Monday, September 1, 2008

It's Show and Tell Monday ... I have a bit of a mish mash to show today ... First, I came across a wonderful find on Friday. I have been looking for a vintage bike to paint like the one I did in the top picture. Many of you have seen this photo on my website. This bike sits in front of our shop in CT and customers always want to purchase it. On Friday I was taking my children to my parents and I was late to an appointment and there on the side of the road were five free bikes. My car was full of furniture as usual and I was so late that I couldn't stop but one was just perfect. Well, I am so happy to say that my thoughtful father and children went back and picked it up for me. Hopefully, it will be turning pink this week.


I have to admit that I read Lilli of Lilli Blue's post this morning and it inspired me to add this chair to my post. I have had this unfinished project for months. I painted the legs ages ago but haven't gotten to the recovering part yet. The fabric on it is lovely but unfortunately, very damaged. I found the pink floral vintage fabric at a tag sale for $10 that I think I will use for this chair. Maybe this will inspire me to work on it this week!


These are two small projects I finished. The magazine rack was black originally. I added the embellishments to both sides and painted it white. I think I am going to distress it as well. The little round table is ready for the shop. I love it's size and detailed legs.


Finally, I had a special request project from a customer. He wanted me to paint a sign to look old and chippy. He was very specific with wording and design. The name of the town is East Haven but the "townies" call it "Staven" which is why the EA and S are more distressed. I hope he likes it!! Thanks for visiting ...






20 comments:

Craft Diva said...

can't wait to see the new bike done...aren't you lucky to have found that??!!!! love the pink floral fabric. that should make a stunning covering for the chair. i was hoping you would distress that mag rack. i am sure it will be perfect. and what a sweet table! the sign...what an interesting idea...you are clever!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Great new projects Jennifer! That chair will look beautiful in its new fabric. Have fun with the bike too.

gail said...

oooh Jennifer, what a great post. I love the bike. Are you going to paint it too. I cant wait to see that chair done. Its a gorgeous chair and I LOVE that fabric. I hope your enjoying your holiday...(())gail

Carol at Clutter Bug Studio said...

what a great find, Jennifer. That chair fabric is gorgeous. Can't wait to see the finished project.

cathy said...

I love the sign. Your customer will love it! I can't wait to see the chair & bike finished.

Inka Thomas said...

Jennifer,
Wow! What a find. I have been looking for a bike but haven't been so lucky. You have such great finds girl.
Inka

Andie-The Brown Bee said...

Jennifer that bike and your chair fabric are simply TO DIE FOR! Can't wait to see them finished....xoxo

Susan said...

I just don't have the courage to tackle upholstery...I envy you! Love that fabric!
Susan *dutchrose*

Flowerchild Clay Queen Angel Heart Designs said...

Wow! jennifer...You are going to be busy! Love your new projects! have fun will all the new bikes!
Cindy:)

Patricia said...

That chair is going to be awesome. Love the new fabric you're using. The new bike is going to be a hit for sure!

Pat

Lisa said...

Jennifer

I love the bike! You know from past comments that your furniture is one of my favorites. Love the table and magazine rack. The chairs turned out great.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

Susie said...

Hi Jennifer! Happy Labor Day. Wow, that is a find...the bicycle! I love the one you painted pink and can understand why everyone wants to purchase it. Remember when you have a filled car and find goodies on the roadside: roof of the car with bungie cords...I can just see it now!
Susie The Polka Dot Rose

Silena said...

Hi Jennifer,
It sounds like you will be a busy lady with all your wonderful projects. I think your customer will love his sign...but your bike find is awesome and that wonderful, wonderful fabric for your chair is outstandingly beautiful and your white furniture makes me drool. Thanks for sharing your projects!!

Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

Looking forward to seeing both your projects completed. I LOVE the material you have choosen for your chair. That is going to look fabulous!

Carrie Gonzalez said...

That chair is going to be just beautiful with the new fabric. I can't wait to see it all done. You always have such beautiful furniture and finds! Have a great week.
Carrie

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Jennifer,

Oh my! I love all your stuff so much. I can't wait to see the bike transformation and I got so excited just seeing the pink vintage fabric that I know it will look so fabulous on the chair. I can't wait to see it!!

Pei Li

SoCal Helene said...

Hi Jennifer, love the Bike and of course love the Chair, make sure to share pics of them all done.
;o) Helene

Shell said...

The bike is just too cool! I can hardly wait to see how that turns out. The magazine rack turned out so pretty too. Beautiful work as always. You and Lilli got me thinking about my office chair. Great... one more thing to do on my list. hee,hee,hee.
Hugs,
Shell

Debbie said...

Hi Jennifer.......how lucky that you found the bike AND that your family was nice enough to get it for you! I love the chair...that pink fabric is going to look great!

Pink hugs,
Debbie

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Looking forward to seeing your new painted bike. I did that once, and only once. It's always more work than you think ; )

oxox
Jennifer