Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Booth Update: Riverbend Antique Mall

I've had my nose to the grindstone the past week, getting new pieces of furniture ready for our booths. It's been so much fun getting back into the paint cans! Yesterday we restocked our Ravenswood booth and did a little rearranging. Here's a peek:

I was so thrilled with the way this tallboy came out. Imagine it in a dark finish with peeling veneer on the top and sides. But baby look at him now! That for me is the biggest reward for this work--seeing it become an heirlooon once again.

I ordered gthe red ladle and hooks from Amazon to dress up the Wexford punch bowl. Hoping it appeals to someone. This is the same punch bowl I have--it's huge and so very sparkly and pretty. This one has lots of cups!

 The rocker was a recent project. It needed repair and painting, and now it's d-o-n-e.

Sometimes a new location makes an item stand out. I moved this dresser, hoping someone will see it in a new light. If it doesn't sell soon, I may have to think about what to do with it. I cannot bring myself to paint it, so what else can I do to make it shine? Thinking.

I have had this table for a l-o-n-g time. I move it place to place, try different displays on it...and I still have it. I suppse it's just a style that's out of fashion. It was dark wood forone year; then I painted the base and stained the top. It stayed like that for another year. Took it home, painted the top and distressed it last spring, and here it still is. Sigh. The price isn't even that high. I hope it finds a home this spring.

A little primitive for those who like that style.

And a little more.

Plates, bowls, rolling pins, casseroles...

and chairs!

Another recent project--I crowd-sourced advice on this one as to distress or not. I ended up distressing and dark waxing. The paint is a custom blend. I didn't have the color I wanted so I mised a couple General Finishes shades and got this.

I love to line drawers with washable, removable wallpaper. It cleans up old, stained srawers nicely, and adds a little surprise.

A clayback heater got some tiny lights to brighten it up. I really thought this one would sell during Christmas, but nope. I like it a lot myself, but that doesn't sell it, does it?

A customer put this desk and chair on layaway in September but never made any more payments so it's back up for sale.

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Quinn said...

I also use wallpaper to line drawers and shelves :)
But I'd never heard about clayback heaters - just googled for more info. Learn something new every day!

Wendy @ The contented Cavern said...

Hi found your lovely blog. I wish I lived close to your store I'd buy so much not sure my lovejoy would approve however.

Brig said...

This is my favorite booth of yours.

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