Amazing Stuff

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

When the Rooster Crows and French Dictionaries

 This is for all of you people that are lucky enough to live in an old farmhouse:

The following knobs are from my latest

These knobs are mix and match

and look totally fabulous when they are combined onto

the same piece!

Oh, and don't forget to hop over to the

Saturday, June 25, 2011

See the lovely Faded Map Drawer Pulls on The Upcycle Furniture Co.

I am super excited to send you over to
She has just posted
a stunning dresser
she redid
 and then mixed some of
the original knobs
 with my
 Faded Map Drawer Pulls-
What a fabulous combination!
So hop on over to see how these pulls look on her lovely dresser!

You are in for a treat!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

175 sales and newest knobs

Well I have hit over 175 sales in my Etsy shop
 in just a few short months,
you gals (and guys) are awesome!!

It was a dream
that I TOTALLY did not expect
 to become a reality,
that my knobs
would catch on
as a new trend.

Well, they have,
 and I am thrilled that you all love them
as much as I do!

So for those of you
 who have not seen them,
I invite you over to my shop,
Vintage Skye on Etsy,
to check them out
 and see if they can make your heart
go pitter patter!

Here are some of my newest
knobs that were just

Carte Postale Knob

Vintage Sheep Knob

Faded Ironwork Knob

French Script Knob

Faded Grapevine Knob

Vintage Silhouette Knob

Script and Butterfly Knob

Faded Bicycle Knob

Delicate Pansy Knob

Monday, June 20, 2011

A pop of color

Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?

Don't know about Mary, but mine is growing quite well-
that is if you count
a lovely patch of chives,
that just popped up on their own
from last year :)

But, hey, I'm just lovin' the pop of color they bring,
even if the rest of the garden-
or should I say,
is just being mowed this year!

Baked potatos,
sour cream and
fresh chives....

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Distressing and Vintage Postcard painting

Hello long lost friends! Yes, I am still around!
I just get so busy taking care of kids and house and doing little projects (that I forget to take pictures of!) that I haven't done any posts for awhile.

So I am quite happy to give a little tutorial style list on how to copy my latest little table that I have redone!

As you can see, I am a LITTLE heavy handed with the sander, but , hey, we all have our own tastes!

I'm really getting into the postcard-slash- mail trend right now,
so of course I had to add a little extra by painting a vintage style postcard on the top:)

List Style Tutorial on this table
1) Prime with Kilz primer
2)Brush on 2 coats of light blue paint
3)Dry brush some creamy white over the blue
4)Take a mouse style sander (I have the very inexpensive Black and Decker one that I have used for years and I LOOVE!) and sand till your heart's content.
5)Paint vintage postcard on top and let dry.(The fabulous thing about this heavy distressing is that you can make LOTS of mistakes while painting the postcard because it will be sanded so much that no one will see the mistakes)
6)Sand the postcard till you are happy with how it looks
7)Brush a VERY light coat of dark paste wax finish all over in random spots. (This makes it look worn)
8)Brush a coat of clear paste wax over the whole thing (The clear wax will be the final finish coat and also helps you to blend in the dark wax better)
9)Wait about an hour and then buff the whole piece with a cloth rag and you will have a beautiful satiny smooth finish.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lazy days of summer

Although I have to admit that we have had our fair share of rain,
I can't imagine a better way to spend the day,
out on the farm,
in all it's chippy, rusted
workworn glory,

Surrounded by farm sounds,

and sights,
just imagine the fresh raspberries to come!

The smell of fresh linen that has hung out in the sunshine,

and the brand new flowers with their bright colors and lovely textures,

let's not forget the anticipation of that bakery fresh out of the oven!

And the enjoyment after a hard day's work,
just sitting and watching the world go by.

My newest knobs are inspired by all that lovely faded farmhouse inspiration.