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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
馃檪 馃檪 If you are a vintage enthusiast you will love Dkora! Where vintage meets modern

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Comenzando el a帽o con el pies derecho

Despu茅s de las fiestas Navide帽a de haber compartido con los seres queridos y darle un poco de descanso al cuerpo, aqu铆 en The Vintage Lab queremos comenzar el a帽o con el pies derecho. Pero claro que s铆, 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贸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贸n.

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

Primer proyecto de el a帽o

Primer proyecto de el a帽o renovaci贸n de mesita

Mesita antes

Mesita antes de la pintura y despues de el lijado

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Esta mesita que era de color mahogany, la compr贸 mi cu帽ada con el prop贸sito de usarse informalmente en su sala de ver televisi贸n como mesita de uso individual que acomoda 聽un plato y un vaso.

Us茅 lija para remover el viejo color y se utiliz贸 dos colores de pinturas para la t茅cnica de glazeado. Luego se lij贸 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 聽quite a bit.LOL. 聽I was so happy to found the settee/bench. 聽Let me 聽share the 聽before images.

The before

The before

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

The inspiration

The inspiration

Above: Here聽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.

Mirrored Furniture

I have always wanted a mirrored furniture. 聽 One day I saw this beautiful desk/vanity at a store. I fell in love, it is was so beautiful.聽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 聽of that. 聽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

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. 聽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 聽the transformation yourself. Click on image for description.

Recordando los Tonkas

驴Qui茅n no ha jugado con un cami贸n Tonka? Cuando era una ni帽a jugaba con mi primo a los camiones. Eran indestructibles. Si te golpeabas en un pie, ay que dolor! Porque eran muy pesados. Me acuerdo que los llenabamos de tierra y luego los lavabamos 聽con detergente para vajillas. ! Que gracioso!

Hace unos meses comenz贸 una construcci贸n de nuevas casas en la ciudad que vivo. Al terminar mi dia en The Vintage Lab tenia que pasar cerca de la construccion. Y un dia vi como alinearon los camiones al terminar su dia. Fueron muchos recuerdos que vinieron a mi mente recordando los famosos tonka. Era tan impresionante que le dije a mi amiga que es fotografa. 驴Qu茅 creen? 聽Me sorprendi贸 con esta fabulosa foto, me sent铆 muy feliz . Quiero compartir con ustedes esta imagen. tal vez les 聽trae buenos recuerdos. Dejemen saber si tienes alguna an茅cdota que quieras compartir.

"Life is a work in progress"

“Life is a work in progress”

Esta imagen la llamare: “La vida es un trabajo en progreso”

Before and After: Vintage Modern Cottage Chair

See one of my latest project at The Vintage Lab. It was done on time for the photo shoot I had Thursday with my photographer friend.

I have to say that I wasn’t sure about the color of the fabric. But I’m pleased with the results. I聽have chosen this color because it can go well with the red for the upcoming holidays: Christmas and Valentine’s Day.

If Bicycles Could Talk

Rusty Schwinn

Rusty Schwinn

If bicycles could talk… what they would say?

The bicycle seat

The bicycle seat

Who was riding it?

The bicycle basket

The bicycle basket

What was loaded in my basket?

The bicycle pedals

The bicycle pedals

聽Where was the cyclist heading?

The Murray bicycle

The Murray bicycle

Rust in Peace

Rust in Peace

..Rust in Peace

Boho Chic Decoupage Divider

Boho chic

Boho Chic Divider

I always wanted to have a room divider that I could renew using style. At every garage sale I visited always looked until I finally found one for $ 7.00. I removed the white material and wooden rods.

Divider before

Divider before

 

This is how it looked before I got the 聽image from another website. I forgot to take a before picture of my project.

  • Scrap book paper
  • mod podge for decoupage technique
  • decorative tags
  • straw rope
  • Sequins
  • patience

I love my vintage decor.