I have three Victorian sofas. One is the fabulous purple one that has become the unofficial hallmark of Borrowed. I have another smaller gold grapeback which is waiting to be upholstered; and I have this one. I had a heck of a time choosing fabric, wanting something unexpected. I finally settled on this black on black and decided I may as well go black all the way, painting the wood in a glossy finish. This wasn’t easy for me to do because at heart I love to preserve historical elements.
I think the finished product will make a very elegant focal point for your event.
Ok – I admit to being a little tiny bit over-attached and maybe just a little bit over- enthusiastic about some of my inventory. Obviously I love everything, that is why I chose it for my shop. But seriously? This church window is from the Lantz United Church. Families are paying to have new windows installed and as they take out the old window, the family that sponsored the new window gets to keep the one they take out. I actually have two of them – one has just the white glass with snowflake pattern and this one has the colored glass around the edge. I am hoping to purchase a third.
The sweet ladies that I bought the windows from were so happy that they were still going to have a “sacred” purpose. I love that too. I promised them pictures from their first wedding and I’ll soon be able to make good on that promise.
Pick me! No pick me! That is what my chairs seem to be saying to each other as they are preening and showing off their new coats of paint and upholstered seats. They are acting mighty pleased with themselves and can’t wait to show off their new looks. Clearly Ms. Mustard and Grey (*no relation to Christian*) is very happy with her makeover.
For this episode of as found to rental ready I am totally capitalizing on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic for selfish money grabbing purposes. NO – not really, these folding wooden chairs just remind me somehow of the pictures you always see of the deck chairs salvaged from the Titanic. And I love the antique-y faded look of the fabric. And I am lucky enough to have 2 ♥
I hear choirs singing when I look at this sofa! Or maybe its a soprano opera voice. Heck may be its even the angels, I just love it so much! I struggled with this purchase because it was hard to imagine the finished product. I said I would take it and then I said I wouldn’t. And then I did – and look what I ended up with!
Here is another completed chair. Love that shabby chic look! If I was planning a wedding, I would want my ceremony seating to be a combination of pews, benches, sofas and chairs – just like this one!
As a photographer I know how expensive it can be to purchase items to help make your photos more visually interesting. Not to mention finding a place to store them and that you want to avoid all your photographs having the same look. Once you’ve used your props in a few photos, you start to want to give the next clients a new and different look.
We can help you out! One day rentals for photographers will differ from the prices indicated, so send me a message to discuss.
Happy Tuesday after the Canada Day long weekend – stay cool and keep your beautiful pets out of your vehicles!
The vintage picnic basket and lovely old quilt I used in this engagement shoot are from Borrowed.