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Rags2Retro has its first space

27 Aug

I am so excited to announce that in Sept 2012 we will be opening a space in Kaboodles a new shop in downtown Denison Texas.

Below are a few sneak peaks at some of the projects I plan to have ready for the store’s soft open in Sept:

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Desk & Rolling Chair

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2 Blonde Wood Barstools

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Globe & Stand

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Night Stand/Side Table w/ 2 Drawers

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Framed Canvas #1

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Framed Canvas #2

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Framed Canvas #3

I am working hard to get these and many more done ASAP – Check back in a few days to see the final products along with a few more projects!!

– Jen –

Busy busy busy

11 Apr

So FINALLY got a few projects together to take to my friend’s shop Junk and Jewels and I think everything turned out amazing! However in true me form I forgot proper photos so some of these are pretty bad – sorry!!

 

Stools: These 2 stools are my fav. I did not want to let them go!

Stool before           Stool durring

   Stools before                                            After first coat

Stool before and after              stool after

BEFORE and AFTER                                       In the Shop

 

Canvas Quotes: (these photos are the worst I know!!)

be strong              Happiest

Be strong                                      Happy Girls (SOLD)

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Be the Change (silver)

 

Magazine Stand:  I adore the bamboo look!

Magazine stand before                  Magazine stand

BEFORE                                                        AFTER

There were a few more items also so check out Junk and Jewels for her amazing stuff and to see these and other Rags2Retro originals.

– Jen


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Chasing my dreams…

26 Mar

Its been a while since my last post. I have no real excuses just life rearing its ugly head again – its been a rollercoaster lately but I feel refreshed and back on track to chasing down my dream!

 

In honor of dream chasing I created a beautiful canvas as a constant reminder….

 

Here is what I was working with before:

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And here it is after a bit of Spray Paint and Vinyl magic:

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Much better don’t you think?

 

(If you are interested in purchasing the above canvas is listed in my etsy shop now) www.rags2retro.etsy.com

 

I also made a 2nd canvas for a co-worker’s birthday….

 

Here is the before:

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And the after:

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Lets just say he REALLY loved the after and laughed when he saw the before!!

 

Lately I hit a few really great Estate sales with the husband so I hope to have a few addl projects to share with you soon so check back!

 

Until then I will show you a pic of my next project in the mix… bet you wont even recognize them when I am done!

 

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– Jen

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Another busy weekend…

7 Nov

How come when I finally decide to do something everything else around me decides its going to be more important than what I have planned? I guess such is life right? Despite many objections from the things around me I actually got 2 projects done this weekend!

See below for before & after pics:

I call this the Amoeba painting – really interesting right? LOL

Amoeba painting - before        

                                                                                            BEFORE

A few coats of paint, some vinyl and a few minutes under the sander and this is what we have I obviously love this quote):           

 Amoeba painting - after  

                                                                                            AFTER

Amoeba painting detail - after

                                              Check out the detail – you can even see some amoeba shining through!

 

Up next we have this beautiful wooden wall medallion. Loved the look before but not quite my style:

Wall medalion - before          Wall medalion detail - before

                               BEFORE                                                                             BEFORE DETAIL

 

After a few coats of paint, some verathane and distressing this went from just pretty to PRETTY AWESOME – I am loving the metallic sheen it has:

Wall medalion - after              Wall medalion detail - after

                                    AFTER                                                                             AFTER DETAIL

 

– Jen @ Rags2Retro

Rags2Retro@yahoo.com

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I’ve got the mooOOooOOves like MacGyver…

27 Oct

So last night i decided to take a stab at dismantling this awesome rotary phone…

Isn’t she a beauty? I def think so!

Before Phone

I decided to do the smart thing so I searched for a tutorial to get some idea of what I was in for – easy enough right? Once I had read up and I thought I was well versed I went at it removing the back first and then… my phone was nothing like what the tutorials told me of course!!! Onto plan B and since the smart choice was already taken I went for the next best thing I channeled my inner MacGyver and after some furious wrestling skilled maneuvering all was where it needed to be!

Before Phone guts

Yesterday i started on the spray painting and hope to have this baby done and ready tonight – cant wait to share the final product!!

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Since they inspired my title here is my daughter’s fav song of the moment:

 

 

– Jen @ Rags2Retro

rags2retro@yahoo.com