Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Concrete Planter

For use indoors or out, this rustic concrete planter has plenty of patina. We can imagine using it to pot a small topiary.

Measures: 12" tall; 5" square at top; 4" square at bottom

This item is now available for purchase in our etsy shop for $20 plus S&H:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Seashell Key Organizer -- SOLD

We transformed this simple fruit crate into a sea-inspired key organizer.  With a coat of gray paint, some small cuphooks, seashells, and a rope handle, you've got a handy, inexpensive, and beautiful way to store those extra keys in your entry.

Measures: 6.75" tall; 9.5" wide x 3" deep

This item is now available for purchase in our etsy shop for $20 plus S&H:

Red Metal Tool Box

We have another vintage toolbox to add to our collection.  This one is a fun tomato red and is covered with a few graphic stickers.  The latch, hinges, and handle are in great condition.

Think beyond the intended use for this toolbox.  We can see this toolbox in a vintage inspired boy's room. Screw directly into the wall as a great shelf or small space bedside table.

But it doesn't have to go into a boy's room.  The fun red would be equally at home in a cottage as it would in an industrial style loft.  Store toiletries, sewing items, art supplies, remotes...the possibilities are endless with this great multi-use box.

Measures: 7.5" tall (2.5" tall handle on top);
19" long x 7" wide 

This item is now available for purchase for $30 plus S&H in our etsy shop:

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Chalkboard School Set--CHALKBOARD SOLD

We've upcycled this plain Jane magazine file, bookends, and picture frame with some good ol' fashioned paint and some scrap wood.  The magazine file is made of wood, but has been painted with chalkboard paint.  The metal bookends got a coat of fun, glossy yellow paint, and the picture frame got turned into a chalkboard with pieces of painted scrap wood left over from our other upcycling projects.  

Perfect for back to school or to liven up your office!

Magazine Rack: 12" tall; 4" wide x 10" deep
Bookends: 12" tall; 4" wide x 10" deep

Items can be sold separately. Email us if interested in any one (and not the set).

This set if now available for purchase in out etsy shop for $12 plus S&H:

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Vintage Crystal Chandelier--SOLD on craigslist

This stunning crystal chandelier is our latest vintage find.  The aged brass arms are encased in glass and there are crystals hanging from all of the cut glass bobeches as well as from  the center supports.   Strings of crystals loop from each arm on both tiers.  Small decorative crystal flowers decorate all points of attachment.  As you can see from the last picture, the chandelier is in good working order. 

This chandelier will add a bit of feminine sparkle to any area of your home.  In addition to the dining room, we can see it a bedroom, kitchen, entry, or even a bathroom.

Measures: Total height is 31" from ceiling plate to bottom of crystal loops
20" across in any direction; 16" tall arms
Sconces are 3.5" tall; bobeches are 4" diameter
Brass chain hangs down 11" from ceiling plate

This item is now available for purchase on etsy for $350 plus S&H:

Friday, September 14, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Gray Cabinet/Trunk -- SOLD on Etsy

Our rustic/industrial looking trunk functions as a cabinet when turned on its side.  There are three wooden dividers that split the trunk into four sections.  The dividers, which can act as shelves, slide out and in to change the amount of space within.

You can see in these photos that we've used the trunk as a side table, with a a divider/shelf pulled out slightly as a place to rest a cup of tea.

Use the trunk for storage horizontally or vertically.  We can see it as a coffee table or a side table next to a sofa or bed.

The hinges are all intact and in good working order.  The trunk also has canvas handles which will support the weight of the trunk plus whatever happens to be stored inside.  Heavy-duty metal brackets on eight corners insure that this trunk will remain sturdy and stand the test of time.

Measures: 30" x 19" x 17"
Has three removable wood shelves

This item is now available for purchase in our etsy shop for $130 plus S&H:

Monday, September 10, 2012

Mexican Equipale Chairs -- SOLD on Craigslist

These tobacco colored leather and cedar chairs are called equipale chairs and are hand-crafted in Mexico.  We love their rustic feel with the warm, aged pig-skin leather seats.  Use as a set of occasional chairs in the living room, pull them up to the ends of your dining room table to use as host chairs, or set them out on a covered patio or porch.  

Measures: 31" tall; 24.5" wide x 21" deep
Seat: at 17.5" high; 19" wide x 16.5" deep
Base: 17" wide x 16" deep

These two chairs are now available for purchase in our etsy shop for  $150 plus S&H:

They can also be found on craigslist:

Thursday, September 6, 2012

White Vanity and Chair Set -- SOLD on Craigslist

Our vintage wicker and wood vanity and chair set has been refreshed with a wash of white paint.  It has a drawer complete with vintage crystal knob and two built-in cubbies on the table top for stashing your things.  The chair has classic detailing and is painted to match with a slightly distressed finish. 

Because both the chair and the vanity are airy and open, they'll take up very little visual space in a room.  We can see this used as a vanity in a bedroom or a bathroom.   Or put it the corner next to a window and you've got a perfect letter-writing desk.

Measures: 30" tall (to desk top); 36" tall to top of wicker cubbies
Vanity top is 36" wide x 22" deep
Drawer is 23" x 16" x 3.75" deep
Chair is 34" tall with seat at 17.5" tall; seat is 17.5" x 15.5"

This item is now for sale in our etsy shop for $150 plus S&H:

This item can also be purchased from craigslist:

Monday, September 3, 2012

Get the Look: Green in the Entry

Our version? 
This highboy, for sale at Claremont Finders Keepers on Etsy.  Use it in an entry or anywhere 
for added storage. 

The Look:  A bit of green in the entry creates a welcome feel. 

Update:  The highboy has been sold.  But the turquoise bird cage is still for sale here.