I recently took a trip to Dreamworld, a fun shop in an old house at 110 Poplar in Olathe, Kansas. I knew when I walked up and found this chippy urn at the base of some stairs that I was going to have fun in this place.
I can't get enough of old concrete garden statues and there were plenty of them at Dreamworld.
This broken concrete finial now adorns my back patio.
Someone bought this great blue birdbath while I was there and said she was going to paint it. Nooooooooo!!!! Perfect as-is if you ask me.
How about this old table? I've been contemplating my next vehicle purchase so that I have room for finds like this.
Several old doors were scattered about outside.
And there were many treasures lurking indoors as well.
The owner is a woman after my own heart.
She paints her own furniture. I just loved this chunky green piece.
I could kick myself for leaving without this birdhouse. I may have to go back for it. I actually thought about covering it in mosaic; my largest birdhouse yet.
This old youth chair could double as a rusty plant stand for the garden.
Tarnished salt and pepper shakers.
And I finished up the dresser I was painting for Jane. Here's a before of the drawers and mirror.
And after with the ivory and antiquing glaze. I'll take another pic when I get the piece moved to Amaze and the mirror attached.
And I've had this little nightstand for years. I painted it white long ago and it was more banged up than distressed.
So I gave it a fresh coat of robin's egg blue and crystal knob. This is going to Amaze today.