Friday, July 7, 2017

..from small things big things one day come (maybe!)

I'm a huge Rockpile (Dave Edmunds, Nick Lowe, Billy Bremner & Terry Williams) fan.  HUGE!  They are my "I'll gladly give up a limb for a reunion tour" band.  

Bruce Springsteen is a huge fan, too - he gave one of his songs "From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come) to Dave.  

That song was on my mind today.

I had a productive day today - painting my flea market booth.  I had Annie Sloan's French Linen duplicated in Behr paint.  I used 2 parts to 2 parts white for the walls, and 1 part to 4 parts white for the stencil, which you can find here.  Amy Chalmers from Maison Decor inspired me to buy that stencil 3 years ago (I got it half price on eBay!) and I've been waiting for the perfect moment to use it. 

Because the walls of the booth are uneven, the stenciling isn't perfect.  That's exactly how I wanted it - I wanted it to look aged and vintage.

I still have a lot of work to do.  I have to get rid of that hideous curtain over the window at the top left (a stenciled drop cloth curtain, I think).  I have to get a rug...probably an indoor/outdoor carpet in some shade of gray.  Also, I'll be using the same wall stencil on a drop cloth to make the drape for the opening of the booth to close it off when I'm not there.

I scored an old china cabinet from the owner of the flea market to use as a display - I'll be painting that, too.  I will also be using my painted vanity as a display (and will also offer it for sale)

I won't be using a display case - these two pieces plus a Lane cedar chest and a small circular table with a cloth will be about everything I can fit in the booth.  I'll have to judge once everything is in place.  I don't want it to feel claustrophobic, but I want it to feel full.

Anyway - maybe from small things big things may come :)   

I'm aiming for an August 5th opening date.