"Keep your heart open to dreams. For as long as there's a dream, there is hope, and as long as the is hope, there is joy in living."


Monday, January 18, 2010

Photos of the new shop!

Here are some new pictures of our new shop Not Too Shabby. Karryann made a beautiful burlap pillow to go with my wingback chair. The dresser is Karryanns and its beautiful, I love how the large mirror compliments it.
Come by and see us!We've got coffee!!
*Custom Upholstered Chair
*Darling Shabby Dresser
*Ornate Beveled Mirror

My Favorite Table!!

Beautiful Shabby Chic Table $650.00
Here is my latest project I finished! Isn't it beautiful? It looks like it came out of a Billards Designs catalog! But the problem now, is that I want to keep it :) However it's at my new shop Not To Shabby. You can't see it from this picture but it has a beautiful iridescent gold finish, something new that I am experimenting with. So far so good...

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Exciting News!

I've been givin the best opportunity! For the past year I have been at Melange in historic Folsom and now I am relocating across the street to Not To Shabby. Its a beautiful little shop but also comes with two really great people. I'm always looking for a new opportunity and I have found one that works great for me and my family. My family couldn't be happier for me and I'm very thankful for the support from them and also my friends. I am so looking forward to the year ahead! Stay tuned for some of our upcoming events!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The day came to a cold end...

This is how the day ended. The weather turned cold and so my last resort was to just put a hot light close to it. I was determined! Hey it worked :0)

Victory! It's painted!

These are my new dining room chairs. I love them! I will be covering the cushions in burlap.

Here is the dresser from "my projects" posting. Isn't it pretty in white? It still needs to be "shabbied."It will be going into my shop.

Here is the matching table to the dining room chairs. I love this also!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A day of hard work!

I finished sanding, priming and painting my soon to be shabby chic furniture! It was a long two days but it feels good to have it done. I had a few minor complications with my paint sprayer, the sun and cold weather. I decided that my technique of painting wont work during the winter months. What I do is spray my furniture in bulk so its all done in one day but when the sun isn't on your side, you have dry time problems. Oh well its done :0). I love after a hard days work, to sit and see all of the beautifully, freshly painted white furniture setting all together giving off a wonderful clean glow. Very pretty :0) For me this technique is only thing that works since I'm always just short of time(aren't we all).I forgot (always)to take some before and after pictures of what I have, so what you see is what you get. Some of the pieces are for my lovely little home and some are to be put in the shop.
Well I just looked for my adapter to upload photos but it seems to be in my hubbys truck who is not here right now so I will post pictures later! Hope everyone has had a wonderful day :0)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Back to Alameda!

Were off again! Cant wait to see what new goodies we find (my hubby and I)! Looking forward to visiting friends from Not to Shabby(nieghbors of Melange in historic Folsom)Karryann and Bobbi at space S-2 and Marilyn at space C-6. The weather is supposed to be nice...we'll see :)