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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Turkey Crate

Sometimes, often times, I find goodies that I want to keep.
If it works in my little home, I hold on to it.  If not, it lands in the shoppe.

As found at the World's Longest Yard Sale, this turkey crate came home with me.

Hubby attached wheels and we actually flipped it, so the top would be solid.  
Perfect for a coffee table.

I dry brushed it with Maison Blanche Oyster paint.

And she is in her new home.

This was a bit difficult to part with.



Monday, September 29, 2014

Barn Sale Recap

Thank you All for a wonderful Barn Sale!  It was fantastic!
We loved seeing so many familiar faces, catching up with friends and meeting new folks.

We filled our gorgeous barn with lots of treasures.

Thursday evening was the busiest by far!  Everyone knows the importance of being there when it opens for the best selection.
But we continued to welcome shoppers Friday & Saturday.

It was fabulous and we are so thankful for the support!

We are regrouping, taking inventory and restocking the shoppe.

Enjoy your Monday!



Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Barn Sale Goodies

We have been working hard to get the barn ready.  There is so much good stuff that I almost want to keep some. 
But that's how I got in this situation to begin with!
Some items have been in the shoppe, some are freshly picked and others will debut at the sale.

There is something for everyone - restyled furnishings, future projects and everything in between.

Here's a look:

There will be pictures of the other side of the barn tomorrow!

In the meantime, I am in the shoppe today.  We have new goodies there too!

OPEN 10:00 - 3:00 & 6:00 - 8:00!



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Barn Ceiling Complete

Hubby and I have been married for 19 1/2 years.
We continue to put our marriage to the test with some projects.
Painting the cottage in the spring was a challenge and this weekend we painted the small barn ceiling.

This project sucked.

We started by insulating the ceiling.

Then installed a tongue & groove ceiling.

It looked and smelled fabulous!  But the fresh wood didn't work with all the old wood, 
so we decided to paint it.

We found a few 5-gallon buckets of barn paint in the basement and decided to give it a try.

We cleared out most of the contents of the barn.

Then we covered the floors.
We figured it would take 2 coats and we would be done.
We would work together, while watching college football.

That's when things started to suck.

All I could find on tv was Good Times.  In fact it was a Good Times Marathon.
The paint we planned to use was runny and dripped, so we had to tape off.
Then, the wonderful grooves in the wood, required us to brush and roll.
It sucked.

After 15 minutes I was done.  I mentally checked out and started whining like a 5 year old.
Then got slap happy and rolled paint right over Hubby's head, all over his hair.

That didn't go over well.

We somehow managed to do half of the ceiling without killing each other.

It looks fantastic!

Sunday Hubby worked alone and finished the other side.  
Needless to say, we both think it looks perfect with one coat!

Now I am focused on this barn and Hubby has checked out!
Filling it with treasures, projects and fun finds for the sale.
We are still married.  We will take a break from these sucky projects and have some fun this week.



Monday, September 22, 2014

Barn Sale Week

How is it Monday already?

I'm shifting gears and Melody & I are focusing on filling the barn with lots of goodies!

Great finds and fabulous deals!

See you Thursday!



Friday, September 19, 2014

Getting some Rest

The weekend is here!  We have one soccer game.  Not 8 like previous weekends.

What will we do with all our free time?  

For starters, we will finish some projects in our home.  
This is one that came out of no where.  You see I got sick a few weeks ago with a sinus infection.  I swore I would go rest in bed for a bit.
I got all comfy, under the covers and started looking around our bedroom.

Hmmm, that is the ugliest fireplace ever.  Inside is stuff I placed there when we moved in!  Holy crap, that is baaaad.

So downstairs I went, grabbed a mantel I had found when I was pickin' and Hubby figured out how to improve the situation.

The next night, while trying to rest, I decided it needed to be painted.  Maybe I'll paint the tile too.

Clearly, I wasn't going to get any rest in the bedroom, so I moved to the guest room.

If the master bedroom was bad, the guest room was even worse.  While resting, I came up with a theme and some goodies to go in that room as well.

Sorry no photos - I was trying to rest.

So on our wonderful weekend off, we will be bouncing from the bedroom, guest room, Big Barn to set u for the sale and the small barn to paint.

Perhaps then I will get some rest!

Enjoy the weekend!  We are open today & Saturday 10:00-3:00, some see me!