Vintage and Antique Home Decor

I have several items in my etsy shop other then my personalized wine glasses and beer mugs lol. Last year I had rescued several items from thrift stores and yard sales that are vintage and antique some items I have upcycled to make fit into our modern decor and others are left alone for you to enjoy and decorate your homes with how ever you desire.

My etsy shop is at http://www.etsy.com/shop/ahindle78 and also be sure to stop past and like my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Charm-City-Creative-Designs/214517511903785?ref=hl

Here are some pictures of the vintage and antique items I have for sale now.

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Milk glass goes with so many things in our homes and can become great little organizers.

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These items above have been upcycled and some just a fresh coat of paint and a clear coat gave the item a pop and could now be put back in our homes.

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Again be sure to stop past and like my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Charm-City-Creative-Designs/214517511903785?ref=hl
Etsy is http://www.etsy.com/shop/ahindle78

Vintage Vanity Trays

I have several vintage vanity trays for sale in my etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/ahindle78 to order the one you like.

These trays have been upcycled to prettier colors because the silver and gold colors were peeling and didn’t look
In great condition when I got these trays. I upcycled them with a fresh coat of paint and sealant and now they are ready to fit into our 2012 decor choices. Here are some pictures of the trays for sale in my shop. Also be sure to go to my Facebook page and like my page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/charmcitycreativedesigns

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The tray above is painted a plum purple color.

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This tray is a mini vanity tray and painted in hot pink

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This tray is painted antique white

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This tray is a bright red color

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The picture above is a square vanity tray that has a removable glass
So you can change the paper on the inside of tray to change the look when u want to.

I will have a few more trays to add once I get them painted and photographed.
Be sure to check out and like my Facebook page at charm city creative designs so u don’t miss any new items in my shop

Etsy Shop

I have posted several items on my etsy shop and hope everyone will take a look and hopefully you will see something you will like to take hand.

Here are some pictures of what is on my etsy shop. I have a lot of milk glass and depression glass too. Many people think that stuff is junk and sell for cheap which is who I am looking for toget items next to nothing.

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Popcorn Tins upcycled

During some downtime while I was on pinterest (which I am addicted to lol), I ran across a picture of what looked to be large popcorn tins that come out around Xmas time. Well after I read this article these were actually an item being sold by Ballard design catalog but a few people suggested using popcorn tins for this and would save a lot of money considering Ballard sells them for around $50 a can. I went to work and asked around to see if anyone had any laying around that they wanted to get rid of and I found my ace in the hole Lori who actually teaches with me since we have a large class she always has every random item I need I tease her and tell her she must be a hoarder or a pack rat but she always comes through. She actually had two different sizes for me. I finally decided that painting the cans white like the catalog would get dirty fast, so I decided maybe a dark creamish color would work and maybe a black lid. The longest part of the project was trying to take off the sticky tape around the lid. I tried everything Brillo pads, different removers, lightly scrapping and magic erasers. The one smaller can wasnt sticky so I cleaned it up let it dry out and started spraying primer on can since it was very brightly colored plus I wanted to do this project right and the paint not to peel off a week later. I decided that I needed to give the other can a break and maybe not even use it if I couldnt get sticky stuff off the can. If anyone has ideas on how to remove stuff like these seals easily please let me know for the future. Anyways after the can and lid dried I sanded down to a smooth finish. Now it was time to spray paint the can and lid and decided I didn’t really like a glossy finish on this but maybe a matte or satin type finish which is what I decided to go with. Once the spray painting was done and had dried for a few hours i wanted to seal the finish since I would be removing the lid a lot I didnt want the paint to peel the first time I removed the lid so I ran out again to home depot and bought some matte finish clear coat spray to finish the project. I need the clear coat for other projects as well. It looked great brought it inside the house to dry for a few days then it would be ready when I created and cut the vinyl lettering. I used my cricut expression machine for the lettering.

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This is a picture of the cans from the Ballard catalog. I do like the lime green just doesn’t fit with my decor.

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This is a picture after I finished my smaller can just haven’t put the vinyl lettering on the can yet.
Below is the pics of the final product.

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After applying the vinyl lettering it just wasn’t what I had imagined in my mind but for now it will do. I only have so many font cartridges and had won a bid on eBay for the cricut gypsy which I wanted to be able to play around with and create different lettering for the cans which I will do once I learn how to use the gypsy if anyone has pointers I would love to hear them. Looks like tonight I will be on you tube watching tutorials on how to use this gadget. I will post pics of the cans once I find and print a design I am happier with.

The chair part two

Well I finally finished the chair and it looks great. I wanted to also give you the info on the blog where I found the chalk-y paint recipe well here it is everyone. The blog that had this recipe was called countingourblessings.blogspot.com. Head on over and check out the recipe. For now it seems like a good paint for me to use until I can sell more items and purchase a few colors of Annie Sloan paint which then I will be able to compare the two. Here are some pictures of my finished product. Enjoy and be inspired

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The Chair

I have been looking for months for wooden chairs for my home. I needed one for my desk and four for my dining room. I went to 3 goodwills and 1 thrift store in my area and always came out empty handed as far a chairs go I never would walk out of a goodwill with nothing lol. I finally found a chair for my desk that would work great and was so excited to give it a fresh coat of paint and new fabric.

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This is a before picture of the chair when I brought it home of course Harley had to check it out first. I decided before I decided what color to paint the chair I would try and find some fabric that I liked at Joanns.

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These are a few pictures of some of the fabrics I took pictures of while I was at Joanns. I left the store empty handed because I could not decide on a fabric for my chair. I know my color theme is lime green and pink on my desk and so are my organizers for my craft supplies in the closet but I didn’t known if i really wanted to put a bold fabric on my chair. Well of course my hubby liked them all and didn’t help me make a decision so I started thinking about the paint. I have always wanted to try the Annie sloans chalk paint but just don’t have that kind of money to spend on paint right now and then when reading a friends blog came across a recipe that she posted from another blogger on how to make chalky paint. So off to home depot I went to pick up my supplies to make the chalky paint.

Since I haven’t used Annie sloans paints before I really do not have anything to compare the homemade recipe to but seemed to be what everyone describes in the Annie sloans paint. I will have to post recipe and blog info on the next entry so everyone can check it out if they are interested. I like this recipe because you can choose many paint colors and I believe Annie sloans has about 24 colors only and since it is so expensive I know I would only be able to buy one color at a time, but the homemade recipe I can create multiple colors and for very cheap which is right up my ally.

I have not finished the chair yet but have painted it with the chalky paint and picked my fabric which matches great. See pictures below. Sneak peak

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I can’t wait to get this project done and post more pictures for you to see. The fabric was from Joanne and was full of neutral colors and had butterflies on it as well and that has significance with my family ( my grandparents who both passed away 7 days apart two yrs ago we have a inside joke they are butterflies). I ended up getting the fabric on sale and using a coupon so it ended up costing $4.00 for the fabric which was awesome. Hope you like what I have done so far with my chair and I will post the chalky paint recipe and blog for you to see and use for your projects.

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