Flea-to-Fab Vintage Table Makeover

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This is an old small side table I found at a thrift shop when on vacation. It has those vintage spindle legs, and a hidden drawer. It deserved a drab-to-fab makeover, and that is exactly what I gave her.

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Sew On & Sew Forth

 

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You know I love a good flea-to-fab makeover. What you might not know about me is that I also sew. My Mom taught me when I was six years old. She bought me one of those mini metal singer machines–the perfect size to create doll clothes.

OMG! Blog post update: My Mom just gave me a batch of old photos, and look what I found, a photo of me sewing on the mini sewing machine just as I remember. Even though this is a b&w photo, believe me, it was a beautiful bright red.

Doreen sews 1963

It was a grand day when I got promoted to use her vintage Singer treadle machine, that my Mom and Dad brought with them when they moved from London to California. It still runs better than any machine built today!

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Beachy Furniture Makeover

Cafe Paris Magazine Table

This vintage magazine table is one of my favorite makeovers, so I thought I would share my tutorial on my new blog.  Continue reading “Beachy Furniture Makeover”

Summer-inspired Tray Makeovers

Our monthly local vintage flea market is only a 15-minute drive from home. Vendors line the aisles with wonderful “trash to treasures.” A few months ago, I bought these two lap trays, with the short metal foldout legs. We used trays like this when we were kids when we were sick and got to eat in bed.

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Upcycled Toy Chest into Drink Cooler

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With summer starting this weekend, it’s time to spruce up the patio in time for throwing backyard get-togethers.  Continue reading “Upcycled Toy Chest into Drink Cooler”

Sewing Box Transformation

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I have a sweet spot for sewing boxes. Not the modern fabric-covered cutesy ones, but the wooden type from our Mom’s and Grandmother’s generations. I found this one at a thrift store while in Ventura last month, and I knew it had great potential to turn into something scrumptious.

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