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

Monday, July 30, 2012

Olympic Spirit @ Oregon St. Antique Mall

Olympic Spirit
our Oregon St. Antique Mall booth.

New items were added.

Booth freshened up!

Go Team USA!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

$10 office makeover

When we moved into our house in Redding, CA almost 8 years ago, we were looking for an extra room for Mr. Smith.  
We needed an office for him to work peacefully away from distractions.

Fast forward....
I started a business and it has taken over our house-literally.

Tried organizing a few times to make the office more efficient.

This is the only picture I could find of the horror that was once the office.

Mr. Smith had to resort to lying on the ground or on the couch to work on his lap top.

(He had a mess in his part of the office too).

We really needed shelves-a whole wall of shelves.  It was going to cost us too much.  Mr. Smith found a metal broken ladder for $5.
He had a vision.

He needed bleacher seats-the old wooden kind.
I told him to dream on-we would never find them.

He asked one guy-who happened to have old bleachers from Shasta College.


Mr. Smith needed to brace them and found bed rails for $5.

Let the magic begin.

Mr. Smith will post on how he made them.

He painted the wall white.
 It was a brown color before.
He wanted his office to look like Starbucks.

It's nothing short of a miracle.

What once looked like an episode of Hoarders is now a functioning room again.

It got so bad I couldn't even reach the light switch to turn on the light.

Do you hear the angels singing?

I do.

Mr. Smith needs to find some old lamps that he can use the cord for and he will rig up the 2 galvanized lights.

He made some bigger shelves on the sides to accommodate my large jars.

I thought I would have to go out and get more jars for storage but I raided the pantry.

We left the desk in the middle of the room and will use that as the packing station 
(as with any horizontal surface in our house-we shall see how long it takes before it gets covered again).

Thank you Mr. Smith-
now you can use the office again!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

New Second Location for The Smith Hotel!

We are so excited to announce that The Smith Hotel has a second location in Redding, CA!

Yesterday Mr. Smith and I moved in at
460 E. Cypress Ave,
Redding, CA.

We have a window booth!

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy 4th of July and Sale Info!

Happy 4th of July!

Just started a summer sale 

Just add "Summer" into the coupon code area to receive 10% off your purchase!

Have a great day!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Red Cross Dresser

Red Cross Dresser

The inspiration started here.
Mr. Smith painted Boy Wonder's dresser with the French flag.

Flags were on my mind.
Small dresser with gloss black paint.

Painted it with CeCe Caldwell's Simply White.

Mr. Smith did the outline of the cross.

Painted the cross with CeCe Caldwell's Traverse City Cherry.

Waxed, buffed, and added white knobs.

Took it to the booth and decorated it with
items you might find at a hospital.
Possibly as a nightstand.

What was once an ugly duckling,
now is a beauty.

Wouldn't it look cute in an all white room, next to a white iron bed with a red and white quilt?

Have a great 4th of July!

Mrs. Smith painted this dresser!

Joining: Savvy Southern Style- Wow us Wednesday!