Friday, September 9, 2011

Working on the Booth

I have been a busy little bee working away on my booth at Summer Hill Antiques.
My cabinets n bookcases are painted
and vintage wallpaper is being added to the backs for some pop.

Here's a little bookcase that was an icky orangish brown
when I found it at an auction for $2.50.

The bookcase was primed
then painted with three coats of a lovely blue.
The vintage wallpaper was applied with glue spray.

How lucky that the leftover paint and found wallpaper matched so well!

I will share photos of my furnished booth soon.
Today I forgot the staples used to attach the paper to some of the cabinets,
so some have yet to be finished.

Here are a few photos of my booth after I'd thrown in the towel for the day
and packed up my toys to head home.

This chair is so super comfy and it has wonderful construction.
Teals, blues, and golds can be found in the upholstery.
It's a lovely vintage piece.

Here's a photo of the wooden desk I shared last week.
Next to it is the mate to the chair above
and a lovely oil painting.
The painting has a small tear,
but I'm hoping someone adopts it who can patch it up properly

Here's one of the old trunks I scored at an auction.
There are four of them in total.
Now to figure out just where to place them.

I know it's really orange,
but I love this chair.

Of course, I'd love it more in another color.
I was thinking of redoing the chair myself,
but I have three more of these hanging out in the garage
and thought someone else might like the original upholstery.

My lovely boyfriend dug these out of his basement for my booth.
I love the blues and turquoise.

Tomorrow I get to spend all day working at Summer Hill Antiques.
I enjoy spending time there.
The people are so very friendly and make you feel very much at home.
I also enjoy meeting the customers that come in.

So tomorrow I will be splattered with paint, dirty, and maybe a little sore,
but my booth should look tons better.

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  1. I love the blue bookcase -- it's my favorite shade of blue and the wallpaper is perfect! I wish I was close enough to visit your new shop in person, but, sigh, I'll just have to read about it... Looking forward to more pics!

  2. Good luck with your booth. Looks like you've got some good stuff!

  3. I have an old green bookcase that has been languishing in my booth that I was planning almost that same treatment for! I have a stash of old pretty wallpaper and a love for aqua..or maybe it will be white..or maybe I will add beadboard instead of wallpaper..LOL It is finally not 110 degrees here and I have lots of painting projects lined up! Great job! Julia

  4. very nice and you have some good finds...a visit from it is so very cheri :) hop up if you have time to my blog :) thx

  5. The blue bookcase is very sweet. I like the idea of adding the wallpaper to the back. I would have never thought of that. It adds a lot without doing much extra work. Great idea!

  6. WOW! you've got yourself one awesome haul! Cool 4 YOU! POP ART MINIS

  7. awesome redo and wonderful treasures!

    The Joyful Thrifter

  8. So pretty!! Would LOVE it if you would share this project at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!!

  9. I just love the book case and the wallpaper was such a nice touch. You have a lot of lovely items in your booth.

  10. The book case is so sweet! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

  11. So sweet!! I will definitely have to steal this idea. :) I too have a booth at an antique store- so fun isn't it? Junkin' for work- yahoo!! I will definitely keep reading your blog fellow junker. Blessings to you!

  12. I am stopping over from the Blog Hop Til You Drop to follow you.

    Please follow back.

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  14. Great stuff! :)

    I'm a new follower from the FNF hop. Hope you can stop by

  15. I really like the blue bookcase! And I love the idea of turning it into something "new"! I may have to try that with some of our old bookshelves- turn them into something "new" for our home!

    I am a new follower!

  16. I love the wallpaper you chose! I can never find vintage wallpaper that I like, usually it's got some form of ducks on it. I do love the color, I have a chair of similar color that I repainted a few weeks back, but havent had the time to complete the arms and put them back on. However this is lovely!

  17. Wonderful stuff! new gfc follower from hop. please follow

  18. Good luck with all these goodies. What fabulous finds. Thank you so much for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday and I hope you will come back and party again!

  19. New follower from FNF Blog Hop. Please follow back. Thanks!

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  21. Great job on the makeover and great finds!
    Thank you for linking with Home Sweet Home!

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  23. So many great pieces!



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