Saturday, July 31, 2010

Recreating the Unwanted

Can I just tell you that I am exhausted!  I was sold out of my frames on Etsy so I had to "recreate and replenish".  Thursday and Friday were spent searching for new inventory and then today has been spent working, painting, sanding, distressing, sealing, cutting, displaying, photographing, editing, and listing my new three new items...whew!!!! This Etsy thing is a lot of work....but I do love it :).  

What do you think?

These are my upcycled vintage and antique frames that I fix up, put lipstick on and send back out into the world for a second chance at love :).

These would be great displayed on a wall as a grouping.  My antique chalkboards are wonderful for weddings and nurseries.

For more info on these frames check out my Etsy shop at 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Why Yellow?

As a follow up post to my last post, here is the inspiration for my "sunshine yellow Hollywood Regency esque" upcycled lamps.  

source unknown 

Photo: Geoffrey Hodgdon.

So much fun....

Ok going to bed now.


Sometimes a Girl Just Needs Some Color!

While I love all things white; white slipcovers, white linen drapes, white lamps, white furniture, I still, every now and then, get a sudden urge for dose of color.  Take for instance these brass lamps. I could tell immediately that they would look hot in a bright Hollywood Regency-esqe color.  

What color did I chose?



YELLOW!!!! Bright, sunshine, make me happy yellow!

What do you think?  These make me soooo happy!  Too bad I already sold them....

Ever wish that you could get back something that you created?  And yes I know they really don't go with my decor...but man I miss those lamps!

Oh well....just another day's work..

Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Painted Bliss

I got a new toy. 
Or shall I say...we got a new toy..
That's right, we went out and got the mack daddy air compressor and paint gun attachment! This is going to make our paint jobs so much easier and faster!!!  

In fact, look what we knocked out in just one day...

I say one day but we actually came back today to sand again and then repaint and seal but hey it was soooo much faster than normal.  

We turned out this beautiful French blue dresser with original hardware finished in a glossy white!!!   This would look darling in nursery or child's room.  

Pure painted bliss...


Saturday, July 24, 2010

To Do List-Get Organized!

Remember how I said my "big little grey house" was small?  Well that was an understatement...especially now that my little side Etsy business is taking over every room...literally.

Here is my cute little screened in porch that I was going to paint cottage white and then sit out and read design magazines and drink lemonade...yeah not going to happen anytime soon.  With the Atlanta summer heat, this space has turned in to a place to work, paint, clean my frames and vintage items, and get some relief from the heat and bugs.  And no those are not body bags hanging from the walls...but rather my new coffee sacks that just came in and I am airing them out.  Lovely huh?

Oh and these guys are all over the place...I love my frames but man do they take up a lot of room...

My would be office that has turned into another space to put frames and now shipping boxes.. and all things without a home...

and how about that dining room..huh? Won't be having any formal dinners here anytime soon..

Are your eyes burning yet?  

Well this morning I woke up and decided I couldn't take it anymore...I am almost finished with the living room/office area and then I am off to organize the screened in porch.  I am determined for it to stay this way until....well at least until Monday morning :).

Cleaned up the dining room and organized boxes...when in doubt, find a basket to disguise clutter.

Cleaned up my little makeshift office...

Organized my frames that are ready to be shipped out...

Ahh much better.....  

Of course my dream would be to have a entire room to devote to my little side business...something like this

Check out the framed, painted in a soft teal, peg board...this would be perfect for my frames!

or this...

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A girl can dream right???

And to all my Etsy do you stay organized?  Where do you keep your inventory?  I would love to know...shoot me a quick line in the comments.


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