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Happy 10th Anniversary

Happy 10th Anniversary

A little story before we get to pictures…
Today (June 22, 2015) is the 10th anniversary of the day that Johnny V and I met in person for the first time. We had been introduced online by a mutual friend (online, because John was living and working in Malta, off the coast of Italy). Once we connected via email, we started IM’ing and webcamming for the last two months he was still in Malta. The day that he came home to FL, I brought sushi over to his house so we could have dinner together and finally meet in person. When he opened the door and our eyes met, I was like a deer caught in the headlights. I was a goner. It was certainly a first date to remember! Happy Anniversary, John!

Here’s a grab bag of photos that never got plugged into any post, so I’m sharing them in no particular order. I did get more varnishing done today, and I’m thinking we just might be able to wrap up the varnishing this week. Soon, we’ll be putting The Lounge back together!

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L – R: Ollie’s $3.69 huge tablecloth, the old tabletop that is not salvageable (boo!!), construction zone sign, cipherin’.

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L – R: Stained, not varnished (is that like “shaken, not stirred”?), edging for cabinetry, two pillows I made using Michael Miller “Framed” material. I really wanted a red blanket, but it was impossible to find. Lo and behold, the chocolate and reddish burgundy look very nice! And there’s my fun little $2.50 “rocket surgeon” sign sitting on top of the fuzzy rug by the fuzzy pillow! Yeah, we’re living plush.

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L – R: Just a few of the goodies I’ve collected from thrift stores, retroplanet, amazon, and given to us over the years, the original rock guard now refinished and rebuilt and spiff-ified, the cool metal diamond shapes we installed behind new clearance lights, and one of the new marker lights.

Hand-painted wine glasses.
Hand-painted wine glasses.

That’s all for now…I was daydreaming of decorating and going through photos, so I just had to share them with you!
Eclectic Dawn

We’ve got painted bowls, mandala silk scarves, and lots more!
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Atomic Treasures

Atomic Treasures

I realized that I’ve been neglecting to post fun little treasures I’ve been collecting for The Aquatomic Lounge, so this post will be totally atomic. I always keep my eyes open for things with these criteria in mind: atomic-ish, retro, red, aqua, white, black, space-age, lounge-y, chrome, and small. It’s a vibe, what can I say? 🙂

minibar2013First up is the mini bar. Every lounge has a bar, right? So I made one out of a cheap unfinished box, using craft wood for the shelves, red felt from a pile of sewing stuff from my MIL, a chrome cabinet pull from my hubby’s old cabinet shop, a piece of jewelry from my gran,  some paint, and prayers. My hubby is the woodworker, not me, but I wanted to do this as a Christmas present for us, so I couldn’t ask for his assistance. I think it turned out pretty nifty!

 

flymetothemoonJULY2014Another fun item is this cute Madame Alexander doll that I got at Ollie’s. She was marked down and marked down and then half price clearance. She’s only eight inches tall, and super adorable. And I am NOT a doll person! I think she is going to perch up on the pointy color-changing star lamp (shown on the Resources page). Too fun!

atomic.coverAnd check THIS out! I got two atomic fan covers in chrome. $1.99 each on ebay. I may concoct a little speaker cabinet and use these to cover the small speakers, or maybe inset them into a cabinet door. I couldn’t pass up the atomic coolness for that price, as I know we will find some interesting use for them!

I’ll post more items as I take photos of the bin of goodies. We’re getting a bit of a collection together, all from very thrifty shopping (I intensely dislike paying full price for anything).

I also added these adorable items to the resource page (got them all on sale with a summer coupon):
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Until next time, re-use, recycle, and upcycle, and get that glamper spiffed up and rollin’!

Eclectic Dawn

 

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