Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I am over the moon with excitment!

 Hello Everyone!

  Have any of you ever had someone that has been
an inspiration or idol to you visit your blog? Well, that
just happened to me in my last blog post! For us older
bloggers, designers, and artist we have been doing the
shabby chic and distressed look for many years, I don't
really want to date myself so I'll say a little more than
ten years. When I hear the word shabby chic two people
come to my mind, Rachel Ashwell and Christie Repasy.
It was Christie who inspired me when it came to that
kind of design. I love roses and old things, and when I
picked up my first Romantic Homes magazine (over ten
years ago) it spoke to me and I bought it! I fell in love
with her and the shabby chic style, I looked at that magazine
everyday for months, years. I saved it and went to go find
it so I could scan the cover and her story inside but I can't
find it, I think it's in the stack that's in my buffet which
has a bunch of furniture I bought last weekend at an estate
sale and a few other places. Anywho, I found her on
pinterset, then the next day I found her blog... I was so
excited to see her name and to see what she's been up to
as of late. I was so excited to find her and posted in her blog,
how excited I was to have found her and that I have been
a fan for years. Never in a million years would I think she
would come visit little ol' me! How cool if that! If you
don't know who she is here is her blog: and she is also on
pinterest. She also has a website so you can see her paintings I have never seen anyone paint
roses like she does, her work is one of a kind. I can spot a
Chrisie Repasy painting with my eyes squished. LOL

I also wanted to update you on the things I found and will
be in my shop soon. I'm finishing up a custom order now,
and will start painting and getting furniture and chalkboards
back in my store. I also want to thank all my customers who
buy my furniture and chalkboards as fast as I can paint them.
You guys ROCK!!!

I guess I should have done a little editing on the pictures first. I left out
quite a few things. The antique mail sorter I'm keeping so that will be
the last thing I finish (sigh). Have a great day and I will keep you updated
when the furniture and chalkboards hit my shop!

Much Love,

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Antique Church pew reveal

I am so excited I finished the antique church pews!
I'm trying very hard not to take my listing down
off etsy. As soon as I finished them I took them
right outside, took pictures, and moved them to the garage.
I knew if they stayed inside I would keep them.
I'm giving people the option to have these distressed or as is.

I'm adding this to Claudia's blog:
Go there and check out all the wonderful things people have been making!

 Ok, here's the before and after:

Click on pictures to enlarge

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Antique Church pews sneak peek!

I am so excited about my antique church pews that
I cannot wait to show you a little sneak peek. They
are not done as I  still need to distress them and upholster
the smaller one. I LOVE, LOVE, Love the fabric! These
are going to be so hard to sell! It's just a little sneak peak
but it's worth it, if you love church pews.

An old trunk re-do

Here is a before and some after pictures of the trunk
I've been working on. I'm hoping to have my antique
church pews done today and listed in my shop tomorrow.
I hope everyone had a great Easter!

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Shabby chic dresser and headboard


   I have finally finished the dresser and headboard. I'm
still working on the cutest shabby chic table and chairs.
I so wish I could have left the table as it was when I
purchased it, but it has so many huge paint runs down
the sides. It was the best shabby chic paint! It's also
missing three appiques so I made my first ever mold
so I can replace the missing ones. I need to mix the
wood putty and get those going. I'm putting the table
on the back burner as both the chairs need work as well.
My next projects are going to be AWESOME! I bought
two antique carved church pews and an old chalkboard
that is huge and hangs on a wall. The pews and chalkboard
came out of a church in Texas. I will include pictures under
the dresser and headboard. I wish everyone a Happy Easter!