Sunday, August 23, 2009

I have been busy as a little bee

I finally have received the push that I needed to get some of my painting projects done! I am now consigning in a beautiful shop, Sister's N Things. Lupe is the owner and the first person I met when I moved to Idaho. She has an adorable shop in Ontario, and I had participated in her sale. After the sale she asked if I would want to consign in her shop!! That was the push! I had a garage full of treasures that needed a little Tender Loving Care. I knew what I wanted to do to transform them, but the question was. . . what was I going to do with my treasures after their transformation??? Lupe answered that question for me.

So, this morning I was up early and jumped right into my project list!! First I had a plate rack with five little drawers that had a dark brown stain finish. I sanded and primed and put a fresh coat of Behr "Cottage White". I realized after I was in the middle of everything that I hadn't taken any BEFORE pics. I know, I know, it helps to see what kind of condition the treasure was in before it found it's new life :) I will try to be better and remember to get the Before pics so I can share :) After another coat of paint I will distress it.

I love the new Cottage look of it. (and yes that is my dining room table I'm working on, that way I can have HGTV on while I'm working :)

Next is a shelf that has two doors with glass inserts. It had a stain on it also and was looking a little sad, but I could see potential. Right now it is primed and I will be painting it black.

I love this black and white toile fabric and I am going to put it on the back of the glass inserts. This piece will be getting distressed also. So Shabby French Chic don't ya think??

I will try to remember to post AFTER pics when I'm done.

Until later,


  1. Those are just too cool. I wish I lived closer! I would so love to shop your treasures!


  2. Wow - Great redos. Especially the cabinet with the toile. It will look great black. I still forget the drill, and don't take pictures when I should.

  3. Hi Toni!
    You are brave to paint on your dining room table...I seem to get paint every where!!
    Love the look already on the pieces.
    That is super that you will be selling all the time :)
    Happy painting!
    Deb :)

  4. Your makeover to the furniture is lovely.
    I look forward to seeing them all finished.


  5. Everything looks great! I love everything painted white but I hate to paint...I wish I had a paint "fairy' at my

  6. WOW! You have been busy today! I can't wait to see how they turn out!
    Hugs, Lisa

  7. Toni, you have done a fantastic job painting these pieces!! So cute! LOVE the black and white toile fabric - it will be pretty with the doors.

    Good luck in your new adventures consigning. By the look of it, you will have fun!!



My door is always open & I hope you will come by often to visit, maybe have a cup of coffee or tea with me. ~Hugs, Toni~