then locked it in.  The shaving lotion brush also holds a picture.

I salvaged 4 of the drawers from a dresser I bought at the city wide sale last month.  The top of the dresser was coming off, so I pieced it all out.  I used Mod Podge to attach the vintage sheet music in each drawer and then put a hook on the back so it can be used as a shelf.  The bottle is a recent find.  I tied it up with some vintage lace, sewed on a rhinestone button, and added a few shells.

These little pumpkins say TRICK OR TREAT on the other side.  I sprayed them with a clear matte sealer after stamping them.

Since I was by myself, I didn't get a chance to get out for some visiting and shopping.  I always like to get out to see what goodies other vendors brought to sell.  Pleasanton also has some really fun shops, but I can check those out another time.

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