The ramblings of Mrs. Smith as she shops, decorates and anything else she deems funny!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Some new furniture in my booth!

Mr. Smith is my painter.

After being married for almost 20 years
 (this March), we have learned our strengths and weaknesses. 
Apparently my weakness is being a bad painter (at least that's what he says).

So I let him paint without my help.

Ok, I may occasionally go out into the garage and check on him. 
 Maybe throw him the occasional cookie or snack.

Mr. Smith does ask my opinion on the paint color. 
Sometimes I throw caution to the wind and come up with some unusual color/furniture combos.  Mr. Smith thinks this is a strength of mine (picking out furniture colors).

So we are adding pops of color to our booth. 

I also wanted some things painted grey.

I convinced Mr. Smith to buy a can of Annie Sloan chalk paint in Paris Grey. 
 Needless to say he fell in love. 
With the paint....I wouldn't know how great it is because he wouldn't let me paint anything (not complaining at all). 
 But I trust his opinion on paint. 
 He just let me pick out the next few colors (like the Barcelona Orange) when he got over the price of the paint. 

He even painted a couple of chairs and recovered the seat in canvas drop cloth.

Next we had a fun curvy dresser that needed some attention. 
I thought it would look really good with the union jack painted on it-see so many on blogs and thought we should try it out. 
Mr. Smith said he would give it a try. 
 We had a buyer before he even started painting.

Mr. Smith is still working on it. 
I think it is turning out smashing! 
 Oh, yeah the buyer lives pretty close-like in the same house. 
 Our son, Boy Wonder decided that he wanted it in his room (he smiled and said it in a half excited voice). 
 Now he is a teenager and is at the point of his life where he doesn't like anything. 
 So when he said he wanted it (in a very nice way) he was going to get it. 
Plus it works right into his bedroom redo for this summer(needed to update his room since he will be going to high school in the fall).

Oh and the best news is ..... we have another dresser that Mr. Smith will be painting the union jack on to sell! 
 He is already talking about how he can improve on the second one.

Yep, I'm okay with my weaknesses....

Monday, January 16, 2012

If you give a girl a $5 can of oops paint......

If you give a girl a $5 can of oops paint....

She will ask for her yellow walls to be painted....

She will decided to change the mirror over the mantle....

And hang new curtains and add new pillows....

And move furniture....

And create a new vignette on the wall....

She will swipe the hallway chalkboard....

And find a clever quote....

And remove all clutter....

And end up with an empty hallway wall....

To be continued....

Friday, January 6, 2012

Sale at Etsy Shop!

Stop by my Etsy shop this month!

Enter JanuarySale
to receive 10% off your order!