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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Little Eye Candy


 

I found these pictures on my computer and thought I would share for your drooling pleasure.  This was a house for sale in the Nashville, TN area a few months ago.  I stalked the listing online.  I couldn't believe it when I saw a moving sale listed for this house, which is only a few miles from my office.  Unfortunately most of the gorgeous pieces in the pictures were in a room marked "not for sale".


 
These were the script chairs I had in mind when searching for some of my own. 
 
 
 
This blue chest was the piece that inspired me to paint a cabinet in my kitchen a similar blue :)



I had a total crush on this house.  So did someone else, because it sold almost immediately.






 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Robin

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ball Jar Towel

 
Pam and I are getting excited about our fall sale.  We are planning to have it the first Friday & Saturday of October in Mount Pleasant, TN, but need to confirm a few details.   Now I just need to find time to make all the things I have on my list!  I started on a few of these towels last weekend.
 
 

I played with an aqua blue Ball jar transfer last weekend.  I was pleased that the ink transferred well onto the cotton towel.  I normally work with black ink and wasn't sure how this color would release.  This is ink rubbed directly into the fabric.  It is not an iron-on transfer.


 
 I also made a few jars of pepper jelly for the first time.  It was quite tasty with some homemade pimento cheese.
 
I think I will be making all of these things again very soon :)
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Robin
 
 
 
 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

More Updates on Pam's New Old House





 
Pam has been posting pictures of her house and new projects on Face Book.   If you want to take a look you can find our page at  2 Vintage Sisters on Facebook.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Robin

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Porch Room Makeover


I've been working on a makeover of the porch room the last few months.  The main thing I wanted was a pair of large wingback chairs in script fabric.  If you ever watched Revenge season 1, there was a huge dreamy script chair in one of the houses.  The best thing I could find in my price range were these smaller chairs. 


 I love the new rug.  I wanted something a little unpredictable for the overall look.



 This is the before.  The room started with odds and ends we already had. 













Where I got everything:

All the chairs came from Quality Furniture in Murfreesboro, TN.  The large chair and ottoman are Broyhill and the script chairs are Best Chair brand.

Pillows in script chairs are from Steinmart.

Large French pillow in large chair - Vendor at City Farmhouse Pop up Barn sale last summer.

Rug - Overstock.com

Lockers - Nashville Flea Market

Lamp behind chair - Lowes, and shade from Target

French tufted ottoman - Hobby Lobby

Lamp between chairs - Marshalls

I hope to get back out to Pam's house next weekend with my camera, to check out her new light fixtures and the progress they've made.  Thanks for stopping by!

Robin


Friday, July 11, 2014

Pam's New Old House - a few more pictures

 
 
I went to Pam's new old house last weekend.  I took a few pictures but they are still deep in the trenches of unpacking boxes :)  Pam and I put together the den while I was there.  Please pardon the odd placed frame on the right.  We just stuck things on nails that were already in the walls.  She has a beautiful old tobacco basket they may be hanging in that spot.
 
 
This is one of 2 beautiful old built in book cases in the room

 
The French doors have a doorbell similar to the bells on bicycles. 

 
This is one of her fur babies.

  

They are planning to replace the green tile around both fireplaces with marble.
 

 
The light fixture over the stairs has been replace since last weekend.
 

I love all the old pocket doors. 
 
Mount Pleasant is in Maury County and is only about 10-15 minutes from Spring Hill and Columbia.  We are planning to organize one of our sales to set up at her house.  Our tentative date is the first weekend in October.   Her house is in the heart of town, so it is easy to find.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Robin

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Faux Metal Letters

 
I will spare you the details on the chipboard letters I bought first.  This was my second attempt at doing something to spell "FARM".  Unsure just what to do with them, I put the paper mache letters aside for a few months.  That is, until I was watching all the episodes of Fixer Upper a couple of weeks ago.  When I saw the metal letters spelling out "farm" in Joanna Gaines' farmhouse, I immediately knew how I wanted to use my letters.

 
I painted my letters in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the graphite color.  Then I used a silver ink pad (Martha Stewart brand I found on clearance, and forgot I had) to add the "metal" finish.  After the chalk paint was dry, I held the ink pad like you would a chalk board eraser, and just swiped and dabbed on the letters until I thought they looked like metal letters.  Then I hot glued them onto a piece of barn wood.


 
The more I watch this show on HGTV, the more I want to run to Hobby Lobby and buy extra letters and start painting :)  I love to see how Joanna Gaines is beginning to show up on blogger's post.  I too was late to find this show, and only found it thanks to a couple of blogs.  She and her family are so fun to watch, and her style is my idea of perfection.  I sure hope the DVR records the episode tomorrow night!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Robin

Monday, June 23, 2014

Pam's New, Old House

 
 
Check out this charming, historic house.  As of last Friday, it belongs to Pam!  It is located in Mount Pleasant, TN.  So far I've only seen pictures, but I'm going to pay her a visit this coming weekend.  Love her wreath on that front door.  We each got one of these last month at the Nashville Flea Market.
 
I've actively followed her and her Mr. through their house hunting, via Realtracs.  It was kind of like watching house hunters on HGTV :)   This house had my vote.  Unfortunately Realtracs pulled the listing before I could share pictures of the inside. But I will have my camera handy when I visit.
 

 
I plan to share pictures next week. 
 
Hey Pam, I plan to sit in the porch swing when I get there, so have me something cold to drink!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Robin