Monday, June 23, 2008


The weekend yard sales were a bust! I must have gone to at least 10 of them and hardly bought a thing. I did get four beautiful old handkerchiefs for my mother (for a buck), and two heart-shaped cake pans for the same price, but the real prize was 8 issues of the old Victoria Magazine for 75 cents. (Such a deal!)

Victoria1The truth is, I already HAVE all but one of these issues, but I figured if I left the duplicates at our family's cottage, I could read them again on a rainy afternoon (with a cup of tea, and a cat on my lap).

I have projects I want to accomplish, and most of them involve painting. For instance: I have an old display piece from my antique co-op days. A corner cabinet. This cabinet was painted a god-awful shade of forest green, with a high-gloss finish. I saw in a magazine (Country Home?) a dresser painted a vivid green, so I decided to go for that color for the cabinet. I started the job by painting the cabinet's door with a white primer, and then did two coats of the bright green, but didn't get a chance to take a photo. If the weather cooperates, I'll paint the rest of the cabinet next weekend.

In the meantime, here's the before picture. Corner_cabinet1 All the items on the shelves were bought at yard sales for $2 or less. (I love a bargain!)

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