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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Before & After - Desk

I'm popping in to share a before and after.  We are always game for a restyled piece of furniture, right?

When I cleaned out the garage a few weeks back, I discovered this darling desk.  It was in good shape - minor dings, missing veneer, but all fixable.

I am smitten with Maison Blanche Sugar Cane.  Just love this light white with blue tones.
The hardware was removed and painted in Maison Blanche Oyster. 

Why the crappy photos?

A gal popped in the shoppe looking for a desk.  She came to my home and is now the proud owner.  It never made it to the shoppe and therefore, no cleaned up, fancy photo.

We are open today 12:00 - 6:00.
Maison Blanche Paint is in stock
New Finds
Restyled furnishings have arrived



Monday, July 28, 2014

A New Week

Hello Vintage Lovers & DIY Junkies!

Hope you had a great weekend!  We did.  We had a relaxing family weekend at the cottage with dear friends.  We had to say goodbye since they are teachers and report to work this week!  
Yep, students arrive August 4...crazy!

As always, I must visit my fave haunts and I promise I will share pictures of my latest crop of vintage holiness.

It's a good thing I grabbed lots this weekend, because you all wiped out the shoppe!  Furniture, smalls, handmade, vintage, found - you name it, you bought it!

Thank you so much for your support.  We appreciate it more than we can express!

We will be restocking, ordering and restyling all week long.  
Hope to pop in when I can and share updates.

Cheers to a great week!



Friday, July 25, 2014

Going, Going, GONE

Happy Friday!

I am excited for this day.


Goin' Pickin'!

It's time to reload the shoppe and jump-start fall furniture makeovers!

What does this mean for you?

Besides all the new finds, I hope to score, we are marking nearly EVERYTHING down.

Clearing out, unloading, saying goodbye, so to their forever home!

Furniture, home decor, accessories, summer items and lots of accessories.

OPEN Today & Tomorrow 10:00 - 3:00.



Thursday, July 24, 2014

New Products

When I was testing several paint companies last year, I was most interested in the quality of the products, the variety and the ease of use.  
I tried a TON of paint and always tested the white, black and waxes.

In addition to the products, I was interested in the company philosophy 
and its approach to product offerings.

When I tried Maison Blanche Paint, I was quite pleased.  
When I opened the wax - I was hooked.
Done, call off the search.

After multiple interviews with the owner of Maison Blanche, I discovered she was eager to stay ahead of trend and was constantly trying and developing new products.
That was music to my ears!

This past weekend, Maison Blanche introduced numerous new products, new lines and lots of new finishing products.

 See the glitter in the finish?
A whole new product line!

Additional, new finishing products!

This is in addition to the 42 delicious colors!

I am constantly learning with Maison Blanche.  
This company is a leader and innovator in this growing business!
We are open today 12:00 - 6:00.
I look forward to seeing you!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pinterest Party

I have learned my lesson. 
I will not say: never, final, last or any other word that indicates it will not happen again!

We are holding a Pinterest Party for the Monogrammed Wreath!

You might have seen this before.  We kicked off our Pinterest Parties in January and have held a wreath making party every month since!

I love it!  Clearly, so do you.

Here are the details.

Wednesday, August 6
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Includes instruction and all supplies.
RSVP:, in the shoppe or at (614) 402-4103.

Grab friends, your daughter, your mom & join us!

Many people that have taken this class have made additional wreaths for gifts.  
Yes, people are already making Christmas gifts!

Have a great day!


Monday, July 21, 2014

Painting our Fireplace

I am so excited to share a makeover today!  
I am thrilled that it remains in my home and we marked it off the To-Do list!

As you may know, we live in a farmhouse that was built in 1901.  There was an addition in early 2000 that did not marry the old part of the house.  We are slowly (too slow for me) updating the newer section.  If I had time, money and more time I would paint the woodwork white.  Since that would probably end our marriage, I am attempting to paint everything else white!

Here is our latest completed project!

This Fireplace is in the new section of the home and was a bit dark and a bit pink.

In the winter, I painted the mantel and surround in Maison Blanche Oyster.  I held off on the brick because I knew there was no going back once I hit it with paint.

The wait ended this weekend.

So light and bright!

Maison Blanche Paint in Oyster
One coat

I am sticking with one coat of paint.  I love the texture of the brick and the variation in coverage. 
As far as a top coat goes, I am waiting to see how it wears.  I believe we will like it even more as it wears naturally.  But we will wait until winter to determine our approach.

Hubby is usually a huge help on home projects.  However, he chose to sit on the couch and be my cheerleader as I painted away.  

Hope you love it as much as we do.  Maison Blanche no-prep paint ROCKS!  If you have been waiting, debating or contemplating painting your fireplace or brick, I encourage you to go for it!  
Very easy.



Friday, July 18, 2014

SALE Time!

I am still in vacation hangover mode.  All week, my days have been off, so I was delighted to realize it was Friday.  Woo-hoo!

We are open today & tomorrow 10:00 - 3:00.

Anything I am tired of looking at, is on sale!  
We need to make room for all our Fall Goodies.  Sorry, I said Fall.

Buffet, finished in Maison White and La Bonne Terre (both neutral) NOW $285.

Old Farm Table $125.

Prestine and detailed antique. $395.

Primitive trunk $65.

There are so many markdowns and new treasures in the shoppe.  It is a great time to stop in!

OPEN 10:00 - 3:00 Today & Tomorrow.



Thursday, July 17, 2014

Do Not Hump

I found this while pickin'.  Please tell me where this sign could have been posted!

It is a cardboard, printed sign.

It's a keeper and will soon be hanging in my guest room!!

Open Today 12:00 - 6:00.

Farmers Market opens at 4:00, be sure to swing by both!



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

New in the Shoppe

I am looking forward to opening the shoppe today!  I have been there nearly every day since we returned, but I look forward to working and seeing friends & customers!

I am also anxious for you to see some goodies that arrived.

Shabby night stands, restyled in Creme De Menthe (Maison Blanche Paint).

Here is my coveted buffet that I grabbed on my last day of vacation.  I wanted to use it as a checkout counter, then considered it for my kitchen island and now I am thinking I will restyle it and put it in the shoppe.  So many options.

A single locker, in as found condition with great shelving.  She is in the shoppe.

We pulled this from a barn a month ago and I am smitten with this restyled rustic piece.  The drawer pulls, the key hole and the divided drawers make this a charmer.
In the shoppe.

Out of a Michigan courthouse, these seats are perfect for a dining area, kids desk space or even in the den/living room.  In the shoppe in authentic condition.

Open 10:00 - 3:00.

Also, have a few spots left for tonight's Pinterest Party.
Teen & Adult Party
Jewelry holder/Memo board
Weathered frame with chicken wire.
$35 & everything is provided
Call/text: (614) 402-4103