Annie Sloan chalk paint workshops

Saturday September 13, 2014

Two workshops 10:00 – 12:00 and 1:00 – 3:00

Finally a paint that requires only a clean surface and most often no priming or sanding. Come and learn some very simple and basic technique;

–                Achieving a vintage look

–                Two color distressing

–                The rustic “chippy” look

–                Smooth modern finish

–                Using Annie Sloan soft wax, clear and dark, to achieve that desired look

Bring two small items – think breadbox size-. So as to learn how to achieve two different looks. All paints, brushes, wax, etc. will be provided. Receive a 10% discount on all Annie Sloan products, should you choose to purchase after the workshop.

There is a fee of $50.00 per participant that must be paid in advance to reserve your spot. Each class is limited to 8 participants. For additional information call Antiques at Camelot: (802) 447 0039 or Email camelot1@sover.net.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Workshops

Saturday September 13, 2014

Two workshops 10:00 – 12:00 and 1:00 – 3:00 

Finally a paint that requires only a clean surface and most often no priming or sanding. Come and learn some very simple and basic technique;

–                Achieving a vintage look

–                Two color distressing

–                The rustic “chippy” look

–                Smooth modern finish

–                Using Annie Sloan soft wax, clear and dark, to achieve that desired look

Bring two small items – think breadbox size-. So as to learn how to achieve two different looks. All paints, brushes, wax, etc. will be provided. Receive a 10% discount on all Annie Sloan products, should you choose to purchase after the workshop.

There is a fee of $50.00 per participant that must be paid in advance to reserve your spot. Each class is limited to 8 participants. For additional information call Antiques at Camelot: (802) 447 0039 or Email camelot1@sover.net.

STONEWARE COLLECTOR’S GROUP

FALL 2014 EVENT

September 19th & 20th

Buy, Sell, or Trade

The event will officially commence with a lecture at the Bennington museum, 4:00 PM, on Friday when Jon Meredith will give a presentation on Colombia County, NY Stoneware providing valuable information on this specialized area of stone ware collecting. The normal museum entrance fee, $10/ Seniors $9, applies.  If you have not visited the museum plan to go early as it is filled with many collections including Bennington and other stoneware.

Some exhibitors will set up under the tent on Friday before the presentation. However, the show begins officially early Saturday and runs through mid afternoon. Interested in buying, selling, trading or investigating the values of highly collectable stoneware this event is not to be missed.

Questions concerning exhibiting/selling contact Steve or Lorraine German, Mad River Antiques LLC at (860) 653 5733 or by email madriverantiques@aol.com .

Site questions/directions, call Antiques at Camelot: (802) 447 0039 or Email camelot1@sover.net.

Manchester Wood Outlet at Camelot Village!

manchesterwoodgroupCamelot Furniture Barn and Gallery sells high quality vintage, antique ,and preowned furniture but did you know that now you can buy new furniture too? Camelot Village is now home to the Manchester Wood  Outlet. You will find a large selection of locally made book shelves, tables, chairs, TV stands, kitchen islands, and cabinets.

New Kitchen Island  and corner cabinet with old kitchen unit!

New Kitchen Island and corner cabinet with old kitchen unit!

All of these items are available in the outlet for up to 40% off the retail price. Manchester wood offers affordable items using sustainably harvested woods. It’s worth stopping in and seeing how seamlessly old and new can blend together!

Repairing Furniture with Glue

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an example of a bad glue job

Dealing with vintage and antique furniture means dealing with wear and the ghosts of repair jobs past. Many of the pieces that come in have been glued badly. Glue isn’t difficult to use but most people don’t take the time to do it right. There are a number of different adhesives used on furniture. Wood glue, polyvinyl acetate, is the best glue for modern applications. Hide glue was used in furniture through the 1950’s and is still used in luthier work and antique restoration. Polyurethane glue can be used on wood as well but it expands as it dries leaving visible glue lines which are difficult to remove. We use wood glue at the Furniture Barn and we recommend that you use wood glue or hide glue. There are a few things to remember when using glue.  Continue reading

Architecturals at Camelot Village

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1900’s Sugar Pine Balustrade

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1890’s stained glass

We have always  had a small inventory of architecturals at Camelot Village but recently we have expanded our collection. I bet your asking what are architecurals?  Architecturals can describe a wide range of items but we use it to refer to structural and decorative elements of a house, barn, or building.  Doors, balustrades, stained glass, columns, railings, mantles, corbels, door knobs, hinges are all available in our architectural space.  By recycling pieces from older projects and selling them we keep useful building materials out of the landfill. Are you renovating a house from 1880 and looking for a period door or door handle to finish it off? Are you looking to add a sense of grandeur and space by installing columns in your kitchen? We can help. Are your looking for a fun and easy re-purposing project? Turn a door into a coffee table.Use columns or balustrades and make a classy one of a kind book shelf.   Our architectural inventory is growing rapidly. Some of what we have is available on line. We area always adding pieces and if you don’t see what you are looking for send us an email to camelotfurniturebarn@gmail.com and let of know what you need to finish your next project! Or fill out our on line request form. 

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Fenton Art Glass Company 1905-Present

img_8337The Fenton glass company is the largest manufacture of handmade colored glass in the U.S. Fenton was founded in 1905 by Brothers Frank L. Fenton & John W. Fenton in an old glass factory building in Martins Ferry, Ohio. They began by painting on glass blanks made by other glass manufactures. Soon the brothers decided to make their own glass and the first piece was made on January 2, 1907 in a factory in Williamstown, West Virginia.  Fenton’s designs from 1907-1920 were influenced by Artists from Tiffany and Steuben glass. In late 1907 they introduced “Iridescent” glass  also known as Carnival glass.   Continue reading

Fun Repurposing Ideas & Tips from Apartment Therapy

Get creative & take pride in repurposing

vintage, antique & previously owned items!

 

Here we’ve compiled just a few innovated and

functional uses for you,

but the ideas are endless: be creative!

Check out www.apartmenttherapy.com as it

was our source

 

1. “A testament to the transformative power of paint: this dresser-turned-kitchen island. With a fresh coat of paint, a few new accessories and a proper top, it makes a perfect budget-friendly kitchen island.”

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2. “You could use an old mailbox to store your everyday garden tools or even umbrellas & canes”

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3. “This particular pot rack was fashioned from an old ladder. It’s not too heavy, and it would be relatively easy to install. All you need is a few hooks to hang from the rungs, and you’re ready to go. If you wanted a cleaner look, you could sand the ladder down and paint it a bright color … something that matches your kitchen.”

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4. Examples of salvaged doors: their solid construction and interesting craftsmanship make them perfect candidates for chalkboards, vanities, tables of all sorts (dining, work tables, desks), BEDFRAMES!

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5. Repurposing Crates: “They’re the perfect item to DIY with and you can make everything from furniture to storage.” Ideas range from night

stands, book shelves, record storage, toy boxes, cabinets & closet organization.

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6. Kitchen Items: Mismatched teacups can be used for every day organization or perhaps as votive holders. Silverware can serve as napkin rings or hangers while glass beakers can offer neat organization for your spices.

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Find the Value of your Antique, Vintage & Collectible Items

Most days there is someone who stops in or calls looking to determine the value of the antique, vintage or collectible item. While many conversations expand my knowledge and perspective of the antique world, we don’t offer appraisal services free of cost. But, I’m happy to share the easy methods we use to determine what items are selling for.

The most easily accessible method is e-Bay. Many of our older customers who have been in the antique business for years attribute the loss of in-shop business to online sales. So, we’ve made the decision to go with the flow of online sales.

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