Finding this 1930’3 sheet music cabinet for $40 bucks is what pickin’ is all about! I cleaned it up and modestly touched up the wear brought on by time. In my opinion, a piece like this is greatly enhanced by its vintage character.
A few finished pieces from my workshop. Best cool find this week was a vintage oak youth chair in sound condition… just needed a little sprucing up. It’s perfect for what it’s intended, but also can be a real eye catching decor piece for the country inspired home.
Here’s the perfect example of what I mean about using a vintage piece as a decor piece. What a unique way to display cookbooks!
Below are before and after pics of my vintage thrift store find. Used chalk paint, dark wax, and a ton of buffing.
Signs can be a creative challenge, but sometimes it’s all about the hardware that gives a simple saying just the right flair. Hanger is an old piece of wire found in our shed. Lettering and corner flowers are painted in acrylics. A few berries tied to wire with raffia adds the perfect touch.
Pawn Stars Mark! He was spotted here on July 27th at 9am, how cool is that?
Brass Armadillo Antique Mall – Phoenix
Are you looking for something unique? Maybe you’re a collector, a picker, or just fancy the hunt for that vintage or shabby chic piece to compliment your home decor. If so, you certainly have heard of the Brass Armadillo in Phoenix, Arizona. No? Well then you are in for quite an adventure! I love the thrill of finding antiques and collectables too and finally took the plunge into turning my hobby into a business at the Brass Armadillo. Here’s our booth with all our cool finds, it’s a mere glimpse of what you’ll see at the Brass, so go spend the afternoon and have some fun!
You may not by familiar how this works, so here’s the inside scoop. Many, if not most antique stores/malls have spaces of various sizes that are rented by dealers, or vendors. The Brass is no different, all the booths there are rented and run by individual folks who spend a great deal of time finding merchandise to stock their space. Some of us travel, some are local pickers, and other scour the internet looking for sought after antiques and collectables for you to enjoy.
It’s fun, but it’s hard work! Fortunately, my husband Dan and I work together in this adventure, he’s the muscle and I’m the eyes, teamwork!
Stop by and visit our booth, all the aisles are named after States, and the booths are numbered above and to the side. Our booth name is Country Chic at 158, Washington. We specialize in Country Furniture, Western Decor, Collectables, Fiestaware, Pyrex, Corningware, Glassware, Chicken inspired decor, and MORE!