Monday, August 4, 2014

What is a Board Foot?

According to Storied Salvage, a board foot is a measure of volume of a piece of wood. To calculate it, simply measure the length X width X height then divide that number by 144. There is even an online calculator to figure out board feet for you.

If you are working on projects involving reclaimed wood, Storied Salvage is a good page to follow on Facebook. I love their tagline "Architectural Salvage with Provenance."

Happy reclaiming.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

How to Participate in a Page Share Day

I've had a lot of questions about how to participate in a Facebook business page share party so here's a quick tutorial.

1. Go to the page having the share party and find the share post. I'm using my party to demonstrate.

2.  Write a note to the host to introduce yourself or to say hello. Then type in your URL [the web   address of your page] or copy and paste. The example below was copied and pasted. This will cause your page photo to show after you press enter.

3. That's all there is to it. Then visit the other pages, let them know you liked their page and how you found them. Your message will show up on their "Posts to Page" section and they will get a notification that you posted. Hopefully they will answer you back and like your page as well.

As you can see, I liked her post and commented back. 

4. Keep in mind that a like from your personal page has more social media currency than a like from your business page. In the example above Christine liked me from her personal page. And I liked her back from mine. 

I host share parties on my page on Mondays although I usually let them post on Sunday nights. Please stop by to share and hang around awhile checking out the other pages. Let me know if you have questions I somehow didn't manage to answer. Please do so on my facebook page. I'll answer questions posted here as well but I don't check this page every day.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Tutorial Share: Mason Jar Sewing Kit

There are so many great tutorials out there that I've decided to share a tutorial each week. This week it's a Mason Jar Sewing Kit that is cute and a great little gift. 

from It All Started With Paint
Of course I'd prefer to make it with a vintage aqua jar but I love the idea. I think some teachers I know may be getting them for Christmas. Just click the link in the caption to get the step by step directions.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Keller's Flea Market

We made a pit stop driving home from Savannah, Georgia today. I thought we'd be doing a lot of picking but our plans changed as our vacation evolved.

We visited the South Carolina  Aquarium and spent time with family
On the way home we found a flea market outside of Savannah. They had some great old rusty stuff.

Thanks for the firefighters collecting for MD who helped us find it : )
Mr. Vintage was in a hurry to get back home but I had time to snag two Canada Dry wood crates, a 1950's Boy Scout camping cot and a few other goodies. I didn't have time to get photos of my finds but I did get some of the rusty pieces just lying around.

I wanted the grill on this tractor so bad!
This is the first piece we saw
Great set of rusty chairs
I'm hoping to get back there soon.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

You Never Know What You'll Find When You Clean Out The Garage

I'm in the middle of a multiple day garage clean-out and re-organization. You see, last year Mr Vintage paid a handyman to move all of my treasures, admittedly unorganized [because I was caring for him after surgery] to the garage.

I am finally getting the chance to get it organized so I'll be doing a running post of some of the stuff I find. I will admit I was devastated when my stuff was moved and I have no plans of letting it happen again. It's taken me so long because I had the year from hell in my day job and did 5 shows last year.

Tiny baby shoe forms
Vintage bunting getting some needed sun

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Polka Dot Flea

People loved digging through the buckets
I am finally able to start to catch my breath after the Polka Dot Flea. My booth was very industrial and you don't want to know how long it took me to wash and sort all of those faucet handles in the buckets. I made industrial flowers in bottles as well. I don't know if I've ever worked so hard to get ready for a show. 

This was taken before I "fluffed" on Saturday morning

I even forgot to get photos. I "stole" the photos above from the Polka Dot Closet's post today.   One creation I especially liked was one of the first to go. Made from a large piece of driftwood, it was one I was tempted to keep…

Driftwood sculpture sharing a hook with a vintage scale
I am thankful to Kathy Gonzalez for getting this photo for me. She is running a slideshow with photos from the show on her website this month. Be sure to check them out.

This show will hopefully be an annual event. I personally can't wait and hope I remember to get photos myself next year!