Hard to beat the weather in Petaluma this weekend, supposed to be in the low 70's. We will be at the Petaluma annual spring antique fair this coming Sunday, April 28. Booths F2 and F5, on the corners of "B" st. and 4th.First photo here is a "chimney" cabinet, very beachy colors, door is from victorian era entry door from St. Louis. Beautiful Eastlake cast iron latch, hinges, antique lavender crystal doorknob.
Here is another Urban Ore find, beautiful industrial piece, handmade steel cabinet. Was very crusty when I found it, we stripped off several layers of grey and silver paint, found these colors underneath. I made the top with another colorful arrangement of repurposed wood strips.
|Vintage steel industrial base|
Lower shelf is another piece of bowling alley stock.
|Detail of cast iron top|
Saw this vintage steel locker last month at Alameda while walking back from parking my trailer. Loved the color possibilities, saw the yellow peeking out from all that grey industrial paint. I put it on wheels, sanded away some of the grey, and cleaned up the inside also adding several shelves. Also has a nice big slide bolt added(not in photo) to keep doors shut.
Recently bought about 10 of these vintage factory carts. This one had been painted a very cool bluegreen. I decided to enhance the color with another of my wood strip tops. Sealed with several layers of polyurathane. The cast iron wheels and hardware have been polished and laquered, ready for the living room.
Vintage steamer trunk with very interesting baggage and hotel labels. Travel was so different back in the day. There is one label that shows this person traveled on an airship in prewar Germany. The sexy curved cast iron feet probably from an old stove, purchesed off of Ebay a few years back. I have ordered a very nice polished edge piece of glass for a top surface.
Here are a few photos of a kitchen island I recently made and installed. The face frame is roughsawn doug fir, with some interesting orange steel panels as sides, originally off of a welding machine. The textured panels are from a wonderfully patinated old zinc water barrel I found at Sacto Flea, I cut it apart and fitted into doug fir frame. The other side of island has several doors for pull out spice rack, trash can slideout, etc. Top is pine bowling lane finished with an ebony stain, multiple coats of polyurathane. Vintage cast iron valve handles as pulls, came out very nice I think.