Friday, April 29, 2011

{re}purposed updated CHANDELIER

i can't believe it's already been a week...
here's my 2nd week posting a BEFORE & AFTER project...
today i am excited to share with you a CHANDELIER that i repurposed...
i LOVE how it turned out!

a lil story behind the chandelier...
when i told my parents that i had decided to move forward and open up Vintage Glam, in that same conversation i described to them what i envisioned my shop to look of the MAIN items that i needed to have was a CHANDELIER.  when i said the word "chandelier" mother's eye's lit up...she jumped with excitement and said I HAVE ONE for you!!  my dad & i both looked at each other laughing...HUH?  so i asked, where is it...and HOW did you get it...? tell you the truth she picked it up on the side of the road..LOL...THAT is my favorite part {IT WAS FREE!! & it ACTUALLY WORKS!!} the sang goes ---"one man's trash is anthers treasure"...isn't that the truth!

another BEFORE shot in it's original GOLD color...
 a little spray paint {in antique white} &
 ...some BLING can go a long way!!!

i had a hard time getting a really nice shot of the chandelier after i had it hanging...
here it is without the lights on...this one very much shows the true color - antique white.

and a few pics with the lights on....

what i REALLY love about this chandelier is that i can change the appearance of it for every season & holiday!!
thanks for stopping by...
have a LOVELY weekend!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mother's Day is May 8th...

Mother's Day is sneaking upon us....
{just one week from this Sunday}
do you have your shopping done yet?

Vintage Glam has AMAZING items for any woman....
*home decor*
*beautifully handsewn items*
{cosmetic bags, aprons, hats}
...and SO MUCH MORE!
plus...BACK IN STOCK...
SILVER pocket watch locket necklaces...
GORGEOUS shiny silver & they REALLY WORK!

have a LOVELY day!

Friday, April 22, 2011

re-purposed friday...

one of things i really LOVE doing is THRIFT store shopping...i LOVE finding old pieces of furniture {or any old junk} and use my creative imagination to turn it into something FABULOUS...something useful...or just something unique and different!!  i have done a lot of those types of projects as i set up Vintage Glam...i repurposed an old chandelier, my parents old center island to their kitchen, a dining room table, an old ladder, lots of frames, and....well... you get the idea, right!  :)  
i am going to start sharing these repurposed items on my blog every friday..
something different.....that i hope inspires YOU! 


here's my UPDATED version of an old story board frame {basically just a large frame} that i picked up at the Crafts Direct discount store...
i knew it would be useful somehow...someway...someday!

i LOVE how the chicken wire gave it a different look...
and it also makes it multi functional - i can either use some clothespins to hang up some "to do's" and other notes or adhere magnets directly to the metal and adhere that way! 


of course i couldn't just put up any old clothespins...
they had to be CRAFTY and CUTE...
with a touch of INSPIRATION!!  :)

{so i created these....}

seeing as it is GOOD Friday...
ENJOY it and make it a GOOD one!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

available at Vintage Glam {the Paperie Farm KITS!!!}

i am EXTREMELY EXCITED to introduce to you my good friend AMY!!
Amy is ONE VERY TALENTED PAPER crafter and has created
some AMAZING scrapbooking/crafty KITS for Vintage Glam...
and I am SO EXCITED that she did! 

{myself & amy} :)

HOW ADORABLE are these?!?!?
the boys will be BOYS kit...

INCLUDES 2 FULL 12 x 12 sheets of stickers
{you will have MORE than enough to complete this project plus some left over to use on other projects!}
~ PLUS ~

she has already painted, distressed, and
perfectly added a different piece of scrapbook paper
to each of the pages for you...
they are ALL YOURS to embellish and add the SWEET pics of your little one to!


the About a BOY paper bag kit....

Amy has created the "bones" of the project for you...
YOU add in your favorite photo's & journaling..
inside the bag she added in extra cards for pics & journaling!

AND...for the GIRLS...
isn't this SWEET!
you get the white distressed frame all READY TO GO with embellishments and everything...
just add in the photo's and WAH LAH you are GOOD TO GO!

these KITS are PERFECT
she has included
FULL COLOR step by step instructions
so you can either follow them exactly or if you are a more
experienced scrapbooker you can add in your OWN flair!

i think they ALL make a WONDERFUL GIFT idea as well!!!

THANKS for stopping by!
have a LOVELY day!

Monday, April 18, 2011

available at Vintage Glam {Sweets by: Ej}

i shared some photo's on the Vintage Glam Facebook Fan page...but hadn't had the chance yet to share photos on here of the Sweets by: Ej line...

Emily Reck has created a full line
of handmade "SWEETS" for kids...
here is how Emily descibes the line {in her own words}: 

Sweets is a Little Shop of Fun and Pretend. Your Little Girl will be able to Host a Tea Party in Style with Sassy Aprons~ Colorful Placemats & Napkins~ Delish Treats for Her & Her Friends to Enjoy !!!
check out her ADORABLE creations...
and all the items are simply PERFECT
to fill those EASTER BASKETS!!

