The View from the Window

It’s been a hot and steamy week in Eastern Ontario but that did not stop me from working some magic. Last weekend our entire town had a garage sale and the things I found? Wow. So what I have to share with you this week is a whole mix of cool little finds – from driveways, from thrift shops, from burn piles. Some amazing, some funky and some down right quirky.

But firstly when I stumbled across these mirror tiles I nearly left them. (Sometimes I have these conversations with myself and myself tells me not to buy things…thankfully, I don’t always listen to me…) So when my buddy Gil dropped off this amazing 6 pane window I knew exactly what I would do with the 6 mirror tiles that came home with me. Picture this in an entrance way – what a statement!

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These chairs were a nightmare to work on. Normally, what would take me one afternoon’s work turned into 2 weeks and for the first time ever I nearly walked away from them to put them in the garden.

Finishing them was such a relief and accomplishment. I love how they turned out and how the contrast of old and new, ornate and country really shines through. I’m quite proud of them!

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Finding old, forgotten about items that are unusual now but were completely ordinary (and necessary) at the time is one of  the best things about what I do. The first shot gives you no idea of what you’re really looking at… and whether you use it as a plant stand or a small table it was still  too cool to let it get burned.

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This next piece was most likely a wall mounted cabinet. There were originally 2 locks so maybe it came from a druggist? It’s very old and very rustic and would be a great place to house CD’s, movies or books.

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Art deco, waterfall loveliness is one timeless look that will never go out of style and very seldom do you find a piece that is still all intact. I nearly dislocated my shoulder when I threw myself on top of it at the yard sale ( I thought I saw another woman looking at it) but body still intact I managed to drag it home and freshen it up.

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So there you have it, a mishmash of oldies but goodies and they’ll all be available tomorrow at Mchaffie’s Flea Market in my booths. Hopefully I’ll see you there.

Thanks for reading!

andi

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2 thoughts on “The View from the Window

  1. Hi Andi,
    I am in love with the french chairs with the blue roses…tres chic, n’est pas?? How much are you asking for the pair? Your transformations are mind-blowing!! I love them all!!
    Laura…aka Karen’s (from the flea market) cousin

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