Monday, September 15, 2014

Sneak Peak of Finished Areas in My Industrial Living Room...


Progress, but much still to do.
On top of it all, my camera fell off the tripod yesterday when I was trying to snap photos...so I had to get another today. I think it is a better camera than the last one, but I need to figure out how to use it...I liked the variety of scene settings I could use on the last camera.

Above is a new vignette by the front door...with my mail chute emptying into the antique drawer.
I purchased it shortly after moving into this home about 12 years ago.


I love the alligatored finish and the hardware on it...and it has been through the mill, with a broken piece off the left drawer front, too.


Next to the drawer, an art book, a geology book and an engineering drawing book underneath a thrift store wire box with terra cotta candle holders. Three flower frogs and two magnifers are perched in front of the books.

By the time I left work, got to Best Buy to get a camera, and drove through Burger King to grab dinner, light was fading, so photos are not great.

I AM excited about the way I'm using all my hoarded numbers...as references to my favorite Bible verses. Can you guess which verse I've referenced above?

Above, over half of the items are from thrift stores and garage sales. The English child's dresser is from an auction 30 years ago. I painted it white a while back. The Renaissance Art book is a college text book...vintage. The others are from thrift stores.

The small white cross is from Hobby Lobby on 50 percent off from a few years back. The oval mirror below was on clearance at Kirklands several years ago, and my sweet Hannah bought it for me. The large rectangle below is from Ross, another purchase from when I moved into this home 12 years ago. 

The top 8 was 20c recently at Hobby Lobby. Everything else was a thrift store purchase.

In case you didn't get the reference...here it is; one of my favorite verses:

Word for the Day:
Romans 8:28
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Possibly Linking With:
Sunday
Sundays at Home
Sunday’s Best
Nifty Thrifty Sunday
Monday
Mod Mix Monday
Make it Pretty Monday
Amaze Me Monday
Make it Monday
Tuesday
Vintage Inspiration Party
Vintage Inspiration Party
Vintage Inspiration Party
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
The Scoop
Wednesday
Wow Us Wednesday
What’s it Wednesday
Cottage Style Party
Drop it or Swap it Party
Thursday
Under $100 Link Party
Treasure Hunt Thursday
Home and Garden Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Friday
Feathered Nest Friday
Furniture Feature Friday
Frugal Friday
Junkin’ Joe
Thrifty Things Friday
Saturday
Party Junk

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Vintage Industrial Living Room - Where to Begin...


Teasing time is over. September is the month to do something different - a new beginning.Time to sing a new song...

I have loved this look for a while. I just never had the guts to go all out...until now.



Where to begin...
  • Remove all the aqua accents and cottage-type things. (Those will go to the bedroom I'm tackling when this is done.) Stack them on the dining room table.
  • Take everything off the shelves, tabletops, mantel, etc. 
  • Pack away accessories and lamps that won't make the cut for the industrial elegant living room.
  • Spray paint a lamp in mustard colored Rustoleum...my fall color accent.
  • Move cottage furniture out, bring in pieces from other rooms. 

  • Paint 2 French chairs...and a partridge in a pear tree. 
  • Rearrange other furnishings.
  • Take everything off the walls. Fill nail holes and touch up with wall paint. 
  • Bring out all the gold frames...make more faux antique mirrors out of glass.  Pile them on the sofa and anywhere else available.
  • Work for about 8 hours, while cleaning the kitchen and gathering stuff that might possibly be used...then snap a few bad photos before the light goes.
As of this moment, my house is a big, hairy mess, but I'm still excited.

My vision for this living room and dining room:
  • Keep the overall look light, but use dark wood and black accents, along with brass, gold, bronze and rust - with tons of gold mirrors!
  • Vintage industrial furnishings and accessories
  • Vintage French-inspired furnishings and accessories
  • Keep new and "faux" industrial pieces to a minimum.
  • Keep silver and zinc to a minimum.
  • Keep things real and live-able.
  • Use mostly what I already have, with a few new items.
  • Make or seriously revise a couple of things...
  • Mix fancy and rough in creative ways.
It is quite possible this could lead to a gigantic fail, but I will never know until I try. In any event, all I have to do is change it again. But enough talk about failing...I think this is going to be amazing! 

I promise to post vignettes as I progress...

Word for the Day:
Psalm 40:3
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.

