Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fab Furniture I found and transformed Shabby Chic Style

OMG!!! I have been very lucky lately. I have been able to find and buy some super pretty antique furniture pieces. Here are two fabulous finds that are incredible wonderful and rare. More to come as I transform them....
First is a low antique buffet that is perfect for a flat screen tv stand. I searched for 2 whole years to find the first one for my own home, i still have it, this is the second. I have to say, this one is nicer ! I have painted it a french gray or gray with white accents and an antique glaze. This is one of my secret paint finishes that makes it look as though it had been painted 100 years ago.
Second is a GORGEOUS antique wrought iron bed frame. It is full size, solid cast iron, super heavy and by far one of the nicest ones I have ever seen. It is Very tall at over 5 ft. Very grand.Has a wonderful medallion on the head and footboard. When i got it, There was so much rust and chipping paint. My 2 interns and I scraped all the old paint off then painted it in a wonderful light pink color. OMG, it seemed to suck up the paint!!! i had to use 6 cans for this project. but it looks FABULOUS!!! SO YUMMY !!!! I WISH I HAD THE ROOM !! I WOULD DEFINITELY KEEP IT!!! see it in my Etsy shop

Monday, November 14, 2011

Bradley Cooper was my neighbor "The Place Beyond The Pines" schenectady ny

So, can you believe that Bradley Cooper was my neighbor??!! That's right!! He lived 3 doors down from me for 7 weeks during his filming of the movie The Land Beyond The Pines. Shot right here in Schenectady NY . In fact my neighbors also saw Ryan Gosling walking Bradley Coopers dog Charlotte. I live in the Historic Stockade section of Schenectady and this is by far, one of the prettiest areas in town. So many people knew he was here, yet we ALL kept it a secret and respected his privacy. During his stay here, He was blessed with NO PAPARAZZI, No teenage girls, and no crowds of people at his door- CAN YOU IMAGINE??? I am shocked that all of us were able to keep him a secret. I hope he enjoyed the solice and peace that he most likely doesn't get in Hollywood. I just wish I would have had the opportunity to have a glass of wine with him in my friends garden, which was right next door to where he was staying. YOU ARE HOT BRADLEY !!! and to think, i got to live next door to a movie star, one of the hottest ones as well. I am so lucky :-)