Archive for March 29, 2012

Small Farm Table with 4 Chairs

We had a busy day at the booth last weekend and we sold just about everything in the booth. Yesterday we added new merchandise including this really sweet farm table and 4 chairs. The table can be sold with or without the chairs.

We Have Moved!

Well…we moved just a few feet to a larger space to accommodate our new pickins.  We hope you still stop by the Designing Pickers booth at Black Dog Salvage to see all the new things we have added for Spring.

We have items from our real estate staging (Shows Great Home Staging) inventory like the chocolate brown sofa from Ashley Furniture, and assortment of throw pillows for just $4.00 each to some great painted pieces, like the black and white chest, soft blue/green coffee table and end tables, and chest and night stand.  We have pickins like the antique 1850’s chest, vintage trucks, moonshine jug, and vintage luggage and much more.

We have lots more stuff to add as soon as we make more room.

The Chair – Before and Afters

A few weeks ago while photographing in Rustburg, I picked up a really cool chair, which although it was looking a bit worn and outdated, it was in great shape.  The cushion was in good condition and after a thorough cleaning I decided to just leave the pink velvet and work around it with a silver paint application.  I used Valspar Metallic paint and was very happy with the outcome although it took several applications to cover.

We will be adding the chair to our booth today.

Chair Before

Chair After

Upcycling Vintage Suitcases

This past weekend when we were picking up the 1943 Family Circle magazine that I purchased from an online auction, I spotted two vintage suitcases that were in great condition.  We will be adding these to the Designing Picker’s booth at Black Dog Salvage on Monday, March 12th.

Vintage suitcase projects have become all the rage.  Pinterest is full of ideas and photos of cool upcycling projects using these vintage suitcases.  Below are just a few suggestions