Sunday, February 27, 2011

This Just In....

I had planned to attend an estate sale this AM but since we were slammed with about twelve inches of snow the night before I figured it was not a good day to hit the road. I thought it best to work on a few projects in the safety of my own driveway.

I just finished refurbishing this sweet little vanity and it will be on its way to the shop as soon as this photo session ends.
I should have snapped some "before" shots but my weekends are so frantic around here that sometimes I just can't fit it all in! I did a simple spray and chip paint job.
The seat was covered in a hideous black faux fur fabric. It reminded me of a dead muppet. I also replaced the foam seat because I suspect it came from a smoker's home. This is some vintage fabric I had in my stash.
Check out our lovely Utah weather in the backdrop...good thing I'm leaving for Florida this week!

Love, Kelly

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What You Will Find Today at Second Hand Chic

Here is a sampling of some of the items you will find this week in our shop...

If you have any questions on anything please call or email us.
Love, Kelly

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Turquoise & Pink

Here is a cute little pair I just brought into the shop. Don't you just love the way pink & turquois look together?
We have priced this French inspired dresser at $145.
This pink cupboard is just the right size for a little girl's room. At $175 it won't last!

Love, Kelly

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Estate Sale Finds

Here are a few of the items I scored at an estate sale this weekend. The sale started at 9 am and I was there on the hour but most of the furniture was already marked "sold". Hmmmm. Anyhow, the house was packed with people and I was not in the mood for crowds so I quickly grabbed some items and got into the check out line. Going to these sales is sometimes an exhausting ritual.
The best find of the day was this adorable little child's hutch. It's in mint condition.
Cub Scout book, tin and yardstick.
You know I can't resist old charming.
Crochet doll dresses. These will need a good soaking.

Cute fifties toy chest. Has a few nicks in the vinyl but I could not resist those studs!
Of course, I am powerless to resist any chicken items!
This piece is not vintage but elephant items always are good sellers in the shop.
Blue Boy prints seem to do well, too.
A set of milk glass lamps. So sweet for a little girls room.
And lastly, I love these old art instruction manuals. I can just picture the bored and frustrated fifties housewife who perhaps was seeking more fulfillment than her domestic existence could provide for her. She longed to try her hand at painting. Maybe she did the landscape pictured above. After completing the work she proudly showed her husband. Hopefully he was pleased and displayed his approval.

I guess that is what draws me to these sales. There is a certain voyeuristic appeal to rifling through a complete strangers personal affects and imagining what their everyday life was like.

All of these items will be available for purchase in our shop this week.

Love, Kelly

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Today at Second Hand Chic

Here is a small sampling of some of the things you will find at Second Hand Chic today.

Surprise your Valentine on February 14 wearing this little number!

Love, Kelly