Sunday, April 17, 2011

Project Pipeline!!

As promised, here are a few pics of recent acquisitions that I plan to spruce up! I will be glad to share how I will transform each piece and I'll include any suppliers that I use so you can refernece them when starting your own projects!
1930's wicker chair

I found this at an auction on the Eastern Shore of Virginia! Except for the chipping paint and slight rust on the springs it's in great shape! I will scrape as much of the old paint off as I can, repaint and then reupholster the back and the seat. I've got a great fabric in mind for this one!!

Great iron painted plant stand

This was a great find as the "dishes" that the potted plants sit on are all in great shape! No holes at all and they are all sturdy, not wobbly! This will be a quick, easy fix. It just needs a little scraping and some paint and VOILA! what a great additon to a patio or screen porch!

Reclaimed wood terrerium

This piece was made by a gentleman in Maine who takes old wood and makes these great terreriums. This one has fallen on hard times as it is literally falling apart. Three panes of glass fell out of it as I was moving it and, of course, I stepped on all 3 and they broke! fix or not to fix. That is the question! Look for a separate post on what I plan to do!!

Great garden settee and matching chair

Once again, this was a fab find at a local estate sale!! All these really need is paint and new chushions. But what color should I paint them? White? Green? Black? I'd love anyone's 2 cents worth!!

Green painted iron side table

This came from the same estate sale as the chair & settee. There was no top to this side table, therefore it really WAS a bargain! Not sure what to do as far as the top. I could just replace it with glass or I could do a mosaic top or tiled top. I really like the green color so I might try to replicate it!
Great mexican painted sink!

I can't tell you what a pain the rear this was to drag back from Mexico!! But hey, it only cost me $20! How could I pass up a bargain like that? Now all I need is a cute farm table or potting bench to cut a hole in and drop the sink right in!! How cute would that be!! I'm on the hunt for a suitable piece and will post a pic of it when I find it!! Wish me luck!

Last couple of pics for now.......I LOVE Hawes watering cans! They're from England and just completely charming!!

This is a great rusted sun dial of some sort! I'm not really sure exactly what it is but I love it!
Hope I've inspired you to go out and find a little something to redo. Whatever you choose, it doesn't have to be huge! Start small, build your confidence and then jump into the next project!! Check back soon as I will have before, during and after photos!! See you soon!


  1. I started woring on the iron planter Sunday afternoon! I scraped as much paint off as I could, down to the bare metal in some places! Now it's time for primer and paint! "After" pics will be up in a few days!!

  2. Dale, remember "Nicks" in Yorktown? When Mrs. Nick died, I got a super cool 3 piece iron outdoor sofa......I used it around our pool at the old house for years. I don't need it now - and the cushions are not usable anymore. But the frame is in decent shape. Should I ebay it? You want to work on it? Is is pretty cool and has that neat history :) I have several other old wrought iron pieces I don't use at the new house. They are just sitting outside under a tarp.

  3. I sure do remember Nick's! So sad that it no longer exists!! And what fun that you have a piece of Nick's history!! Can you email pics of your stuff? I'd LOVE to see what's under the tarp!! Maybe we can decide if EBaying is the way to go or, if you're interested in selling to me, maybe we can work something out! I love your blog.........I'm a twin myself! HAHA!!

  4. I'll take pictures and send to you. It is cool. I knew you were a twin - it is my niece's blog. Those boys are THE. CUTEST. THINGS. EVER. I will send you pics of all the wrought iron stuff I have. I want it gone. It is cool but I just have place for it in this yard.

  5. Great! Can't wait to see whatcha got!!Here's the email address: