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Flea Market Project Previews - Part 1

I'm happy to say that Fall weather has finally arrived here in Houston! With the cooler air came a glorious clear blue sky and great light, so I lugged several of my finished projects for our upcoming Flea Market out into the sunlight to take some photos. Here are a few of the highlights...

This candelabra started as a wood and brass diamond in the rough. (sorry I don't have a 'before' photo) I started the transformation with a couple of coats of Heirloom White...

...then I glued on these four matching glass punch cups to the candle holders on the four arms and a small coordinating glass globe to the center candle holder...

These cups will hold tea lights...

The hanging crystals finish it off...

I have a number of shabby pink, green and cream accessories left from our shop that we will be selling at the Flea Market, so I made a few more shabby-rose-pastel items to round out the 'collection'. I continued to peruse my stash and found this metal pitcher which I spray painted green then antiqued with brown glaze...afterwards I added a bit of lace and an earring along with pink and cream silk flowers...


I glued these cupcake platters together using matching rose plates and painted rose ceramic candle holders topped with glass cheese server covers...


Here is another container that I painted green...

...then antiqued it, added decorative trim and fall silk flowers and berries...


I had fun making the following wall hangings...my Dad cut bead board to fit into frames we had, he secured them with staples, then I painted them Heirloom White´╗┐ and antiqued them with the same brown glaze I used on the pieces above, then shabbied them by sanding. I then painted these little half terra cotta pots I had, antiqued and sanded them and glued them to the boards. I added the green trim, a bit of floral foam in the half pot, moss and a silk green hydrangea bloom. Finally I glued on the shabby drawer handle to make a little hanger on the board...


Well, after looking at the remaining photos I have to share, I decided to save them for a Part 2´╗┐ post tomorrow...I took quite a few...

Preparing for the Flea Market has been such fun - I am really enjoying adding many more handmade/upcycled projects than we had at our prior antique space...now I'm just hoping folks will want to take some home with them...we shall see...

 I hope to see you tomorrow for Part 2!

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