Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Vintage Industrial Vignette #2 - The North Front Corner

Today was a really good day. Hannah came through town, and we spent a few hours doing our favorite bonding activities...eating Mexican food and shopping. LOVE YOU, Hanny!

When I got home, I snapped a few photos of another finished part of the living room...the north front corner, where there is one of the gray Ikea shelves, and the $5 French chair. 

The black art piece above the chair was on clearance at Ross...it was a bit damaged, but nothing a little black acrylic couldn't fix. I think it was 8.99...and it is one of the few new things I bought for this room. The yard stick on the right is one Hannah and I spotted at an estate sale last spring. It was a buck. Big spender, I know. 

The shelves are probably 15 years old, maybe older. They have been painted a couple of times.

The chair was a thrift store find a while back. I painted the frame and the upholstered seat in Annie Sloan French Linen paint. (The seat cushion paint was considerably watered down.) I must say, it has worn very well. I didn't wax it, either. (The frame was waxed, not the cushion.) It is soft, and it covered well. Then, I ripped it.

During a garage sale, we brought some things inside and sat them in the chair. (I think it was some clothing we decided not to get rid of.) I thought it was just soft things, but there was a piece of iron in there, so when I sat on them, it ripped through the fabric.

ASCP is a GREAT option for upholstery that is in good condition, but rather soiled or not a good color. I wish I had purchased a quart for my $1.50 sofa makeover, but then again, it would have cost about $42...

Anyway, I figured out a way to do a quick fix...

It was so simple, I feel like it's almost cheating!

This was my inspiration from Pinterest:

Brocante, déco brocante, ancien fauteuil

If anyone wants me to post a tutorial on my quickie version, let me know.

Anyone care to guess what scripture prompted this vignette?

Here is another clue:

The shelf above is all thrifted except for three items; I made the moss balls with components from Hobby Lobby, the tiny empty pocket watch frame (a gift that is waiting for a photo) 

...and my King James Bible, which was given to me in 3rd grade by the church across the street from my house. 

I keep it open to this scripture in my living room.

I had fun with this shelf, too. It is all thrifted, except for the wasp nest, which I found at a former house. It's really old! They're amazingly strong. 

The rock on the right hand side is a piece of soap stone from my college art school days. The "mirrors" are more faux antique ones from picture frames. Books are old reader's digest ones from Marilou's garage sale. Even the antler is from a garage sale this summer.

I am having so much fun with this revision! I get to unpack all my "treasures" and live with them. 

More vintage books, croquet balls and orbs from a thrift store. 

The small wire basket is a recent .57c find.

See the ratty leather doctor's bag? It's so cool, part of it was damaged in a fire, I think, but the inside is pristine. I think I'm going to list it on Etsy. Ten bucks, and it can be yours...

On the left side is a vintage metal file box...I bought it years ago for a buck, I think. I painted it a chartreuse/mustard color about 10 years ago.

I decided it might work in this room, but I wanted to strip most of the paint off. Last weekend, I put a coat of CitriStrip on it, and let it do it's thing.

Love the latch and handle...see how the thin coat of CitriStrip started working? Just what I wanted.

Here it is today...

Thanks for following along...more vignettes are coming! 

Stop by tomorrow for Thrifty Life Thursday Link Party, and bring all your good junk. :)

Word for the Day:
Psalm 91:9-10
Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—the Most High, who is my refuge—
no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
no plague come near your tent.

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Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

It's looking good, Revi! I was eyeing up the 9 and 1 for personal reasons aka 911. Your gallery wall in your previous post is fabulous!!! I'm loving the industrial vibe you've got going!


Donna Wilkes said...

Yes, a post on the chair cushion - Mod Podge maybe? In the photo the arrangement above the chair is so vertical it adds a lot of height to the space. Hanging my yardsticks on the wall would certainly get them out of the way. Love the shelf vignette.

VG (Julia's Mom) said...

Ah, I remember that soap stone! Love the post and all the vignettes, very inspiring.

Deanies Stash said...

Revi, I am loving your living room. I love what the CitriStrip did to your file box. I might try that on a piece. You did a great job on that corner!

Hugs, Dianne

farmhouse-story said...

love how you used citristrip on the file box, revi. and the patches on the chair adds so much interest--great idea!



Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I'm loving the new style!

Rita C at Panoply said...

Revi, I really like your style. That wasp nest under the cloche is a true curiosity and I love it. Great fix for your chair.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Creative and eclectic. I love how mostly thrifted items make such an interesting vignette. Great job.

Anonymous said...

I love this post! So many pretty things to look at! You have a lot going on at your house, creating beautiful chairs and vignettes. I love the addition of the wasp nest, totally unique and to my amazement (I am allergic to wasps) quite beautiful. Thank you so much for joining in on my glimpse party. I am not sure it's going to go over well but heck I paid for a year so we will see.

My thrift store addiction said...

Revi, Everything looks fabulous! I love you chair fix! So glad you had some time with your girl :)
Blessings, Cecilia

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Fabulous! So much goodness in one corner. It was fun to go piece by piece. LOVE your cloches too!

Audrey said...

Revi ... you are really on a roll ... we can tell you are excited about your new decorating style. I am too ... everything looks great. Love how you "aged" the metal file box. Just keep on keeping us inspired.

I took down a small wasp nest that still had unhatched wasp in it. I put it in a sealed jar just to see if anymore would hatch ... yep THREE and then I sprayed it which ruined the nest.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Ivy and Elephants said...

Revi, I LOVE these gorgeous vignettes that you create with your found treasures, so genius!!! And I can't wait to add some patches to one of my chairs that has a stain, that's the perfect solution. Love it!

Consider It All Joy said...

It sure is looking good in your LR. I love that you are sharing small areas at a time, keep us in suspense :) Blessings, Cindy

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love everything you are doing...especially that clever chair repair!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a great save! I'm going to have to remember this one. I love it, in fact, might even do this to a few pieces that don't even need patching. Love all your gorgeous treasures! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Love everything you've put together Revi! So much eye candy I could look at each picture over and over again. Love how the box turned out and the chair is such a great fix. Pinned both it and your inspiration photo. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hey cute girl, I want to thank you for featuring me this week! And I love this post and will be featuring you at SYC as well.