Throw-back Monday

I know...I have the day wrong.  But I was combing through the very beginning of my adventures 6 and a half years ago, and I couldn't wait for Thursday.  I feel as though I've come a long way...but if you follow Miss Mustard Seed (you REALLY should!!!), and you look at my photos, you'll see that I have a lot to learn about photography.  Having said that, I feel like I've made some progress between then and now, even if I have a ways to go.  Enjoy the throw-back...after I was done blushing, I did!!

 

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Maybe I should stick to furniture...

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So far, I have broken two mirrors, the glass from a picture frame, and two globes for the vintage milk glass lamp that I grabbed at a spring garage sale. This is the second one...purchased at a different garage sale to replace the broken one. I truly couldn't believe my ears when I heard the glass hit the cement of my garage!

I love to work with old mirrors and turn them into something different (see below), but I'm not very good at preserving the glass! I have worked on two mirrors, and have had to spend the money to replace the mirror on both of them! So here's hoping I get better at handling mirrors!

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While this piece was a little more time-consuming, it would be difficult to break. It's also difficult to move...I have to admit, there are a few little details I haven't figured out yet...storage and breakables are at the top of the list

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I actually sold this a few months later...one of my favorite early pieces.

I actually sold this a few months later...one of my favorite early pieces.

Speaking of storage, I left 4 wooden upholstered chairs at the curb while driving through my home town today. Anyone who knows me knows how unlike me that is! It is a true testament to my storage problem... I am considering building a storage shed, but I'm not sure that furniture (even unfinished furniture) will hold up through a NJ winter in something un-insulated and un-heated...what to do????

I've been purchasing less and less furniture, but there's a garage sale in my neighborhood this weekend which is featuring vintage furniture. Hmmm...I wonder what I can store in my living room...it wouldn't be the first time!

Storing furniture in the house got old really quickly.  I did eventually have a shed built

Storing furniture in the house got old really quickly.  I did eventually have a shed built