Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Blue Washstand. . .

So I asked a woman at my booth if I paint to many things blue, she said no that's your speciality. Yeah I thought, I always hear about "niche" in the business world. Blue is going to be mine! I just want the world to know I can, and will paint other colors. I am not prejudice against non blue furniture! Well regardless I am going to roll with it. . .or at least until it goes out of style. Any hoo without futher ado this is my most recent "before/after"!

My husbands cousin, gave me this piece(Thanks Shannon). It is for sale in my shop!
Have an awesome day!!!



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Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I love owls! I just wanted to showcase a little guy I found that I just listed in my shop. I think he is super adorable.

I love shopping for furniture, but I think I have always had a love affair with vintage decor, clothes, jewlry, and purses. I mean even before they were vintage. I have always liked this stuff. I am thinking of reopening my first store on ETSY, it was called Not so Vanilla, and sale the above mentioned items out of it. . .hmm!
If anyone is actually reading this post still, I need a prayer for guidance and direction!
Have a great day!
Hope you enjoyed the vintage owl!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Blue Chairs

Well I have been missing in action, not really just have not blogged in almost a month. I actually think I have been in a creative rut, well really a rut period. . .not sure if it was creative or not! Anyway I have had alot on my mind. I have been thinking alot lately, well my husband tells me I actually have to much time to think. I have always been a thinker, or I like to say a dreamer. Anyway, I had posted earlier that I wanted this blog to become a little more personal. So, I should tell you what I have been trying to figure out. I think I mentioned I was trying to get into nursing school...well I got in, and I got out. After months of deliberation, I just felt that it wasn't what I really wanted to do. I think I would be really good at most aspects of nursing. . .its just that it is not my dream. It was a way to make good money, and then I would probaly get to pursue my dream...which to remind you, is to open my own painted furniture store. I do have a step in that direction, a little booth I rent in my hometown. I really enjoy making things to put in it, and when I make a sale, well that makes it that much better. I will show you some of my booth pictures.

"Sisters and Friends"
That is the name of the store my booth is in.
So, this post is called "Blue Chairs" and I have yet to even mention chairs, or let alone blue chairs. Well, I did it as a tutorial.
The pictures can tell the story.

This photo reveals my little secret...

They are not quite finished, I still need to paint the outsides of the wood slats, and adhere them to the chair. I have been working on this project for so long, I just wanted to cheat a little and pretend I was done. Is cheating a little, like lying a little. . . it's still a lie.

So anyway, you may wonder why I just did not recover, well I tried and it just did not look right. The other thing, why would you use oil base is such a pain. Well that is because I am all about reusing old wood, and this wood was from our old entertainment center we tore down because it was to small for our tv, and it was already painted with oil base paint.

With that being said, did you notice the floors in the living room? That is what we did this past weekend. Tore down a wall and tore up the carpet, this last picture is a sneak peak of post to come, the redoing of our living room. . .YEAH!!!

I have alot more things to discuss, or ideas that I have been rolling around in my head! Did you notice the old books in the picture? Well they are a part of what I have been thinking about...

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