Possibly Linking With:
Sunday
Sundays at Home
Sunday’s Best
Nifty Thrifty Sunday
Monday
http://modvintagelife.blogspot.com
 http://distresseddonnadownhome.blogspot.com
Mod Mix Monday
Make It Monday
Make it Pretty Monday
Amaze Me Monday
Tuesday
Vintage Inspiration Party
Vintage Inspiration Party
Vintage Inspiration Party
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
The Scoop
Wednesday
Wow Us Wednesday
What’s it Wednesday
Cottage Style Party
Drop it or Swap it Party
Thursday
Under $100 Link Party
Treasure Hunt Thursday
Home and Garden Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Friday
Feathered Nest Friday
Furniture Feature Friday
Frugal Friday
Junkin’ Joe
Thrifty Things Friday
Saturday
Party Junk

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Thrifty Life Thursday #35 with Features from Last Week - and A Week Without Thrifting...


Yes, I may be going through slight withdrawal...

Not a single thrift store, garage sale or flea market in two weeks...unless you count a Sunday afternoon at Canton Trade Days...but that was ALMOST two weeks ago...


I had to dig through my Picasa web albums to find a few things I had not shown you yet...things that felt a bit "autumnal."

The obelisk in the top photo above will be painted or gilded and I plan to keep it.

The wood thing below it will be painted as well...it has a "bowl" in it. I'm not sure if it is a candle holder or something else...what do you think? Here's a photo of the "bowl."


It is a little dirty, and needs painting. There's no evidence of wax from a candle...so I don't know what it might be, but the shape is pretty cool.  

I think the "container" below could actually be a ceramic finial that broke apart...a mistake.

That's a pretty huge lid for a small bowl...top-heavy. But then again, it could just be a design that tried something new. Part is glazed, part is rough. I like it, whatever it is, and it was cheap.

 

The goblets below will be listed on Etsy, if I ever get around to LISTING on Etsy. I have three categories of things waiting for me - things that need to be listed, things that need to be photographed then listed, and things that need to be painted, then photographed, then listed.


The vintage book below is one I found in Oklahoma City in July...


I seriously do NOT need to go to a thrift store any time soon. I need to get caught up on the stuff in my various "to do" stacks...

SO, I'll plan to live vicariously through you and your wonderful finds. Deal?

On that note, take a look at features from last week:



Celia from My Thrift Store Addiction is back with another feature! Look at her beautiful autumn harvest mantel...using natural items (from the grocery store, even!) and white vessels...lovely.



Kim from Snug Harbor Bay shared a post that is both practical and attractive; how to refurbish cutting boards purchased at garage sales. I have bought several myself, and at first, I had qualms...but read this and know it works. Cutting boards are a "fashion" item these days...


This Week's Vintage Finds #45
Diana from Adirondack Girl @ Heart shared a ton of vintage finds, but it was easy to pick the photo to show you...I have a very similar bottle to this one, only mine said "Tabasco." The label came off mine years ago, but the rope is still attached. Hers is in much better condition...


THRIFTY LIFE THURSDAY #35

Gathering Guidelines:

This is a gathering for people who enjoy hunting for treasures 
that may have previous experience or lived a former life elsewhere. 

Please share items that are second-hand or are composed of second-hand materials.

Types of Posts to Share:
    • Home decor, furniture, collectibles, garden items and even wearables are welcome, as long as they have a second-hand element.
    • Please, no food items, new pieces from "real" stores, or crafts, unless made with upcycled, thrifty finds.
    • Hand-me-downs and curbside finds are welcome, as are items found in thrift stores, garage sales, antique shops, flea markets and other interesting places.
    • Treasures may be listed as you found them, or with your updates, tweaks, and re-purposes; befores and afters are both welcome.
    • Items need not be "vintage" but must be pre-owned or second hand.
    • Posts including Etsy and other shop links are welcome! For visitor enjoyment, please link to your blog post, not directly to your Etsy shop. 
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      • Though it is not a requirement, it would be lovely if you would follow Revisionary Life  via Blogger, Bloglovin' or subscribe via email. Links are located in my sidebar to the right.
      • Please link your post (not your blog address) back to Revisionary Life.             
      • Please visit at least one other party friend.
      • I'd love for you to comment and introduce yourself if we've never met before. :) Otherwise, don't feel obligated to leave a comment. 
      Features:
      • Featured items must meet the criteria above. 
      • Only posts that link back may be featured.
      • I will try to leave a comment or email you and let you know if you were featured!

      Word for the Day:
      Hebrews 10:24-25
      24
       And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 
      25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, 
      but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see 
      the Day drawing near.

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