It has been TOO long since I have posted anything here on One Lucky Day! Preparations for Creativation (the new name for CHA) took front seat in November, December and most of January but I hope to get back on track with regular posts now that I have returned home from Arizona.
I thought it might be fun to see how we gather and use props for the show (a little behind the scenes magic). Back in December, Mario, Tim and I took a little junkin trip down to Phoenix to shop at a few antique stores including the wonderful Sweet Salvage. Our goal was to find props that would fit with our idea-ology show booth - did we find them? We sure did!
Tim spotted this dresser with absolutely stunning crackled paint for the "masculine" side of the booth. It was missing handles on the top drawers but that was an easy fix.
Pocket Full of Heirlooms for the fabulous gold frame with the tin center (as well as a few other pieces like the pink prize ribbon). I bought it a few months back and knew I wanted to use it for the show. So glad it worked out!
The shelves worked perfectly for the samples and the gold frames worked to showcase a couple pieces that I will share another day.
I have just one more transformation to share...do you recognize it? Well, this is how the large frame looked before my husband cut a new wood center and painted it with chalkboard paint. He spray painted the frame gold, then I gave it a faux antique finish with some black paint.
Well, I sure hope you have enjoyed this little behind the scenes tour of the idea-ology booth. Hopefully there are some ideas here that might spur your own vintage look at your home. Don't be afraid to adapt the piece to what you need or even cut it in half to make it work! Just go for it!
If you are interested in seeing more of the booth, Tim's recap can be found on his blog - the post has more pictures of the booth and many of the projects.
now carry on,