Monday, July 23, 2012

Antique stool re-furb before & after

Original Fabric
This is the before pictures of an antique foot stool I picked up Saturday while junking with my BFF Angela...we've been besties for the past 35 years. We're "JUNKING BFF's". As a matter of fact she's the one who spotted it and brought it to my attention, and of course I nabbed it!

 This is what was found between the two layers of fabric...some little kid was hiding things.
And the after...I painted the stool using a watered down Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Old White". I then waxed the piece with Annie Sloan clear wax. The top is covered with a piece of thrift store find fabric that was purchased at the same place.

I left the bottom unpainted to show it's original fabric and age.

I believe this had to have been a handmade piece...look at the legs, the top looks like a limb right off the tree. None of the legs are an exact match... I'm sure because they we're hand lathed the old, old timey way.

 Look at the joiner on this piece...old. You can see the original fabric in the pics.

I love this fitting don't you think?

Saturday, July 21, 2012


cute vintage saucer (so shabby chic).
two saucers, one vintage..votive holder...hurricane globe.

                                                    These are a few things I picked up at the thrift store the other day...

...And this is what I decided to do with them.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Fresh happy new page

I've just spent the last 6 or so hours downloading backgrounds from the Graphics Fairy, she is amazing, I love her site...I may have to change often just so I can use all the backgrounds I downloaded. I also downloaded some buttons but I haven't been able to figure out how to get them on my blog. That will have to wait for another day. So, how do you like?
                                                                                                               See Ya!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

I had to block myself from my own blog!

Ok...So apparently I somehow started following my own blog (don't ask), so I had to go in and block myself...from myself? Oh well, I'm still playing around and learning about blog-land, so please just hang in there with me. I am frantically looking for a place to have my daughters baby shower, the place I thought for sure would be available isn't...Grrr! It's the perfect place too, just a 1/2mile down the road from us, a big community building with kitchen and everything. It's always something!Still no car, It started storming, again, on the hubs and had to stop before he got started good. And today doesn't look any better, looks like the bottom is about to fall out, you gotta love these "Southern Summers"...right? So, I'm just gonna hang out here on my laptop today.   See Ya!   Nan

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Well, another unproductive day has come and almost gone.

It's happening again, since I've quit my job I no longer need to set my alarm clock for 6am...nor do I need to go to bed by 11 or 12 at night. So...I stay up till 3 or 4 am...and sleep till 12 or 1. Yuck...I feel so lazy, I have so much I need to do and want to do...but my car is out of commission and is being worked on as I write this. I really want to go to the thrift store and look for a vanity for my daughters room and some pieces I can refurbish as well, but I guess that will have to wait. And these cats of mine are getting on my last nerve. I didn't set out to acquire them, they found me and I can't let an animal go here I am now with 4 and one is a kitten, who by the way doesn't know the difference between a litter box and the "FLOOR". I'm gonna have to find a good home for them soon, well except maybe one, his mom wouldn't take care of him so I bottle fed him from day one.. he is my lovey dovey! He thinks I am his mom and he gives me the best hugs and love..he is such a baby! Well, I'm gonna see what I can get into, like... a tub of ice cream?...bag of cookies?...t.v.? Hmm, let me think.
                                                                                                       By for now,

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Hello again...It's been awhile

Ok, I really need to buckle down and get this blogging on a roll. Since my last post I have quit my cashiers job to focus on my "Junking & Refurbishing". It's been slow going and a little disappointing I'm sorry to say. I have tried on two occasions to sell at my "not-so-local" flea market with no luck. I had it in my head that I would arrive and sell all I had and arrive home elated, but that was not the case. I went back and got a table closer to where all the antiques and vintage wares were being sold thinking this would help, but NO!  Oh, people would stop and ohh and ahh over my things but it just seems all they are looking for yard sale items and such...thats ok and all...but I was really hoping I would have better luck. I'm not sure what avenue to take, should I continue trying my luck at the flea market? Try a consignment shop? or what? I really love doing this whole vintage re-furb stuff, I really don't want to have to give it up ( I have a very unsupportive other half riding my back) before I had a chance to really give it a go. I know I'm new and my blog isn't even seen by anyone, but it just feels good to write and get things off my chest...but hey...if by chance someone does run across my little meager blog, please leave a comment or advise if you happen to like junking and refurbishing, I would greatly appreciate any advise. I am finally getting the pictures of my re-furbed shabby-chic mid-century modern sewing chair on here. I used Annie Sloan chalk paint...I love it! I then covered the seat with the prettiest rooster fabric I've ever seen. So I guess you could call it "Shabby-Farm-Chic"? Or not!
                                                                              Thanks for looking!
                                                                               Nan Harrison  (UniquelyNan)


before...inside of chair
after... done in Annie Sloan "Old White"

Rooster fabric

distressed and waxed with Annie Sloan clear wax

inside covered in pink plaid fabric and comes complete with a handy dandy handmade pin cushion

Another shot of the beautiful rooster

back of chair

close up of back