Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Finally, The Furniture Makeover Results!

I recently purchased this pretty little lady. She had great lines but needed a paint job.

Out came the Antibes Green, ASP Chalk Paint, my new favorite color these days. My can is almost empty I've been using it so much.

When you add the clear and then the dark wax, the paint just pops and makes a piece glow with antique goodness. Even if it's not an antique.

Isn't this yummy. It's currently at the shop, front and center at Jazz.

Nightstand snagged at a garage sale.

After some Chalk Paint, Old White and then Duck Egg Blue followed by clear and dark wax.

Two fun vintage chairs. The one on the left is really old. Under that material was the original leather seat in great condition.

 After. More green. I'm channeling Kermit, what can I say.
The twins and I took the chairs and table up a week and a half ago, moved things around and got ready for Fall. However this table sold the following week so the green desk  is now in it's place. I did take pictures of the Fall redecoration and will show you in the next post!

September has been just crazy, things flying out of the shop left and right. I think it's one of the best months we've ever had. Our shop has a new owner and is now called Abundance Vintage. There have been quite a few vendor changes and I am loving the new look and feel the shop has.

To take a peek, check out our Facebook pages.

Please be sure to LIKE us if you're interested in getting updates to your Wall!

On a side note, since I finally joined into the Facebook foray, yes, I am just now jumping on the bandwagon! I will probably be phasing out the All That Jazz blog. I think it's going to be easier to give quick updates about upcoming events and new items at Jazz and quite frankly it's a lot of work doing 2 blogs. I'll keep my personal blog and keep you connected with All That Jazz through the Facebook page, so be sure to hit that LIKE button if you want to stay connected.

Thanks and have a fantastic week!


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Updates and Makeovers

I'm sorry to say, I haven't been in a blogging mood lately. I think that happens to me at the end of every Summer. I've been busy with lots of Jazz "hoopla". First, we helped my cousin Michelle pack up her stuff from Jazz and sadly said goodbye to her. It was a sorrowful parting of the ways and she will be missed. Now I have to figure out a way to fill the whole space myself AND pay the full space rent! Scary but exciting as well.

 Michelle has begun a new journey making jewelery. She made both necklaces we had on in the pictures and so far is making big bucks off her family! She's doing pretty darn well selling to other customers non-related as well. You can find her Rockin' Heart Jewelry Facebook page on the sidebar to see more of her fabulous work!

So once I had the run of the whole space, I hauled in these pretties.

Then a few days later, this butcher block island sold. So I had to take something else in.

Thankfully I had another piece waiting. Not this piece. I just found this picture and got the inspiration to "dirty up" a dresser I had already painted white, because I thought it was a bit boring.

I came up with this.

Now the paint on this dresser was regular latex satin. I added a coat of my Annie Sloan clear wax and then dark wax. Learning curve~satin paint doesn't absorb the wax like the AS Chalk Paint. I figured it wouldn't. When I buffed most of the "dirt" the dark wax rubbed off and it didn't end up looking as dirty as I would have liked. Next time I'm going to get some flat white and see how that works.

Someone must have thought it was dirty enough though because I just got the word tonight that it sold today. Two days after I took it in. I also sold an ottoman I covered in a burlap sack that turned out really cool. I'm so mad I didn't get a picture! It was a last minute decision to take it in and it sold the next day. I hate it when I do that. Now I have to scramble to get something else in the dresser's place.

Good thing I found THIS over the weekend.  Cute right. She already has her new paint job, I just need to add the wax. Think GREEN. Yes, my newest obsession is ASCP Antibes Green.

I think it's gonna be a hard piece to part with.

Got these two little beauties this weekend too. Makeovers already in progress.

And these two chairs. Think GREEN again. I know, I'm bad. If people hate the color I might be in trouble but so far I've been told I'm getting good feedback on it.

BTW~ I finally joined the Facebook craze and have created a page for All That Jazz. I have been trying to add updates to it as things go into the shop. Another reason I haven't been blogging. This Facebook thing is a bit complicated. If you check it out, please feel free to LIKE the page so you can get updates on your wall. Don't you just love modern technology. 
Hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend! Have a terrific week!


Sunday, August 7, 2011

August at All That Jazz

I took a couple new pieces into the space last weekend!

This nightstand/dresser was a piece my Mom had and it got a makeover with AS Chalk Paint in the Duck Egg Blue color. It's a pretty little piece with a lot of character.

The little round end table on the right is the second piece I took in. I forgot to get a good picture. I hate it when that happens!  It was originally and ugly shade of green with brown undertones. I painted it the same color as the previous piece, the Duck Egg Blue, then stenciled a fleur de lis pattern on all 3 shelves. It really made the piece pop and it looks oh so much better.

