Monday, October 29, 2012

Mark Your Calendars - November Events!

Hi friends.  Tons going on in November - time to start Christmas shopping!

November 1st-4th
First Monday Trade Days
Canton, Texas

November 2nd-3rd
Rusted Gingham's Barn Sale
JB Wells Park
Gonzales, Texas

November 8th-11th
Neath the Wreath Holiday Market
Presented by the Junior League of Collin County
Plano Centre
2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.
Plano, Texas

November 15th-17th
Christmas in the Country Barn Sale
Flint, Texas

November 16th-17th
Old Red Lumberyard Market
600 E. Louisiana
McKinney, Texas

November 16th-17th
Historic Flour Mill District Market
401 E. Virginia
McKinney, Texas

November 16th-18th
Third Monday Trade Days
US 380 - 2 miles west of US 75
McKinney, Texas

November 16th-18th
Fredericksburg Trade Days
at Sunday Farms
Fredericksburg, Texas

November 23rd-25th
Fredericksburg Trade Days
at Sunday Farms
Fredericksburg, Texas

November 24th-25th
City-Wide Garage Sale
Palmer Events Center
Austin, Texas

Friday, October 19, 2012

Mellow Yellow

Happy Friday friends!  I picked up this little side table from a resale shop this week. 

I loved the pattern on the doors - it reminded me of the patterned wallpapers, pillows, rugs, etc. that I've been seeing so much of lately...and I love!  Something along these lines:
Wall Stencil Moroccan Dream - Reusable stencils instead of wallpaper

So, I knew I wanted that pattern to really stand out.

And the yellow is such a happy color!  I lined the drawer and the inside shelf with this fun contact paper.  It's for sale so I hope someone else loves it as much as I do!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Quick look at the "After"

You guessed it - I forgot to get "before" photos - I'm the worst!  Trust me when I tell you this little two-drawer side table was straight from the 70's. 
I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Antionette for the first time.  I added gray and white on the drawers for a little sophistication.  I also wanted the Mercury-glass pulls to "pop" on the white.  I'm picturing this in a little girl's room but it is far from childish - can't you just picture a great little chandelier with it?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Sometimes it's the little things...

...that make us the happiest! 

I'm a pretty organized person but you would never know it if you looked at my paint, craft and project supplies.  They are spread across two dressers, two closets, two bedrooms plus the garage.  I'm always having the hardest time finding things and it makes me crazy.  I'm not even close to getting everything in one, organized place but I did find something today that made a small dent.

I spotted this little homemade bookshelf at Goodwill today (for $9.99).  I took one look and just knew my chalk paint cans would fit perfectly.  I painted it and stapled burlap to the back.  And just look how perfectly my paint cans fit - I can actually see every color - so wonderful!  I still have a huge goal to get fabrics, papers, stencils, etc. all in one place but this little bookshelf made my day!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Country Drab to Modern Fab!

My mother-in-law gave me these matching end tables to use for a paint project.  This honey-oak color is probably one of my least favorites - mostly because it's the color of our current bedroom furniture and I'm really ready for something new!  The tables were really solid and I knew I could transform them.

I painted them with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite.  If you have not tried the Graphite it is like a charcoal gray.  Annie Sloan does not currently offer a true black.  (The graphite is my favorite color to use for stencling).  I painted the drawer a contrasting white and changed the drawer hardware to one that looks like Mercury glass.
Much better - don't you think?