Friday, October 31, 2014

Repurposed Fruit Drying Racks

This stack of fruit drying racks was drawing quite a crowd at a barn sale I went to a couple of weeks ago.  People were grabbing as many as they could carry and setting them next to their cars before going inside to pay for them.  Leave some for me please!   I was thinking they'd make great signs, so I picked out three of them and left the rest for someone else.  Hmm,  I'm eyeing the old barn walls too.  

They definitely saw a lot of action before going into retirement and needed a good scrubbing to get rid any dried fruit remnants.  Yuck!

fruit drying rack sign
I decided to go with a black and white chalkboard look for fruit drying rack #1.

 I can't draw or paint a decent letter to save my life, so I enlisted the help of my Silhouette Cameo to do the job for me.  I prefer to use cheapo shelf liner paper instead of the more expensive Silhouette vinyl, but it's real flimsy and doesn't like sticking to wood; it has no problem sticking to my fingers though.

 The hole adds a little charm don't you think?

antiques sign made from fruit drying rack
 I decided not to paint fruit drying rack #2.   I had a feeling it would be a bleeder and I wasn't in the mood for priming it.  Not sure if I'm finished with this one; I think it still needs some shading.  

 The framed edge makes a cute little shelf.

Two down, one to go.  I think I'm going to take the third one apart and make a few smaller signs unless a better idea strikes me in the middle of the night.  

I hope you all have a safe and happy Halloween.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Vintage Inspiration Link Party

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Link Party.  We're so happy to have you partying with us every week!  This is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, but you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.  I can't believe this is our last party before Halloween and our last party in October. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I'm really looking forward to more fall decor, and of course, more of your fabulous vintage inspiration.

When you link up here at Vintage Inspiration Party your links will be seen on all 4 blogs!!
Knick of Time
Beyond the Picket Fence
My Salvaged Treasures

  vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc. 2.) used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or done by a particular person, organization, etc.

This week it was Marianne's turn to choose the features from last week.  Thanks Marianne, you really have a good eye!  
Last week's party was so rich and beautiful that I got a little overboard with selecting my favorites. I personally handpicked 10 beautiful Fall decor ideas that might have me reconsider my decision to call my Fall decorating done.
       10 Fall Decor Inspirations
 Read on to see them all in full detail.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Sue's Country Barn Tour

It's that time of the year again for Sue's Country Barn sale.  I can't believe it's been three years since I wandered over to our neighboring town to visit the barn.  Sue opens twice a year for a short two week period, then she spends the next several months gathering treasures for the next opening.  You can see pictures from my last visit in October 2011 here and April 2011 here.  I didn't make it over to the barn until the third day of the sale, but there was still plenty to see.

Don't you love that rustic Sears Roebuck box?  The blue chest of drawers it's sitting on grabbed my attention also.

Enjoy the tour.  I'll try not to talk too much:-)


This is the view when you walk through the front door.  Notice the sun shining right through the barn walls?   This explains the white blobs and lines in some of these pictures.

This rusty metal cabinet full drawers had to be my favorite item in the barn this time.  Unfortunately I had to leave it behind because it was way out of my thrifty loving price range.

Things grow big in this barn....

For greater see-ability you can buy one of these humongous light bulbs.  They're about 14" long!

Or you can buy this bird mansion.  

It's hard to see just how big this suitcase is without a reference, but it had to be at least 4' long.  

Love these chippy old beauties.

What did I buy?
Three of these old fruit drying racks for just $5 each.  I see signs. 

I couldn't resist the biggest stamp I've ever seen!  This thing is 9" long and the rubber is in perfect condition.  This one is a keeper.

Sue's Country Barn will be open daily 10:00am - 5:00pm through October 26th.
12607 E. Hwy 120 in Manteca, Ca.  For more information you can call 209-607-6013.  Sorry, still no website or Facebook page that I know of.

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