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Thanks for stopping by The other gabor sister!  We recently moved to blogger and would love for you to come check us out!

The new name is Vintage Restyled and can be seen here:

Many new projects are happening daily and I hope you will follow along.

See you soon,


A New Blog

Good Morning!

I will be back on Monday, April 4 with more projects!  I will be posting at a new location and I hope you will come along.

If you have been following this blog for a bit, you know about the booth, Vintage Restyled.  In an effort to keep things easy and cohesive, we jumped to Blogger and changed the blog name to:

It has a fabulous new look – thanks to SimplyKlassic and is a bit more user friendly.  Have a look!

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Thanks for following along at The Other Gabor Sister, I hope you will join me in my new location!


Featured Technique

Good morning!

I recently shared with you a chair makeover in a french inspired paint finish.  Based on the feedback, which I sooo appreciate, I completed some other pieces.

Before with primer

It isn’t necessary to prime first, but I wasn’t sure which direction I was heading with this table.  So, the legs got primed.

With it’s first coat.



Over the blue went gray, then a light sanding and a stain.

All done

I sanded the top and stained it with dark walnut.  I will put a wax finish on top, then it’s out the door!

But it is NOT going to the store!

This coming week is Spring Break!  I will be taking a break too.  When I return in April, I have MANY, MANY exciting things to share! 

1) I will look different

2) I will share exactly where this table and many other pieces are going!

Thanks for following along!  Have a great week.


Green Apple Love

Good morning!

Spring arrived this week!  Outside Hubby planted an apple tree.  An actually fruit bearing apple tree.  It may be a few years but we will soon enjoy Honey Crisps! Yum!

Inside the house, Green Apple spray paint was put to work!  I know the aqua is all the rage – and I picked up a can of that too, but for some reason I am all about the green.

Rusty Metal Stand

New life with paint.


Brown Plant Stand goes green

The legs are distressed to tone it down.


Since I have one live plant in the house, I have opted for a magazine stand!

Before Metal Cage

Please ignore the crap projects in the background.  Looks much better in green:

Green Mug holding Roses

This morning I woke to a coating of snow!  So much for Spring decorating!  I must dig out the winter coats that I just managed to put away.  Stay warm and have a great day!


Vintage Restyled gets an Update

Hi All,

I believe I am a bit behind on sharing photos of Vinatge Restyled – my booth.  It has seen many changes lately.

Added this

And the booth looked like this on 3/9.

But as luck would have it, items sold…yeah!

So we added some more things on 3/15.


And the booth looked like this.



But then I happily sold some bigger items and when I arrived on Monday, the booth was a mess!

What a mess!

When the media sideboard sold (sorry JJ), all the stuff was scattered around.  Now it looks like this:

2 tier metal basket from the flea

Metal stand in my new fav color

That green is my new spring color.  Many items have been transformed!

Plate stand scored on Sat!

Ready for Spring

Hope you have a great day!  As always, your comments are encouraged and appreciated!


A Thrifty Weekend


Hi All,

It is amazing where this hobby/business has taken me in such a short time!  I am branching out and trying new things weekly.  And surprising even myself!

Another bonus to all of this, are the people I meet.  I had a “girl date” (as my hubby calls it) on Saturday morning with a fellow blogger! 

Kimm of Reinvented is a true blogger!  She has been working it for a few years, has traveled to Blissdom, has advertisers and an amazing following.  The beauty is she lives in the same town that I do!  Small world, since I have been a follower for some time now!

Our date took us to the flea market!  We were both newbies, but had no trouble navigating our way.  We each scored some treasures and the creative juices were flowing.  I love that Kimm is right here in town and loves the same stuff I do.  I hope to thrift with her again soon.  Be sure to check out her blog, she is quite creative!

I promise to share pics of my thrifty finds, but right now I need to show you my french inspired chair.

I got the chair at an auction.  It had no seat, but Hubby made me a wood one.


Following a technique that Miss Mustard Seed has perfected, I painted the whole chair with a funky blue.  It was an oops paint from HD.

Brushed Blue

I did not sand or prime it, just painted.  Next, using 80 grit sandpaper, I roughed it up a bit.

Roughed up

Then came a gray paint – another oops color.

Dry brush gray over the blue

I have to say, I was liking it at this stage. But, I sanded even more.  I was going for the distressed look.



To tie it all together, I applied a stain to the entire chair, wiping it off with a paper towel as I went.

With stain

For the seat, I used 3 inch thick foam, covered in Duck cloth.

All done

The cushion is so comfortable!

look how thick!

I hope you like it, as much as I do!  I believe this is a keeper for now!

Tell me what you think about this new technique.

Thanks for stopping!



I’m Vintage?!

Happy Friday!

Almost a week ago I celebrated a birthday.  As with every birthday, I was feeling a bit old.  No pity party for me though! I played the birthday card and dragged the family to an antique mall up in NW Ohio.

So, I am already feeling a bit old and imagine my surprise when I spot this baby:

This vintage outfit was being sold at the mall.  Yeah, it isn’t too pretty and it wasn’t pretty when I wore it 19 years ago in a wedding!

My dearest friend JJ made all of her brides maids wear this gem.  Talk about making the bride look good!

Since much time has passed and JJ and I are still friends, I think it’s okay that I let her know those dresses were hideous.  Love ya JJ!

So there you have it, I am officially part of the vintage market.

Have a great weekend!


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