Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A lot of stuff!!!



Oh my!




I have been out there collecting vintage furniture and my purchases have taken over half of the garage!



I look like a hoarder right now...luckily this stuff will be delivered to the painter really soon... who will be re-freshening these vintage pieces for me!



I have decided to go with a professional painter who can put a wonderful glossy white finish on them!  

No more painting for me...as it never turned out the way I envisioned!



So excited to see them all done...they are scheduled to be painted early next week!



Now that I have a lot more time to devote to my small business...I have been able to put a lot of thought into it over the past few months and have overhauled my business plan!


One of my first steps is to have my furniture finds all professionally painted and mixed with some wonderful small vintage items...
and new colorful pillows, picture frames and other fun things I find at market in July!  


In the meantime, there will be a "Re-decorating" sale going on in both my Gas Lamp and Franklin Antique Mall booths starting July 3rd!


(Oh, these cute elephant plant stand/side tables are not going to be painted...I just think they are such a great find!!)


Following all of your wonderful blogs has been such an inspiration to me!  I am looking forward to sharing this journey!


Happy Wednesday!

Caroline





Monday, June 28, 2010

A Pop of Orange for Monday!



"Orange expands your thinking.

It reduces self-consciousness and allows you to express yourself with confidence.  Use it in your home when you want to feel younger.  It is the color of laughter and celebration!!"
 
quote via House Beautiful


Great places to use Orange:

Child's Room Wall
A Border for Note cards
Boxes
Pillows...


and a few ideas...







via Lonny




...actually this is my summer bag!

Toss Designs...one of my favorite companies to find that catch-all bag!!


Friday, June 18, 2010

A Yellow Chair!



...so I finished this cute vintage cane chair in a glossy yellow...


...wish I was better at remembering to take "before" pics, but I always forget!  I guess I am too excited to get started on it...

Also, I am very excited to take my business to a new level with an informational website and new products very soon....just have to keep working on it!!


Happy Friday!

Caroline



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A New Find...



....so I found this yesterday...and added some glossy white paint to it...and I am loving it right now!  


Just need my husband's help lifting it up and putting it in place!



It is all about re-using, re-inventing and re-freshening!



Happy Wednesday!



Friday, June 11, 2010

Pink roses, rooms and zebra prints!


...so yesterday, I was trying to take a picture of my little Westie-- on a beloved chair of my grandmother's that I had reupholstered-- but Tuffy was not in the picture taking mood!



Therefore, while I was finishing up painting a table I noticed a few pictures that I had on my little "inspiration board" -- I noted that these beautiful pink roses went very well...



...with a recently published room in Traditional Home...



that I just adored!!  


  and a fun zebra print fabric, that I have fallen in love with at The Fabric House here in Nashville! 



I thought they all went together beautifully!


Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Caroline