Saturday, April 24, 2010

American Pickers...

So, Happy Anniversary to me!  My husband and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary last weekend with a trip up north to Traverse City. Here is what our lovely mini-van looked like after we stopped at every goodwill and antique store between Zeeland and Traverse City.  We even lived up to the nickname our neighbors gave us of "American Pickers", after discovering it was 'Community Clean Up Day" in Manistee and curbs were covered with junk!  I managed to snag some rustic boards for sign projects!

Here are some before pictures of some of the gems I found.  I also spent all day Thursday painting some pieces for a client, so all in all I had 9 pieces I completed in one day. Suffice it to say, I could hardly walk on Friday morning. I was so sore!  I am getting too old for this, but I still love it! 


Here are the finished pieces....all in a day's work!

Isn't it amazing what a little black and white paint and some funky fabric will do?!  I thought I'd post all the befores together this time, and all the afters in a group so you can see the transformation.  Do you prefer the before/after pics side by side?  Let me know. 
I am off to the first Allegan Antique Fair of the season tomorrow, (if it's not raining), so I'll let you know what I find.  I can't even think about getting out my paintbrush again so soon, but I scheduled a massage on Tuesday, so maybe I can lift my arms again by mid-week! 


Andrea Dekker said...

Nice job Christy!! Everything looks amazing...and since you are asking for our opinions, I do actually think it's easier when the before and after pictures a next to each other.

Have a great time at the Antique Fair!

The Changing Room said...

Thanks! I appreciate your input! Didn't find many treasures last Sunday, but it was so fun to walk around and be inspired! I did buy a drop leaf table that I'll be fixing up and some rustic wall ledges. Stay tuned...


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