Getting My 4th On! (No & Low Cost Party Decorations!)

Hello sweet friends!, As I mentioned last week, I wanted to turn our old barn red picnic table into a color that resembled drift wood. At the Haven conference, I saw how they had used Annie Sloan Old White and Paris Gray, to create this look. Once we got it on the back patio, I […]

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint’s New Color! (and other paint updates)

Hello y’all!, That’s how I talk, now that I’m back from Atlanta! I really wish I had a southern accent! I think they sound so soft and pretty. I think I’ll spend this week, telling you about some of the great product info I learned, at the Haven conference. Today, let’s talk about paint! Are […]

Deal of the Week!

Greetings! It has been a busy and productive weekend! There were flea markets and yard sales out the yazoo and I only hit a handful of them. Mr. Wonderful scored double points this morning, when he took me to a stellar sale! It’s where I found “The Deal of the Week”! I really shouldn’t show […]

Back to the Work Shop

We had a great weekend at Veranda Antiques! Between yesterday’s parking lot sale and customers buying at Veranda, I had better get back to painting and sourcing more treasures! That’s a good thing! We brought my console table, that I painted with ASCP old white, clear waxed, with a bit of dark wax in the […]

Where Did the Week Go?

This week passed so quickly, I’m not sure it really happened. The good news is that it started at the Sacramento Antique Fair on Sunday and I found a number of cool things for the shop, including this old rectangular mirror, shutters and large candle holders. I squeezed in some Craig’s list shopping.. Doesn’t everyone […]

Figgy & Flax, Meet Annie Sloan

Hello all!, I met two darling young women at today’s Sacramento Antiques Fair. These two lovelies are embarking on a new adventure, selling their beautifully painted furniture and unique treasures. If there had been a prize given, for most beautifully designed booth, these two, Heather and Ashley of Figgy & Flax would have been the […]

Annie Sloan & My Nightstand

Happy Saturday!, If your looking for a fast furniture fix, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is about as fast as you can get! No, this is not a paid advertisement, but checks are always accepted, Annie. I’ve had this old nightstand next to my side of the bed for nearly 25 years. The top surface was […]

At Veranda Antiques this Weekend

Greetings, friends! Big things are happening at Veranda Antiques! Fran’s taking more space, here in the cottage, bringing more fun painted furniture into the place! Come check it out. I’ve got my latest restoration projects in the shop and looking good, if I don’t mind saying so myself. I’m heading down to San Diego to […]

Miss Mustard Seed and Other Inspirations this Past Week

One of the beautiful things about reaching this chapter in my life, is having the ability and most of all, time, to stretch my creative “wings”. I know that if you have kids at home, or a demanding career, or both, there’s little time or energy left for nurturing your creative side. Have you had […]

Getting Fancy(er) with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Hello there darlings!, You’d think I was on the payroll at Annie Sloan, considering all the posts I’ve made on the product! Sadly, that’s not the case! It is so darn much fun though, to take something that was in really sad shape and turn it into something I’d enjoy in our own home! This […]

Dressing Up a Plain Pillow, