I went to the flea market this week and turned up just a couple little treasures. On Sunday I found a $5 pair of cute white leather ice skates which I will use in my Christmas decorating, as well as a pile of doilies for a quarter each, and a little tarnished silver tray for $3.
Wednesday I found a $15 white pitcher and bowl to add to my white pottery collection in the downstairs hutch.
I also repurposed some junk this week... this little shelf got a makeover. My dad helped me by cutting the wood and drilling the holes, since I am power tool challenged. It went from this:
To this (and I may paint it again because I'm not in love with the Old White finish on it):
An old green box with some engraved advertising that was an auction find years ago got a paint job in ASCP Duck Egg with dark wax, going from this flat John Deere-like color:
To this muted, shiny finish that lets the advertising stand out a bit better:
To illustrate how dramatic the effect of the dark wax is on old wood, here is a side-by-side of waxed and unwaxed in Duck Egg Blue. When I got the dark wax and initially played around with it, I sort of thought I wouldn't end up using it because I like a cleaner finish, but on something old like this it just brings out all the character of the rustic wood.
And my auction find picnic basket got a whitewash from this:
That is my junk of the week! Partying at Beautiful Junk Saturday. Thanks for coming by!