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Follow along as we take you on a journey of finding great vintage for your home while experiencing the daily aspects of an entrepreneur juggling family and business and living life to the fullest.
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
Our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on,
Our troubles will be miles away.
Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.
Through the years we all will be together
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now.
I tried the Annie Sloan Chalk paint on a garage sale find that I found over the summer. I have heard so many great things about the Annie Sloan Chalk paint so I wanted to try it on this cute piece of furniture.
Sorry, I did not take "before" photos of this project.
This was also one of my first time sanding a piece of furniture to give it some wear. I need to practice on a few more items :)!
I applied one coat of Annie Sloan's Paris Grey Chalk paint first then it took two coats of Annie Sloan's White Chalk paint. All coats dried really fast! Once the last coat was dried then I started sanding it to give it the worn look. I recommend you sand in an area where it can get messy or dust can fly. The paint comes off of course like chalk dust.
Once I was done sanding then I wiped the dust off with a damp cloth and let dry. Then I applied Annie Sloan's Clear Wax and rubbed it off. I LOVED the results!
A couple of weeks ago I announced that I will have a spot at Squiggles on Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines. I just finished adding the last few items to my area. Take a peak!
I have more great gifts on www.vintageno35.com or you can take a look at additional upcycled jewelry pieces and other great gift items at Squiggles. Squiggles is located at 3200 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, IA.
Tricia Hall repurposes various items to create jewelry. / Special to the Register
Tricia Hall Vintage No. 35, Des Moines
What she does: Repurposes “junk” by creating one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry from rescued vintage and salvage items. Hall began selling her “junk finds” on Ebay in 2005 and created Vintage No. 35 last fall. A stay-at-home mom, Hall was looking for a hobby, as well as a way to make a little money. She not only found a successful business, but also an entire community similarly interested in finding new uses for old items.
“The ones who inspire me are my junkin’ friends who are passionate about rescuing and repurposing their finds so other people can love what would have been thrown out in the trash,” says Hall. “People who purchase my products love the repurposed look and the fact that it is one-of-a-kind. One special order that stands out was a memory necklace I created for a mother who had lost a child.”
So excited to announce that you will see Vintage No. 35's jewelry at Squiggles starting next week. I will be setting up my jewelry display on Thursday. Squiggles is located at 3200 Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines. You can still shop online at www.vintageno35.com for jewelry pieces or stop by Squiggles for more creations.
Great staff and great store so stop by and take a look!
It was an early start to set up for Cherry Street Market yesterday and a chilly one too but it was so much fun! There were so many great vendors with so much great junk!
My booth ready for customers! This was the first time that I brought my junk collection. Many people did not realize that I have sold junk online for more than 6 years and I have only done jewelry for a little over a year. So it was great to show people my fun finds and my repurposed jewelry!
My favorite gas cans! Chippy and galvanized!
Carter Station's Booth - I bought a table from them and I will show you later what I plan to do with it.
I wanted this "Shop" sign. I think this would be great hanging up in a shop.
JB Knacker once again had fantastic items!
West End Architectural put on a fantastic event with great food, beverages and awesome junk! We all look forward to the next Cherry Street Market next Fall. It was a great time!