I almost didn't title this "Vintage Black Friday." Too many years working the day after Thanksgiving in a mall has really spoiled the phrase "Black Friday." But, maybe joining Gypsy Brocante and the others will put a positive spin on the phrase! On this Vintage Black Friday, I am going to show you a smattering of the black items in our living room.
These are my vintage doorknobs that clever Mr. Hughes turned into tie backs. And, my lovely drapes were made by my fabulous mother and her friends...let's just call them the Margarita sisters *wink*
I forgot to mention during my Multiples Party Post that we also have several vintage crufixes throughout our home. This one is in our living room.
This is one of my favorite flea market finds. Mr. Hughes found this photo in a box for $1 in Mary's booth. Mary is an interesting lady to say the least. Mr. Hughes loves to dig through boxes of paper and photos... I just don't have the patience for it. This time it paid off though. This is a photo taken in front of Picadilly Circus. Mr. Hughes took the handwriting that was on the back of the photo and put it on the front (we just don't have nice penmanship like they used to have.) Then, he blew it up and had it printed on canvas. If you look closely, there is a couple in the middle in front of the fountain kissing.
Here is a vintage round table that I painted black. I love painting things black!!!
This shows a couple of the vintage glass pieces that we have... they are actually deep purple, but they look black, so I think it counts.
Here is a small sample of the vintage frames that we have in our living room. I find these for a couple of dollars usually and they are lovelified by a coat of black paint.
This is a vintage chair that I think we paid $35 for at Carter's Creek. It was ugly and unloved. I painted the wood black and sent her away to the furniture spa, where they covered her in a nice black and white ticking.
And, I saved one of my favorite pieces ever for last. I wish I had a decent photo, but it is raining yet again. Even more, I wish I had a before photo. Boy, was she unloved! I stalked this piece for months. I would go, visit her and try to convince Mr. Hughes that she could be lovely and fit in the space we had. Then, I saved up the money and drug him back there while we had my mother's SUV. I nearly ran to the booth... only to find out that she had been sold. I am not lying when I say that I teared up and nearly started crying. Mr. Hughes felt bad. So, we walked around (while I had lump in my throat) and turned the corner and there she was!! My big, hideous brown cabinet that had marble on the top and ugly handles. I grabbed the tag a ran to the counter. And, here is where she is today:
Oh, what a coat of black paint and some marble pulls will do! She still has her marble top and now she is so useful in hiding our DVDs. I will try to get a better photo. It just doesn't do her justice
Alright, so now go check out all the other Vintage Black Friday posts!