Well, after expanding the shop we needed to add flooring! Trying to keep the cost down, we had Home Depot cut plywood into 12" strips, the we nailed the strips down to the sub flooring, and stained and sealed it! If I must say so myself...IT IS BEAUTIFUL!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
WARNING** The photos you are about to view may be disturbing to some viewers!! ALL of these projects are from TODAY!! Needless to say....We are CRAZY BUSY!!
|An old door, some vintage bread racks, rusty chain burlap and old chicken coop tin = A new display shelf for sugar scrubs!|
|Some reclaimed wood is now a FARM TABLE!|
Monday, February 11, 2013
Here I am again! Just showing up like this, after I have been MIA for so long. Well, if you follow me on face book, then you know how busy I am, but I can't make excuses!! Well, today, I finished a project! It was an old Chicken incubator but now.....It could be an Island or even used as an accent table! As I always say, take something that would be trash and make it into something useful!!!
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Well as we are nearing the end of 2012, I have been looking back on all of God's blessings of the year! I must admit, there have been years that I cannot wait to be over with. Hoping for a better new year, and dreaming of what the future will hold. However this year, has been a year of dreams coming true for me, so I kinda hate to see it go! Back in March I found a little old house just a few blocks from my house that is a flower shop. I stopped in and asked if she rented space and told her what I do, and she agreed to rent me a "bedroom" size area for my little shop! While it was great to be there, it was not exactly what I had dreamed of, but it was a good start! I was there for 4 months, and in July, I noticed a building that had a "FOR LEASE" sign out in the front. I went to school with the owner of the building, so I called and asked how much the rent would be! I was in "STICKER SHOCK" and thought that I would never be able to do it. I was with a friend and we started thinking of ways to make it happen! We moved in within a week!!! My daughter is a photographer, so she has a portion of the space for her studio, she pays rent!! It did not take long to get a few people in to "pay rent" to help out with the cost of the building! Every day I walk in the doors, I feel like I need to pinch myself. Could this be possible? OF COURSE IT COULD!! With God anything is possible! When I leave every night, I get this feeling of gratitude and just smile at how good God is! I am so glad to be able to give others the opportunity to be in the shop with me. While it helps me with the rent, it also puts MONEY in their pocket! I enjoy having them there to give our customers a variety of items to shop from! Besides my furniture, repurposed items and RUSTY JUNK, I have Candles, Body Scrubs, Jewelry, Women's clothing, Children's clothing, Cowgirl Boots, Florals, and of course an IN HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHER! Everyday I wake up, I can't wait to get to work! I love meeting all of my customers, who about 98% of them follow me on Face Book! I have people come in from all over the USA, just to see MY SHOP, and to MEET ME! Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that someone would actually want to meet me, much less ask me for my autograph!! Yes, it's true, I have given my autograph!! It seems so funny to me, because I am just a small town southern girl, who works hard and enjoy what I do. I can never thank God enough for all He has done for me. So many people ask how it is possible for me to share so many other face book pages that do the same thing I do, and still keep my business. My reply to them is the old saying My candle light does not go out by lighting another! I owe it to God to be that LIGHT in this old world, and that is how I want to do my business. I started my FB page in hopes to be an inspiration to others. Not only in decorating and painting furniture, but also in LIFE. If you are reading this, please go to my archives, and start reading my "CHAPTER" blogs. Then you will understand why I am so blessed today! Have a Blessed and HAPPY NEW YEAR...John 3:2-1 Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in Health, even as your soul prospers!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
I have been so busy trying to get client pieces done and Christmas shopping, I keep forgetting to post my tree! This is at the shop, I went around just finding things all over to decorate it with! Let's play "I SPY" Look all over and tell me some thing you SPY on the tree!!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
I know, I know, I neglect this blog too much! I am glad there is not a hot line for someone to report me, they would probably take my blog away from me! I have been so busy at the shop, and Face Book seems to be my GO-TO for posting! I just wanted to share a few Christmas items I made. Nothing special, just fun!
|Box of garland, ball jars & pine cones!|
|A beautiful skate made by a friend (face book ReBlinged)|
|wreath for my front door|
|Christmas nest made from a piece of garland!|
|Sheet music and bling!|
Sunday, October 21, 2012
I have been asked to share my homemade chalk paint recipe. So here ya go. Nothing extraordinary, I found the recipe on a blog myself! I use a container from Home Depot, fill the container up to the 20 oz. line with any brand & any color latex satin paint. Then I use a dixie cup, to measure out the plaster of Pairs. I got that idea from a friend who makes her own chalk paint too. I pour the plaster of Paris up to the first line of the cup, and then about equal amounts of warm water. Mix it up until there are no lumps, then pour the mixture into the container of paint. That should give you exactly 1 quart of paint! I like to make my own because of the volume of items that I paint, it is more cost efficient for me. Don't get me wrong, I love the designer brands too, and if I didn't have so many pieces to paint I would use them!