Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Antique Show Projects

I wanted to share a few completed projects I brought along to the Pleasanton Antique Show on Sunday.  It was a little cool and windy when I arrived at 3:30am to start setting up, but it turned out to be a perfect day once the sun and shoppers came out later in the morning.  I was working solo again and didn't have a chance to get out to explore, but my garage thanked me for not returning home with more than I started with.

antique show vintage typewriter
This is the metal cabinet I bought at a parking lot sale a few weeks ago; it was one of the first things that sold.  I gave it a quick face lift by adding some numbers I cut out with my Silhouette.  The typewriter had been living with me for the last few years, but I decided to pass it along to someone else when I bought another one at the same parking lot sale.  It found a happy new home too.

repurposed hardware upcycled jewelry
This is one of several old clipboard displays I made with pages from some antique fashion magazines and matte Mod Podge.  I think they're better suited for larger and bolder necklaces like this one made from a faucet handle.  The black and white images are a little distracting and some of my lighter necklaces were getting lost.

More recent yard sales finds.  The shelf got a coat of Duck Egg Chalk Paint and a single row of rhinestones along the rim of the top shelf.  Doesn't every shelf deserve rhinestones?  I covered the little can with a image from The Graphics Fairy and the rusty lid got a few rhinestones too.  The hole was already in the top, so it makes a perfect twine dispenser.

DIY repurposed shells
Nesting shells.
 I made up some more jeweled abalone shells from the stash I found at a sale last month.

abalone shells sea shells decorated with vintage jewelry
This one has to be the smallest abalone shell I've ever seen.

sea shells decorated with vintage jewels
The ring gives you an idea of just how tiny it is.

decorated abalone sea shells with vintage jewels
Baby is still with me; the other two found new homes.

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