Hello friends....I feel like such a blogging schmuck! I don't mean to be so absent, I just have a lot going on in my life right now.
I have been wanting to share some of what I have been busy with and just now have had the extra time to put this post together.
Here is just a little sneak peak of a few furniture pieces I have been refurbishing.
I was lucky enough to snag many of these pieces at local animal charity rummage sale.
I picked up some awesome furniture and helped some deserving animals at the same time.
Gotta love that!
Pay no attention to the sleeping Miss. Carmen.
All these pieces will be for sale in my new shop at 92 Main Street very soon.
I have started to work on lot's of colorful aprons and was trying to come up with a creative way to display them.
I love the gorgeous paper mache body forms that I have seen in high end catalogs,
but I don't love the price.
I decided to create my own!
My local Costco sells bathing suits on these cool plastic body forms.
I talked the employees into letting me have a few extras that customers had elected to leave behind.
I pulled out all my fabric scraps, my scissors and some Matte Mod Podge.
After a lot of snipping and pasting, I ended up with some beautiful shabby chic boddy forms.
I think my Couture Aprons will look great on these ladies.
I also was thrilled to find this gorgeous Jacobean dining room set. I also bought the dining room table with three leaves (leafs?) and 6 chairs.
Pristine condition and I even have two keys to lock the china cabinet.
The price was soooooo right!
My good friend Kathy of Shumate Auction House, sold me this great hutch.
Perfect for displaying lots of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ Brand Decorative Paints and supplies.
I have two ladies coming Friday to spiff up the wood floors at the shop and then I can begin moving my things in and decorating.
I finally have internet and phone service and love my new shop number.
I had it memorized in 5 minutes!
Little by little it is all coming together and although life has been pretty hectic, I am still taking time to appreciate the beauty around me.
Like the beautiful moon tonight and the sweet heart shaped, morning dew coated leaves of my favorite Redbud tree.
Helps me keep it all in prospective.
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.
PS....just got the word that I will be one of the stockists representing the Annie Sloan Unfolded Brand at the Atlanta HAVEN blogging conference on June 21-22. If you are going, be sure to stop by and say "Hello".
I am looking forward to meeting many of my blogging friends and sharing lot's of great CHALK PAINT™ information.