Dkora! Coming Soon

Dkora is a vintage boutique in Bonita Springs. We are currently working to open our doors in August 2014.
We will be featuring:
-painted furniture (refurbished, upcycled, repurposed)
-home accessories from mirror, lamps etc.
-vintage chic decor ( home or event)
-stylish jewelry
-and many more vintage goodies
ūüôā ūüôā If you are a vintage enthusiast you will love Dkora! Where vintage meets modern

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Hello

Ha pasado un largo tiempo sin escribir. He dedicado mi tiempo planeando nuevos proyectos . Espero darle nuevas noticias y ense√Īarle im√°genes de los recientes trabajos. Hasta pronto. The Vintage Lab

Comenzando el a√Īo con el pies derecho

Despu√©s de las fiestas Navide√Īa de haber compartido con los seres queridos y darle un poco de descanso al cuerpo, aqu√≠ en The Vintage Lab queremos comenzar el a√Īo con el pies derecho. Pero claro que s√≠, hay que darle espacio a todo lo bueno y estar firmes en nuestras metas y convicciones. Mente positiva y enfocada en esos proyectos que te van a dar frutos, ya sean econ√≥micos o satisfacciones personales. Debes tener en cuenta que debes ser considerados ante otros, respetar y valorar aquellos individuos que colaborar para conseguir tus metas. Piensa en el pies derecho antes de tomar alguna decisi√≥n.

Mis buenos deseos para todos los que visitan mi blog. Feliz Comienzo de A√Īo!

Primer proyecto de el a√Īo

Primer proyecto de el a√Īo renovaci√≥n de mesita

Mesita antes

Mesita antes de la pintura y despues de el lijado

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Esta mesita que era de color mahogany, la compr√≥ mi cu√Īada con el prop√≥sito de usarse informalmente en su sala de ver televisi√≥n como mesita de uso individual que acomoda ¬†un plato y un vaso.

Usé lija para remover el viejo color y se utilizó dos colores de pinturas para la técnica de glazeado. Luego se lijó algunas areas para que se viese gastado (distressed). Luce vintage pero moderna.

Home Christmas Vignette

Christmas Vignette

Christmas Vignette

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This year I didn’t use my traditional Christmas tree. So I decided to create a Christmas vignette. All my Christmas decor was stored out my house. All I had available in the house was this vintage props. Last night I came up with this vignette.

The Vintage Lab wish you a Merry Merry Christmas.

Modern Hollywood Regency Style Before and after Part 1

Fabric is old and dirty

Fabric is old and dirty

Now, with new fabric

Now, with new fabric

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see I love these vintage cane chairs  quite a bit.LOL.  I was so happy to found the settee/bench.  Let me  share the  before images.

The before

The before

The old velvet fabric was removed and I gave them a good clean. ¬†I want to keep the classy style and I used 3 yards (60″ wide) of a beautiful brocade fabric. After surfing the in ¬†I came to a conclusion¬† that Hollywood Regency colors was ¬†definitely ¬†the style I was ¬†aiming for. I have used semi gloss spray paint from Rustleoum¬†the primer and paint kind.

The inspiration

The inspiration

Above: Here is the inspiration.

Below: This is how my settee looks like so far. The chair is still drying but I couldnt resist posting my first picture.

The settee- after

The settee- after

I am planning to make some small decorative pillows. Next week you will see the cane chair after is done.

We are thankful for are followers

From the Family of The Vintage Lab

we are thankful for our blessings.

Great for Christmas Stocking $12 USA

Fofucha girl

Fofucha girl

Pencil Fofucha
Handmade fofucha. It is a topper that goes on your pencil, gel pen etc. They are also great as cake topper. Sweet Sixteen, Bride and Groom Cake Topper and many others.  Available in Naples Fl.
E mail me in you want custom order. Extra charge may apply for custom order.

Mirrored Furniture

I have always wanted a mirrored furniture.   One day I saw this beautiful desk/vanity at a store. I fell in love, it is was so beautiful. But no way I want it to spend high tag price. No this time.

I found this mirrored furniture at a store.

I found this mirrored furniture at a store.

The Vanity before

The Vanity before

At agarage sale i got this vanity. It was sturdy and all it needed was love. I got plenty  of that.  It was sanded it, painted it and added craft mirrors.

and look at it now. I am in love.

 

The vanity-after

The vanity-after

In the kitchen

Pasteles de guineo. ¬†In the kitchen, the ¬†creators of the vintage lab ¬†also we prepare for the holidays. It is are custom to prepare those traditional Christmas meals. Here are the pictures I took of my mother teaching me step by step; how to make the “pasteles”. They are very tasty and there is no one to compare with mom’s recipe. I hope one day to prepare some on my own. It is a long process but worth it. ¬†We wish you Happy Holidays. And to my mom thank you very much for your¬†love and¬†your patience. I love you mommy.

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Pasteles de guineos

Pasteles de guineos

The Golden Green Chair

Hi. Wow, as the holidays are approaching we are working hard to finish the last projects of the year at The Vintage lab.  This makeover I am going to name it The Golden Green , it is a cane back chair my husband got a few months ago. See  the transformation yourself. Click on image for description.