Monday, July 21, 2014

Knick of Time Tuesday - Vintage Inspiration Party # 146

Welcome back to Knick of Time Tuesday
I hope your week is off to a great start, and you have some wonderful, vintaged-inspired things to share this week!  Sorry the party is a little late getting started, but I lost track of time while looking at all the links from last week - there were some great ones!
Antique, Vintage, Repurposed and Upcycled Decor
Let's look at some wonderful features from last week's party!

Maureen @ Nest n' Feathers used an old window to "frame" some beautiful art.  Isn't that gorgeous?!  Visit her to discover her trick to putting the image inside each pane - it's genius!
Repurposed Window Frame

DD's Cottage did a stunning makeover on a Craigslist cabinet.

Painted Vintage Cabinet
Take a look at those beautiful, flowing curtains, used as privacy dividers on a beach vacation, shared by Martinel Art.  This would be a great idea to add some privacy on a porch or deck, with minimal expense.
Privacy Curtains for Porch or Deck

Past, Present & Patina, gave a cute little vintage stool a lovely makeover - visit her to see what she used!
Chalk Painted Stool
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YOU CAN BUY IT! - Repurposed Minnow Bucket Hanging Light
Repurposed Minnow Bucket Industrial Pendant Hanging Ceiling Light Lamp

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I can't wait to see what you have to share this week!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Antique Roll Top Desk Makeover Reveal - Part 2 {with outtakes}

If you missed Part 1 (the long saga of, "if it can go wrong, it will) of this roll top desk makeover, go here first.

Here's where we left off...
After making a multitude of stupid mistakes, I had the base of the roll top desk painted, as well as the top, but the front panels of the roll top just seemed too bare, so I came up with an idea.

Antique Bible Page - Matthew 5:44-45

I've been creating more canvas wall art with some of my very fragile, tattered Bible pages, and wanted to share these wonderful verses from the New Testament, found in Matthew 5:44-45.
Antique Bible Page Printable Matthew 5:44-45, Love Your Enemies via Knick of Time
Here's the entire page the verse came from.
Antique Bible Page Printable Matthew 5:44-45, Love Your Enemies via Knick of Time
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Roll Top Desk Makeover with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Part 1

If you are a furniture purist...this isn't a post you'll enjoy. I just thought I'd better warn you, because this old roll top desk got painted.  If you hate to see old furniture painted, you'll probably hate what I did to it, and you may feel just a wee bit happy to hear about the difficult time I had painting it.  It was like a comedy of errors - except it wasn't funny.  Get's a long story.
Antique Roll Top Desk

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A New Sign, a Bread Pan, a Lunch Box and more

I always have visions of summer being such a relaxing, laid-back time, but it never seems to work out that way.  It's been a very fun summer, but busy enough that I've done very little work.  Over the last month, I've brought home quite a few neat things, but most of them have been sitting in a corner of my living room, I'm just now getting around to taking photos of them.

I found this bread pan at an antique store on our way home from vacation.  I rarely find bargains at antique stores, and this wasn't one, but this was one of those times that I decided that even though I wouldn't make a great profit selling it in my online shop, I would be happy to keep it if it didn't sell.  These days, I seem to buy a lot of those type of items.  I have a hard time selling things I don't love, so lots of things I love have made their way home with me, then have mixed emotions when they sell.  Such is the life, when you deal in antiques.
Antique Bread Pan via Knick of Time
I would be quite content to hang it in my kitchen and if was hung vertically, it could even be used as a spice rack.  It's available here.
Antique Bread Pan via Knick of Time
 A more recent find was this old produce crate.
Antique Produce Crate via Knick of Time
 Two sides have this awesome, "Table Grapes" image.
Antique Produce Crate via Knick of Time
 One end has this paper label.
Antique Produce Crate via Knick of Time
And the other end has an imprinted image.  I love that it can be displayed from different sides for different looks.  It's available here.
Antique Produce Crate via Knick of Time
I also brought home two boxes full of old bottles.  I group any like colors together and sell them in sets.  This large set is available here.
Apothecary Bottles via Knick of Time
 I love these pretty blue colored ones.  They are available here.
Apothecary Bottles via Knick of Time
I'll be using some of the single bottles for other projects, like more bottle garlands, and this simple flower vase.  The wood shelf was one I made as a sample for my VBS class, but we ran out of time and weren't able to make them.  It was the perfect size to hold the little bottle.  The bottle and shelf are available together here.
Apothecary Bottle Repurposed Flower Vase via Knick of Time
My husband and I finished another tiered stand.  This one has an enamelware bowl and antique coffee tin.  It's available here.
Enamelware Bowl and Coffee Tin Tiered Stand via Knick of Time

This old lunch box was a nostalgia purchase.  I remember my dad carrying a metal lunch box to work, similar to this one.  I couldn't resist making a "lunch" printable flashcard to display with it.
Vintage Lunch Box via Knick of Time
A customer sent me an image, and asked if I could turn it into a sign on a window.  I'll admit, I failed 3 times before I got it done correctly.  I was totally ready to throw in the towel, but finally succeeded on the third try.   There is something about custom orders - they always seem to give me a hard time, which is why I don't accept many of them, but I'm glad it finally turned out.
Salvaged Antique Window Sign via Knick of Time
Hopefully, the remainder of the summer will slow down a little and I'll have more time to work on the long list of projects I have planned.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Antique Style Flash Card Printables

Today I have some free printables that I think you'll really enjoy!
Antique Flash Card Printables from Knick of Time
One thing I've never been able to find at any antique store, auction, yard sale or thrift store, is a set of antique flash cards.  I've looked at many sets online, but they are hot items and the prices are high - even for just a few cards.

Rather than continue to wish I had some, I decided I would make my own antique style cards, and am sharing the template with you, so you can make your own as well!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Vintage Decor Inspiration Party - Knick of Time Tuesday #145

Welcome back to Knick of Time Tuesday
I have got some fabulous features for you today!
Before we get started, I thought I'd share a glimpse into the crazy busy, but totally fun time I had last week.  Monday through Friday, I taught a "Junk Art" class for VBS.  I was surprised how much my students absolutely loved it.  Before the week was over, they already wanted to know if I'd be teaching it again next year.  Future junkers - Yay!!
(for their safety I've covered their faces)
 I was also in charge of decorating the stage.  We had a special agent theme, so I designed it to look like the Agent Headquarters.
I turned one of my antique map graphics into an engineering print at Staples, added a few clocks, labels and yarn, to create the Special Agents Locations map.  The clocks were $4 each at Walmart, and the engineering print was about $3.  Totally inexpensive (and I needed the clocks anyway!)
 The control panel was just a few painted egg cartons, with game board parts for the switches.  I bought dollar store frames and inserted images to look like computer screens.  I printed a keyboard image I found online, and hot glued everything on a foam board.  Cheap and easy!
My family also went kayaking on the Current River in Missouri on Saturday.  I was tired and sunburned after our 10-mile ride, but it was a lot of fun.  I confess, my husband did almost all of the paddling, but every time I tried, our kayak went the wrong way, so I mostly relaxed, and avoided him scowling at my lack of paddling skills.  This is the 2nd year we've gone kayaking, and I'm pretty sure we'll make it a yearly event.
We couldn't have asked for a prettier day, although the river was fairly crowded with people.
My 3 crazy sons had fun doing some cliff jumping.
I, on the other hand, kept my feet firmly planted down below!
  My daughter was equally smart, but she immersed herself in the water to cool off.
My hubby tried to avoid getting his photo taken, but I snuck in a few shots.