{picture above by Emily}
these APRON's are A.DOR.A.BLE!!
and PERFECT for any little girl!!

how could you resist a SWEET TREAT like these...
chocolate chip COOKIES
sprinkle & heart SUGAR cookies and a
brownie bliss LOLLIPOP...
{AND zero carlories...THAT is the BEST!} LOL!

more YUMMY goodness with DONUTS...
{t-shirt pictured above is from MakMay designs}

{picture above by Emily}
placemats and tea napkins are a MUST
for every TEA PARTY, right!?!?

Emily's NEWEST creation is for BOYS!!
a cute ROLL UP ACTIVITY placemat...

{including CUSTOM lollipop NAMES...THEY are super SWEET!}

 stop by Vintage Glam TODAY
to pick up all your Easter goodies!!

i hope your week is off to a FANTASTIC start!

Friday, April 15, 2011

an AMAZING first week...

what a
first week at Vintage Glam!

i have met so many AMAZING people AND
have had the opportunity to see so many of my friends & family members!

i also continue to get in NEW ITEMS that i am just THRILLED ABOUT...
i want Vintage Glam to be FULL of all LOVELY & TRENDY items & i am on my way there...
just a little bit more time & i hope to have it OVERFLOWING with loveliness!

I HAVE TONS of photo's that i want to share...but tonight i wanted to show you my

what do you think?
we originally had some boxy type letters that just weren't cutting it...

the BEFORE pic {kinda hard to see the full sign but...}
my brother & his buddy were up for the day UPDATING things for me already.
we re-worked the sign...& added the lighting.
they hooked up the it is SHINNING just beautifully now.
and many other odd jobs!  i guess i could say THEY SAVED the DAY!  :)

my sign is UPDATED with my "Vintage Glam" FONT!
{MUCH MUCH better then the original!}

oh how i LOVE seeing the shop evolve into the beautiful shop that i want it to be!
ADDING fabulous items DAILY right now!

STOP on by if you get a chance...i would LOVE to see you!

{and if you are in town tomorrow - saturday - it's going to be a FUN FUN DAY full of things for the KIDS to do...face paiting, the EASTER BUNNY, children's activity booths & MUCH MUCH MORE!!}

have a LOVELY evening...and ENJOY your weekend!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

opening day at Vintage Glam....

my lifelong dream is my new reality...
i am still pinching myself that i am really LIVING IT!
Vintage Glam is officially OPEN for business in the Hutchinson Mall!
i opened up yesterday and it went AMAZINGLY well...
i had a BLAST laughing and visiting with some pretty special people in my life...
we even shed a few HAPPY tears together!  :)


{my camera was on MF instead of AF so this pic is super blurry...
but you can still feel the happiness in it,i love it!}
these chicks are THE BEST!!!!! andrea & michelle SURPRISED me...i immediately had tears in my eyes and just about lost it BUT it was a BLAST to have them there with me!  they also helped encourage me that everything DOES look i quickly got ride of all my first day jitters, thanks to them! :)

 gus. andrea. myself {eryn}. and michelle.
gus is the one that has actually given me the opportunity to turn my dream into reality...i credit actually OWNING my OWN boutique to him!!! {i still can't believe it!! HOORAY!!!}  he owns the hutchinson mall and has given me an amazing opportunity...i feel extremely BLESSED to be apart of such a wonderful group of people...definitely loving my new life here!

andrea & michelle have supported me and my dream from day one...they have encouraged me, they have pushed me to the next level, they gave me the confidence i needed in myself when i just didn't have it.  they are AMAZING women that i am proud to call my FRIENDS!

my #1 fans!! :)
my mom {sharon}and my dad {joel}
BLESSED indeed to have them in my life!  i wouldn't be here at this moment if it wasn't for the support of my amazing mother & father.  since the moment i told them that i wanted to quit my full time job and open up my very own boutique...they have been 110% supportive of me!  they have been here with me painting, cleaning, decorating..and then going home and doing the same...AND they are SOOO EXCITED for that in itself is worth it!
this new venture has also given me the opportunity to spend so much time with them...and i will forever treasure that!  they mean the world to me and Vintage Glam wouldn't be what it is today without them!

{life is GREAT!} 

 {i'll always be daddy's little girl!}

 amy and ken....
they pretty much make the mall run smoothly!!
they are both AMAZINGLY helpful and make my days here at the mall EVEN MORE enjoyable!

michelle and i.
i will be dedicating an entire post to this woman...SHE has helped me every step of the way...from start to finish...THANK YOU Michelle...i LOVE YA BUNCHES!!

feeling the LOVE!
flowers from gus, tom, and the mall staff.
a beautiful topiary from my brother, sister in law and kids
{with a sweet note telling me how proud they are of me!!}
and BRIGHT HAPPY daisy's from andrea & michelle!!

feeling BLESSED to be here!
{i need to hang a couple pictures over those ugly electrical boxes...that will happen SOON!}
thank YOU for all your support...
it's really EVERYONEs support and encouragement that has gotten me to this point in my life...
i couldn't be thank you THANK YOU!!!!
stay tuned...
more pictures of Vintage Glam PRODUCT coming tomorrow!!