There are more changes than just the new furniture. My Nana has left Jazz. She wasn't making enough sales to make it worth keeping her spot. Michelle has also "officially" left but her stuff remains behind. A hectic Summer has prevented her from packing it all up but we're thinking by the end of the month she'll be able to get it all boxed up. Then I'm REALLY on my own.  The twins (my Mom and Michelle's Mom) will still be my partners but truth be told I do 95% of the work. It's basically MY addiction. I just drag them along for the ride most of the time!

Also on the new changes front, the shop we have All That Jazz in has sold. The owners have moved on to a new opportunity within the space of a month and a half  and we now have a new owner. Our previous owners will be greatly missed, they are wonderful people and were a tremendous help to us as new vendors but I am also excited about the new direction I think our shop may be taking!

I'll keep you updated. I have new stuff stacked up in the shed at home and have been working on some new projects. I've just been waiting for Michelle's things to fly the coop to make room. I think September will be a great time to make a fresh start.  Happy Sunday and have a wonderful week!


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Antique Fest Part 2 and a Giveaway Opportunity For You!

~If you haven't heard yet, Robyn Story Designs is having a Mountain of Giveaways. One lucky winner will have the chance to pick amongst a mountain of fabulous prizes like a shopping spree or 10 cans of Chalk Paint. Yep, you read it right, 10 CANS!!! So be sure and click on the button and go sign up to win!

Now on to more antique fest. Here are some random shots of the whole proceedings!

There were lots of treasures to be found but I only bought a few things for myself, nothing for resale. 
That's alright, it means there's more $ left to spend next time!


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Jazz @The Antique Fest

Yep, we had a big ole lovely pile of J*U*N*K for the antique fest.

See all this, it  belongs to All That Jazz. I can't believe we had that much cr*p to set out. None of the other vendors were interested in putting things on the sidewalk. Go figure. When we set up I was worried we were taking up too much room but it turned out it wasn't an issue. It worked out great for us!

That little white desk was one of the first things to sell from the sidewalk.  
It was bought for a little 7 year old girl.

Michelle brought  a lot of really neat  "vintage" rusty iron pieces from the ranch.

We had rust in abundance but didn't seem to have many buyers interested in purchasing said rust.

I didn't sell a single buoy. I had to haul half of them back home. 
I may have to chuck them in the ocean.

Michelle brought these from the ranch too. Aren't they cool! She sold one!

I sold these two end tables about a half an hour before I went to move the stuff indoors. Hallelujah!!! I was so worried I was going to have to haul these home and store them again because there is no room in the booth at the moment. Crisis averted. The tall green table at the far right (with the basket on it) sold the first night along with...


Our mannequin mascot we had when we first started All That Jazz. She'd been floating around a while and I decided it was time for her to find a new home.

We had a pretty good weekend although the crowds were a lot smaller this year than last year. I'm not sure if it's due to the economy or the fact that there was a bigger antique show an hour and a half south of us.

It was still worth the effort and I had fun with Michelle. This will be our last "Jazz" event together since she's bailing on me at the end of the month. She's moved on to greener pastures! Hence the new look to the Jazz blog. She said she was done posting for the most part so I made preparations for a makeover. I tend to like things a bit "fancier" than our girl Michelle. I also like to change things with the season, so be prepared!
I'm so happy for Michelle though and she will let us all know when she gets her Etsy shop running. I've seen some ides she has and they're cool!

Stay tuned for the next post when I'll share some pictures from other vendors at the antique fest.

Have a great one!


Monday, July 4, 2011

Antique Fest 2011!!!

My town is having it's annual Antique Fest this weekend.  So if you are in the neighborhood, halfway between Portland and Seattle, come on by!

The Downtown area where we have our booth is actually called "antique row" due to all the antique shops in such a small area.

They close down two of the side streets and bring in a variety of vendors.

There are lots of goodies to be found.

Enough good junk for everyone!

All The shops also line the sidewalks with merchandise for sale.

This was our small section of sidewalk we were allotted last year. I'm not sure if it will be as fancy this year. I am NOT hauling the rug outside and it was too hard to cover all the small things at night if the wind blew the coverings around. So it will probably be mostly furniture outside.

Most of the shops have discounts for the Antique Fest, including us!

There is also a local Farmer's Market on Friday before more vintage/antique vendors set up shop for Saturday. It's lots of fun and this year the weather is promising to be perfect, in the low to mid 70's. However don't quote me on that because this IS Washington!

I'm getting ready to haul more things to the booth to sell for weekend. These table will be headed up there.



  After the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint treatment.

Also going is this antique walnut cabinet I bought this weekend at a garage sale...

and this chippy shabby white desk...

and this poor little old lady. She's been waiting patiently for her moment in the sun and will finally get to see if she can find a new home...

and this wrought iron plant stand. Not to mention lots of little treasures I need to get cleaned up, priced, wrapped, tagged and packed up. Ahhh, the joys of a vendor!