Saturday, December 21, 2013

A New Kid on the Block...

My friend Christina just opened the sweetest new Etsy shop full of Vintage Treasures!  It's called The Brass Ship!  Check it out and add it to your Etsy Favorites!

Saturday, December 7, 2013


So my dad is definitely a person with great "stick-to-it-iveness!"  My "simple and quick" rewiring job became a lot more complicated than I initially anticipated. But he worked on these suckers ALL DAY after Thanksgiving (he didn't want to go shopping anyway!) and we went from this (horrible, like even worse than how bad it looks in this picture):

To THIS!!! (painting was done by diligent husband and me in the 2+ weeks prior to Thanksgiving....planned on having the room done a week before company was finished 10 minutes before picking up my sister and BIL from the airport!) The color is Valspar's Cooper Adobe Brown and it is AMAZING!!! Chocolate/grey/charcoal deliciousness..changes with the light and makes the space soooo cozy!  More photos of that later....

...But back to the TA-DA light fixtures:

 The fixtures themselves were vintage finds that Jane snagged for me...who knows where she found them...but they originally looked like this:

The silver paint job wasn't the worst in the world, but it was inconsistently applied...and only on 3 of the 4...they're brass, so we took a wire brush drill bit to them (imprecisely, b/c I'm impatient).  Then, after hours and hours and hours of wiring and installing and going to the hardware store and trying to cobble pieces together to hold them to the ceiling which I won't elaborate on anymore here, but was a heck of a pain for my dad to do...), new bulbs were added to mix some mod in with the old. And to eliminate the need for globes or shades of any sort b/c most of them are ugly anyway.  I love them. I love my dad. The attic guest room thanks him!

My tree is decked in nothing but lights....

...but am I spending my Saturday decking it with vintage ornaments? No. I'm listing stuff in the Etsy store for your vintage shopping pleasure while the dogs nap in the recently completed guest room/attic. Lazy butts.

I have so much awesome stuff, it just needed to find its way into the store before Christmas!  You're welcome.

A few sneak peeks:

Hurry to the shop to find these (and tons more!) now (or soon!)