I am so grateful I live close to this WONDERFUL Antique Faire!!
More than 800 vendors, with a faire once a month!!
Today I am sharing the treasures I came home with this time…and some other finds that inspired me for future DIY projects.
Prices at the faire are always negotiable! I channeled my inner Lara Spencer and got to work :-). If you go early, you have more of a selection…BUT, if you wait until closer to the end, that is when you can get the really good deals.
My first find:
I am picturing a dark metal finish of some sort, maybe even black. I also want to wire these with Edison bulbs and make them into lanterns or sconces for my outdoor patio!! They were
10 bucks each $15 for the pair.
The only issue I see is the color…and they are filthy!
There are a lot of cheap glass items at fairs like this. I also see a lot of this stuff at thrift stores. I wanted a small vase to display my flowers from the garden without having to cut every flower off the plant to fill it up. This one was
Five Bucks 3 Bucks. My inspiration came from the Elmer’s glue/food coloring images on pinterest. BUT I TRIED IT…and, well, not so much. Every drip of water will ruin the finish. Basically, they are just not usable. My friend Celeste, over at My Greenbrae Cottage, posted a tutorial about how to paint mason jars with that light blue finish. I am thinking of trying bright orange to match my patio furniture!! (See the finished project here)
I also found this old window:
No negotiating on this price, but I think the vendor was giving me a great deal. This was about an hour before the end of the day. Eventually this will end up on the side of my boring pool equipment shed. Despite being an eye sore it is just not going anywhere, anytime soon, so I decided to make it pretty instead :-). I am going to add this window to the side of the pool shed that faces the yard and add a hanging plantar box embellished with decorative corbels underneath. I’ll share my before and after photos soon…I have a few other ideas up my sleeve.
I found another glass top for my second half wine barrel!! YAY!!
You can read all about how I made my first one here. I am so excited to have a set of these tables. Definitely an inexpensive statement for the garden! We actually convinced the vendor to split this top from an existing table!! (Never hurts to ask, right?). He quoted us
$25 bucks Twenty dollars if you come back at the end of the day. Huge props to my hubby and his buddy who trucked back through the fair of 800 VENDORS to save me 5 bucks! Oh yeah, and carried this heavy bad boy to the truck.
My to do list for future projects was also inspired by things I didn’t purchase. Projects I thought maybe I could try my hand at doing myself. Here are a few that caught my eye.
I don’t know that I could actually do this myself…in fact I am almost sure I couldn’t. I just though this table was so cool. Displaying your favorite wines through the glass table top!! What a great idea!
I have been searching for an old fan, in a smaller version, for quite some time. Unfortunately, the one I found today was already sold. Guess I will have to keep my eyes open. I am thinking maybe bedside table as a decorative touch.
I love this mosaic table top. They had a second version, in a green glass tile, that was so beautiful. I am thinking this would be a great top for my full sized wine barrel…aka pub style patio table.
I am so making my own DIY version of this bottle cap sign! I LOVE IT!
Had to post a pic of this for the hubby! Go BEARS!!
I absolutely love this sign. There was another vendor who was selling metal letters like this, but they were a much smaller version. I am thinking I could definitely find these in an Etsy store. Maybe a sign for my herb garden!
I loved this potting bench, although I think I would do mine without the window (or at least without the glass). May have to consult Ana White on this one!
I have so many ideas for 4th of July projects…gonna have to start narrowing it down and get to work. Check out my pinterest page for more great ideas.
CUTEST DOG BEDS EVER!! Love the castor wheels
I have seen so many chalk board projects recently and just bought some paint tonight!! Cannot wait to try it out, this looks like and easy DIY project. LOVE SUMMER and SUNNY BLUE SKIES!
I see burlap pennants in my future
So excited, so many projects, so little time! Seriously, it makes me wanna quit my day job :-). Hoping to share some AFTER PHOTOS soon!!