Hi guys! I wanted to share a few things I have been working on. I have more things to show you, but I am trying to not cram them all into one post! These altered vintage wooden shoe forms or cobbler's lasts are my latest. I really like how these turned out. I have a couple milk crates full of vintage wooden shoe forms left over from my antique store days. We literally bought 2 steamer trunks full at an auction one night. I sold tons. I was surprised how much these have gone up in price over the last 4 years. I guess the "industrial" decor thing has hit hard! I wanted to jazz some up a bit for a show I am supposed to be doing at the end of this month in Knoxville.
I painted some in shades of palest pink, palest blue, pale grey and cream and distressed them.
Then I decided some needed to be converted to a useful item. I pondered quite a while and then thought Shoes! I added a vintage wooden spool covered in French text and a handmade wire heart photo holder.
I love the "Marie" flavor of these! I think besides a photo, they would be great for a fancy menu holder.
I added a chandelier prism to the heart for a bit of bling and sparkle (and some glitter of course)
These could also prop a small book or framed piece
I wanted to go further and add a paper rosette with a rhinestone middle or vintage buckle but my hubs gave me the old "HOW much are you planning to sell these for?" ...... I still may.... don't tell... sssshhhhhhhh... 'Til next time! Julia
Hi! I am a former SD girl..now a TN woman. I have a great family..wonderful husband, 2 sons, 2 daughters and a grandson. I have 2 Etsy shops, https://hopeandjoyhome.etsy.com is the shop I sell vintage things in and https://hopeandjoystudios.etsy.com is the shop I sell handmade in. I also help my husband with his Etsy shop https://theindustrialfarmer.etsy.com . I love to create! I like to garden but my attention generally wanes about July and it is every man for himself. I am in the process of turning my daughter's former bedroom into my studio and will be posting pics. I love to laugh..drink coffee and eat chocolate..more to come!