Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Preparing for Round Top - Again

It's that time again! Time to get ready for the La Bahia Antiques show near Round Top. It always feels like a race to get all my special projects done. I thought I would show you some BEFORE pictures of items I HOPE to get done for this spring's show. Some are self explanitory, and others, well, I think I'll leave you guessing until the AFTER photos.

I found this old screen door that was just perfect for my plans.

I also found this Lineberry Cart. Yes, folks, this is what they look like BEFORE you see them in Restoration Hardware. After hours of cleaning, scraping, stripping and sanding, I now KNOW why these babies are so expensive.

This is an old industrial mixer of some sort. It would make a cute flower pot for the garden, or . . . . . .

Okay, this is a little retro and funky, but hey, it folds down into a bed. How cool is that? The "original" futon.

I guess the picture might give away the plans for these posts and old metal screen door parts. I'm excited to see my friend and business associate, Jennifer, of Metamorphose, transfigure these items. Hopefully, she'll get it done before the show. I know she is working on a couple other great items as well.

I think these are the world's largest hinges! I don't have any huge doors right now so I think I will put them to use as something else . . . . . hmm . . .

Check out this cool old chimney/fireplace heat shield. Totally done with old ceiling tin. I have a thought for a new use for this, but I might end up seeing if it sells "as is". If not, I'll transform it after I get back.

Well, I best get back to working on my projects. If you make it up to the Round Top area, please come see me at LaBahia. You can get directions at

Hope to see you soon,


REMINDER: The Old Oak Cottage will be closed from March 23rd through April 5th.

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