Monday, December 17, 2012

Thinking about these lyrics.

As the country reflects on the events of the tragic event in Newtown Connecticut, I can't help to think of these lyrics.

"Gone Too Soon"

Like A Comet
Blazing 'Cross The Evening Sky
Gone Too Soon

Like A Rainbow
Fading In The Twinkling Of An Eye
Gone Too Soon

Shiny And Sparkly
And Splendidly Bright
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like The Loss Of Sunlight
On A Cloudy Afternoon
Gone Too Soon

Like A Castle
Built Upon A Sandy Beach
Gone Too Soon

Like A Perfect Flower
That Is Just Beyond Your Reach
Gone Too Soon

Born To Amuse, To Inspire, To Delight
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like A Sunset
Dying With The Rising Of The Moon
Gone Too Soon

Gone Too Soon

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Vintage dresser before and after -wow- not a chair!

 Vintage Dresser Before and After

I picked up this dresser on a wim at the local goodwill and thought how it deserved a second chance at a good home. 

I have been reading a lot lately on how to restore furniture that wasn't well cared for and thought I would take a stab at it. 

This piece was made by Globe Bosse World Furniture Company a little research and found that G-B-W was mostly destroyed by a fire in 1946. It is still unknown when the exactly the company went out of business, but they were gone by the early 1960s. Sweet a treasure!

As you can see I removed the top of the dresser (damaged by water) using an iron, spay bottle with water, and a butter knife. I wasn't sure if this would work but I had it off in under an hour using this process.

Opps I forgot to put the other drawer back in before I took this. Notice the cool wheels and glass knobs.
So wonderful.
I sanded it down and painted it Pencil yellow from the Martha Stewart collection and cleaned the glass knobs.

After many hours of panting and sanding I can finally say I am finished! On to the next project. This next one is going to be fab! Scored most of the pieces I need for free from a thrift shop up north.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Okay so I have a problem - reupholstery

After I finished the last chair I was out at the Salvation Army and found another friend that needed some love. I can't seem to say no. They look up at me and say "Tanni make me look pretty, I know you want to!" Knowing I had leftover fabric from the last chair I took her home and started pulling staples again. After setting her aside for a while one of my old friends came over and helped give me finish the facelift. Thanks for the help K. Here are the before and after pics. Anytime any of you guys want to learn more about this process left me know and I will be happy to walk you through the process.



 Stay tuned for more projects in the coming weeks.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Yes another chair

Modern wing back chair take two.

A few months back I picked up another chair of craigslist and after visiting several fabric stores and a trip to the garment district in LA I knew the fabric I selected at was the right one for the job. Hobby had a wide selection of fabrics and even a 40% off coupon.



It isn't any fun if you don't draw blood.

Onto the next next project! So many to pick from.

Lessons learned.
1. Less staples it better when using metal tacking to assemble.
2. Take as much time as needed. There is no rush.
3. Curved furniture and fabric without any stretch are hard to work with.
4. Air compressor with staple gun attachment is so so nice.

I would really love to learn more about upholstery from a professional. Anyone have contact or know of a class in the OC?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Long time no see

 100 north carolwood drive (the house that MJ lived in when he passed). You will never be forgotten!

Items from inside the house. A note from Paris to MJ to remember to smile because it is free.Sold for $5000 most likely to a fan.

Youtube of what the showcase looked like.

The auction results.

Christmas 2011


 Visited with the chickens when the came down for a dance road trip.

Looks at this face!

So cute!

 The Monkeys with their crazy friend.
 Olivia and her 3rd birthday. I think she will out grow me by the time she is 12.
 Great job Shy. So proud of you.

 Show me your muscles!
 Thanks for hanging out with me. You guys are the greatest.

 Scottish dancers.

 My crazy aunt and her soon to be husband. I don't have the butt nose but I sure do have a lot of other things in common. So looking forward to the Pyrex.

Catalina Island.  One day I will have to return for a snorkel.

Friday, December 2, 2011

The Wizard ..... Then and Now

I know, I know, it has been a long time since I have blogged but I think this will make up for it for all you Fred Savage fans out there. I remember as a kid watching on of Fred's first movies "The Wizard" back on one of our first VHS players. Recently, I was able to go visit the dinosaurs that Jimmy wanted to visit in C A L I F O R N I A. Here are some photos from the movie of what it looked like back in the late 1980's and what it is today.

The lunch box Jimmy carried all the way from Utah to California on their adventure.

Fred and Jimmy inside the dinosaur. Today there is a gift shop inside were this was filmed. I really should have taken some photos but oh well maybe next time.

The neck of the great beast.

Fred holding a family photo from the movie.

The main dinosaur now.

Dinosaurs then.

This one has been turned into a museum.

If you haven't seen this movie I would highly recommend it.

Monday, November 7, 2011


As many of you know I am a big MJ fan and have been following the trial of DR. Conrad Murray everyday. During the course of this trial I have learned a lot about the court system. I don't know many people would say this, but I am looking forward to my jury service come early December because of what i have learned while watching this case.

Some pictures from the live streaming of this case.

New accessories for Dr. Murray!