Sunday, November 2, 2014

Finds of the Week #24


On my weekly junking excursions I found many treasures.  


Cement Bouquet

Heavy Silver Candlestick 

Chippy Cupboard 


Large Silver Tray

Re-finished pair of chairs

Ironsone Pitcher


Rusty Crusty Candle Holder

Aqua Bottle 

Pair of Great French chairs and Desk

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I think I am going to try to paint the pleather first and then if I don't like it re-uhpolster--what do you think?

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24 comments:

  1. Oh dear, your pieces are crazy great finds, I love the black faux leather chairs, might be tempted to leave them as is. But if you were to paint them, go get a great vinyl leather can of paint ...spray paint made for this material works, paint the gray and then any over spray could be left to then go over the trim, but I think I would paint the seats grey, and sand and aged the wood with just sand paper leaving the wood exposed, making the super old looking with a rustic wood raw finish.

    Always so fun to visit all your finds and what has come of there changes.
    Thank you lady "D" for sharing and most of all for visiting me with comments that always add to the joy of creating.
    A beautiful Sunday to you and a November that tops all your past months.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Thank you Dore-The faux leather is dark green and not very pretty. I will have to look for spray paint made for vinyl-never heard of it. I agree- I want the wood to stay natural the seat and back to be painted.

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  2. You have a great eye for finding wonderful treasures, Darrielle. I'm loving the cement bouquet and that chippty white cabinet.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-I love those both too! I am trying to figure out what to do with the French arm chairs? Paint the faux leather? what do you think?

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  3. Love those faux leather chairs. I love the details. I know they can be a pain in the butt to reupholster those but the end result will be stunning. Do you use electric staple gun or the gun with an air compressor? I highly recommend getting one with an air compressor. Great investment and make your life so much easier.

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    1. Thank you Victoria-I do have a staple gun with a compressor but my compressor has been acting up lately. I just hate taking out all the staples!

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  4. I would love to go shopping with you...you find the best treasures, Darrielle! Love the armed chairs. Can't wait to see how they come out.
    Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thank you Marigene-Any time you come to Santa Cruz, CA come shopping with me! Still trying to figure out what to do with those chairs.

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  5. wow!!! was für tolle fundstücke!!! danke für die tollen bilder und inspirationen, eine schöne woche wünscht angie aus deutschland

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  6. You always find such great stuff! And then you make them look terrific.
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you Brenda- for me the hunt is half the fun and then I have lots of things to work on during the week.

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  7. Wow, what a great week of finds! I love everything. The dresser makeover is great. The pitcher is beautiful. The chippy paint on the cabinet is great. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you -I love hunting and painting! The pitcher I will be keeping and I wish I had room for the dresser.

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  8. Can't wait to see what you do with that chippy little cupboard! Love the detail on that thing.

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    1. Thanks! I think I might just clean it up and keep it as is-what would you do?

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  9. The after on the chest o'drawers at the end... is just sweet.
    Love it.

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  10. I love that sweet chippy cupboard. Those two chairs are gorgeous and have such great bones. Actually they don't look bad at all the way they are, but I'm sure that whatever you do to them will be a good choice.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-the cupboard is very cute and I need to get going on the 2 Frenchy chairs! Not look forward to staple removing!

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  11. You always find the BEST things! I would love to go treasure hunting with you! I can't even begin to pick a favorite from those!

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    1. Thank you Pat-I would love to have you going junking with me-I love doing it!

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  12. love all your finds! i use to have a cement finial just like that but my old tenants took it w/ them when they moved out. : ( maybe you can use chalk paint to paint the faux leather chairs? i used it on upholstery & it worked great. a fellow consignor used it on leather type material and it came out great too. good luck. can't wait to see the final product. found you @ wow us wed. mj
    http://maryjomaterazo.tyepad.com

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    1. Thank you MaryJo-bummer about your tenants. I am thing kin of painting with chalk paint since I do hate taking out staples!

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