Re-purposed Baubles For the Vintage Soul.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bye Bye Bling

I have decided to close out the business "Vintage Bling".
Several friends have said they think of me as "Lisa Loria",
not Vintage Bling. As I am shifting gears out of re-purposing
Vintage jewelry and returning to my roots in painting and sculpting,
it is logical that I start a new blog.

So, if you want current updates on what I am doing...visit me here...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Going Carnie!!!

It has been re-do, re-do, re-do around here.
Learning new techniques, turned my studio inside out,
Gave my cottage which was basically overflow...
(you know, out of sight, out of mind???)

Well, no more.  This weekend at the Chateau de Fleurs I am selling LOTS
of baggies of STUFF, LOADS of jewelry components, Vintage Pearls and other necklaces,
fabric, Garden elements, old Linens,
Studio organization pieces, chandeliers, etc, etc.

On top of that, My entire Line of current jewelry, 
over 100 pieces are being reduced in price to MOVE.
Time for me to move into my new art forms...
OVER it!!!

Sold my pretty Canopy and decided to use up some super cool fabric, embroidery and linens that 
I have been hoarding. Since Moulin Rouge is one of my Favorite all time movies, my canopy is very reflective of the style of that era, mixed with a little Carnie and Gypsy...

On top of this, I wanted a OLD steamer trunk...It is my JUNK Trunk,
where at each show, I will bring you super duper deals on STUFF!

This trunk screamed at me from where it was up on a shelf in an Antique store...
"Buy me, buy me it taunted"
Can you believe that color??? It is actually not quite this orange...
It is my newest LOVE!!!
Swear I was a Gypsy in a former life.

Also coming for the ride to this show are some SUPER funky new display pieces I picked up...Oh My.

I LOVE CHANGE...come on down to the Sale and shop from all of the wonderful vendors there,
Always friendly, amazing treasures and fabulous prices as well!!!!

Sneak peak of what I am painting signs for my NEW style
and new business name...
Vintage Bling is going Bye Bye...


Friday, September 10, 2010

FINALLY Done...almost!!!!

I have been frighfully blogfully remiss or is it
woefully remiss at my bloggingness?
At any rate, my world has been full of changes of late, personally, living space wise
as well as professionally.

I am one of those weird creatures that LOVES change...Can't stand still.

Is that grass growing beneath my creative feet??  Gotta move.

So, had wild ideas for a new work surface in my Studio, then maybe I won't take over the kitchen counters and the dining room table when in creative High Gear...(my family hopes at least)
The space is BIG, my ceilings are vaulted from 8 ft on one side of the room up to about an 18-20 foot ceiling, this was the side that my work area was being modified.

I sold my bookcase and armoire and set upon the task of creating a workbench from old doors and sawhorses.  The sawhorses were from harbor freight, ya know...great prices, LOTS of nuts and bolts.
After a few hour of assembling I set up my doors on the saw horses.
NOPE, hated it!
That idea crashed and burned spectacularly.

Onto plan "B".

Found this really cool table that in it's previous life had a steel ironing board bolted to the top, complete with a hot plate for an iron and an arm to keep the cord well out of reach.
I could only envision some poor sweating woman in a work apron chained to this torture device, ironing hours a day for a living.  I dismantled the beast and thought it perfect for a sewing table, especially with the measuring tape conveniently painted on the front.

The bookcase came from inside the cottage and it has been a very functional storage unit.

Well, that idea crashed and burned also.

Scratching my head...
"Maybe it is just stress, what is wrong with me?  Typically my ideas pan out pretty well."
My BFF said to me, "Wow, you are having a Brain were overdue"
She agreed my Plans A & B sucked.

As I was whining to my friends Lori and Jamie, they suggested I come over to their house and check out some of their treasures that I might be able to work into my space.

Thank GOD for feathered friends.

The Base is a, I don't know what the heck in a previous life.
A Buffet/Counter/Desk, with a locking cabinets and a metal lined file drawer.
Loved that it was 36 inches tall like my other two pieces in the Studio.
Purchased from Jamie.

Antique door painted with chalkboard paint. 
Victorian Corbels from Lori.
The backsplash became the peak above the shelf.
The Antique porcelain doorknob is still attached to the wood from the door it came from,
cut out and so perfectly acts as tiny support for the shelf above. It also covers the hole in the 
chalkboard door from the previous doorknob.
Thank goodness Rob helped me execute this plan as it is a really large piece and cumbersome to assemble and hang.

Then, the icing on the cake.
My friend Rita made this fabulous little table of vintage card file drawers from an old library.

Remember kiddies, back in the days before computers and the internet, we had to spend hours at the library looking in the card files. When Rita posted a pic of this piece on her blog a few weeks back, I knew I had to have it.  It was to be my coffee table.

Today I trekked to Fallbrook to deliver some goodies to Christie's house for our Chateau de Fleurs show next weekend.  I arrive and am greeted by Rita, Lori and Christie...three of my Four feathered friends.
Driving home, I realize that the piece from Rita might very well fit under my new work station...
and it did!!!

With the help of my Feathered Friends, my new workstation is a DREAM!!!
Still need something from Christie to complete it...
Love you ladies!!!