Monthly Archives: February 2010


I have acquired a new love! A roadside cast-off that a friend was thoughtful enough to give to me. It turns out that this lovely piece of furniture is an actual utility wardrobe from WWII. These wardrobes were made for young couples just married during the war. They were made with less expensive wood and supplies as wood was scarce. All utility furniture was bought with ration coupons. I can’t believe anyone would put this out with the trash! But none-the-less their loss my gain.

The only problem I’m having is painting it. I’ve never really figured out the right formula for repainting and I’m a bit impatient and have been known to skip steps. Yes I know hard to believe!! So the things I’ve repainted thus far have been small enough for me to be able to spraypaint. Well this piece of furniture is too big to spray. I wiped it down with Liquid Sandpaper and got my paint from Home Depot – muslin white. I started to paint with a foam brush and it’s not really working!!

Any tips from seasoned pro’s? I’m thinking I’ll go back at it tomorrow with a proper painting brush after I give it a little sanding.

Image from Museum of London
(not mine – but similar – though mine is a little prettier!) 
I promise I will post pictures of before and after – at least I remembered to take them this time.
God Bless! xx Lisa

Syroco – Who Knew?

So who doesn’t love Syroco? As a junk, err, vintage buyer/seller I love, love, love Syroco pieces. One because I am obsessed with details and they printed their details right on the back of each piece. Believe it or not, every piece I buy, steal, or beg I research. That is pretty much my favorite part of the process. I take my little laptop and Google my new fabulous piece of vintage history! So hence my love of all things Syroco. Pretty, affordable, vintage, researchable, AND best of all – MADE IN THE USA – tadaaa!!!! Love it! I know you will too! I have quite a few pieces of Syroco in the shop  right now so get it while it’s hot ladies and gentlemen.