Archive | May, 2011

Vintage Piano Bench with Storage

26 May

We recently picked up this old solid wood piano bench. Estimate that it’s from the 70s. Stripped, sanded and refinished it with antique jade stain. We then recovered the cushion with some heavy furniture grade vintage fabric. Perfect accent piece for a living room, dormer or the end of the bed and provides storage. SOLD!


Defining “repurpose”

19 May

So we’ve haven’t been having the best luck finding the Jacobian/French Provincial buffet that we really want to use as a tv console. It crossed our mind that the dresser we just finished could serve this purpose in the meantime and we kinda like it. Makes a great accent piece, has plenty of room for storage. And brings a ton of character and interest to the room. But don’t get me wrong, it’s still available! Sold

Handmade Vintage Kitchen Cart

19 May

Recently found this old hand made kitchen cart. Wasn’t much to look it. Naturally distressed white paint, but solid. Cleaned it up, sanded it down and gave it a couple fresh coats of deep red “berry” paint. On small casters – all in solid working condition. 24″ W x 27″ H x 16″ D. SOLD!

The 54 GMC Shop Truck

13 May

Another slow moving project…54 GMC half ton pickup. 5 window. Buy some stuff so I can get this thing on the road!

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Hart’s Place

12 May

We were on a little road trip to Roanoke recently, in no hurry at all and traveling up Rt. 360 in the Chesterfield/Richmond area this huge stained glass window caught our eye out in front of this old general store. We quickly pulled a u turn and headed back. Glad we did. The shop is called Hart’s Place. An unassuming old general store front, turned out to house about 15 rooms full of antiques. No junk either. This guy has nothing but the good stuff. The front room probably had 60 old metal lunchboxes. Among the other killer items were tons of advertising, a pretty good vinyl collection, furniture, quite a few old ice boxes, tons of old toys and collectibles, glassware, some nice stained glass, bicycles — it went on and on. Wish I had taken more pictures. The main building was an old general store, another newer out building, and the third building used to be an old motel room. The owner was super cool and everything was priced very reasonably. Unlike most antique shops…Oh, and did I mention the full size Bob’s Big Statue front center in the main shop?

If you’re in the area or passing through, you should definitely check this place out. Hell, it’s even worth a special trip!

Vintage Shotgun Cleaning Outfit – Tin Box

12 May

Cool tin case from a JC Higgins shotgun cleaning outfit. Sold only thru Sears Roebuck. In very good vintage condition.
Tin measures 13.75″ long x 2″ wide x 1.5″ deep. $8

Round Steel Frame Mirror – Vintage

11 May

This is a vintage mirror we found recently. Deep set with thin walled steel frame. 26″ in diameter. Glass is in excellent condition and steel frame has nice patina. Has 4 points for mounting on back and is ready to hang. By the way, it’s not easy photographing a mirror – but these pics provide a pretty accurate portrayal. $65

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