Finding rusty old junk is fun! Nevertheless, I have found that no matter how much "stuff" I find and collect, only God can fully satisfy my heart. Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Shabby makeover in robin's egg blue and some exciting news!

It has been a very busy January. I have started working full-time again as a high school choir director, in addition to directing the music for The Sound of Music at the local arts center, and therefore have not have much time for blogging. I love my new job, and I think I am finally starting to settle into a routine at least.  Now I can finally get back to blogging and decorating. My house is still a wreck from Christmas... I hope I can manage to find time for a little cleaning and Valentine's Day decorating this week too.

 Although things have been crazy between adjusting to the new schedule and recouperating from the holidays, my husband and I have still managed to continue junking throughout January and we have had a blast!

This weekend we found this ugly little chest of drawers but we knew it could be great with some TLC. We had been wanting to try out a robin's egg blue color on something and the piece turned out so well that we are both hooked on it now. My husband isn't at all into "foo-foo" as he calls it, but he knows what looks nice so he usually indulges me on these things...

It looks great and the color really puts me in the mood for spring although I wish nature wasn't so messed up right now and winter would do what its supposed to do.

 We found the hardware at Hobby Lobby and mixed some leftover green and blue paint that we had in storage and it was exactly the color we were wanting. A coat or two of paint, a light sanding and distressing, topped off with dark walnut stain and voila! We love it!


We have finally decided to open a booth at a well-established antiques mall in our area! My next post (which I hope to have up by Wednesday) will be our official grand opening post! Here is a sneak peak with this little chest all decked out for Valentine's Day. Didn't it turn out just adorable? Remember its up for sale if you are interested..better snatch it up before I decide to bring it back home!!!

                                                         Oh SOOOOOO SHABBY! 

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  1. yeeehhh! Looks so cute! Lurv those vintage valentines!! Good luck to you guys...Melissa

    1. Very pretty, Amber! I just did a dresser, too, using the Annie Sloan Duck Egg chalk paint. It is very similar to this color and I just love it!

  2. Beautiful transformation, love the color! go you!!....stopping by from Color It Simple

  3. Love the chest! I am a first time visitor and a new follower!


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