Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Resale Shops

I love visiting resale and antique shops.  Stepping into one of these stores is like time travel or a hidden treasure hunt. It's a great way to spend the day. The last time I went to "Kudzu" in Decatur, GA, I brought my camera with me. The pictures turned out great and gave me lots to play with when I got home. I still have about a hundred photos that I haven't even touched yet. Here are a few to share. 

1. Spotlight Dancers - This was a wood cut out that was propped up against the wall. The paint was very faded, so I went with black and white and added the spotlight. 

2. Many Hats - I used a lens to enhance the reds, and play down the other colors.

3. Retro Fireplace - I used layers to make everything black and white with the exception of the fireplace, artwork, desk, and fan. The fireplace was this color. An amazing retro piece.

4. Green Room - Just a great space. I didn't have to do much here. The colors were fabulous together. I ran it through a cross process to give it more of a retro feel. 

5. Going Places - I love this photo. It's one of my favorites. I ran it through a earth tone filter, and then applied a hot wax coating. Really proud of how it turned out.

I hope you enjoyed these. Let me know what you think!


  1. I have several of those old trunks (thrift story diva myself). And I love what they did with the pics. I'll have to try that. And your pics are amazing!

  2. Thank you! I love going to these stores. My whole house would be done in antiques and retro pieces if I could afford it. But, I guess with the pictures - I get to bring a little piece of it home with me. :-)