Many of us remember that old game from our childhood. We do – hundreds of them!
We’ve got red, blue, green, purple, orange and white buttons. We’ve got big buttons and tiny buttons. Check out jars of miscellaneous buttons or packets organized by color. We’ve also got wooden spools and packets of needles with cheerful 1940s and ‘50s graphics on them.
The pin packets are fun to frame, and wooden spools can be upcycled into painted beads for making garlands or wreaths, or turned into fun holiday ornaments, to name just two of the hundreds of ideas you can find on the Internet. And even if you don’t sew, old buttons can be quite beautiful as artwork. Glue them onto poster board into a design, or take photos of some of the most interesting ones to enlarge and frame.
The Warehouse is actually full of “smalls,” as they’re called in the antiques world. Salt and pepper shakers, chandelier crystals, Anna Lee Halloween figures, even vintage pool balls. You may not always be in the market for furniture, but you can always fit something small into your home!
We’re still painting away these days with Dixie Belle chalk paint, and there’s almost always a new piece that Diane has created from old, unwanted brown furniture in lovely colors, shades and washes.
Also, Diane is now taking appointments for cabinet makeovers in October. She’ll also teach you how to paint anything yourself so you can unleash your inner artist!
Oh, and don’t forget to check out our own Facebook page to see our live broadcasts every Wednesday at 10 AM. We’re never quite sure what we’re going to say, but we always have a good time!
We are open Thursday-Saturday, 9 AM to 4 PM, or by appointment by calling (941) 423-9000.