Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Afterlife Vintage in Sugarhouse!

Jacqueline and Logan, who are vendors at Fleaology,  opened a retro store a couple of weeks ago. 
They are long time mid century enthusiasts and wanted to share! 
This is their store front on 7th east, just south of 21st in Sugarhouse!  Afterlife Vintage! 
The day they held their grand opening soirĂ©e I spent the day junking in Southern Utah and when I ran across this MCM lamp I knew I had the perfect 'Shop Warming' gift.  Here Hubs holds the lamp as we run into Steve and Joni, also Fleaology dealers and friends!  They were set up making jewelry from silverware!  In fact their business name is Silverwear! Clever people!! 

Here are a few shots in the store. 
Great stuff and .... 

Fun displays! 
Here I'm shown with Jacqueline and the lamp!! 
Of course I found a few goodies to take home, including this cute pair of squirrels!! 

If you're local, be sure to check out their vintage goodies!!  You'll love J and L two of the very nicest people I know!  

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Numbered Glass Canisters

Here I am doing some final touches on my kitchen!
I love how the canisters turned out and thought I'd share how I did them.

I found these numbers I liked on Graphics Fairy and then italicized a font to get slanted letters.  I did have to tweak the font a bit to get the letters to match the numbers better.
I taped the numbers inside the jar and traced them with a Sharpie

A fine brush and craft paint to paint the numbers ...

Here's the first coat of paint going on, It takes several coats of paint for a finished look
And voila!!
I chose all white product to make them match the kitchen and it saves me cupboard space too. 

Here I have, white flour, sugar, powdered sugar, rice and pancake mix. I figured potato buds would also have worked. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Save A Nickle Grocery Sign

Perhaps you didn't know, but I am married to a grocer.  So when the hot new trend of hanging 'grocery, market and farmers market' signs in one's kitchen came along,  I knew I wanted one that would reference his employer. The store is now called Maceys, after the family that started the store. (no not Macy's)  ... But when it started back in the 1930's it was originally called Save A Nickle.  I googled the name hoping to find a picture of their store sign, to no avail. 
So this is what I did instead. 
I found a large wood sign to spray paint black. 
Then I stretched and printed off the graphics for an old grocery store logo that I found on Graphics Fairy. 
Next I adapted the name to Save a Nickle. 
I then scribbled on the back with pencil and traced over the design to leave very light markings.
As you can see. 
Next I got paint and a brush and painted my adapted design. 
I was pretty happy with how it turned out. 
I hung it up in my newly redone kitchen ... 
Then my Dear Husband texted me a picture of a picture hanging on a coworkers office wall.  Really?  But I love it so much that it's back to the drawing board for me.  A replica will be perfect for my black and white kitchen ... Don't you think?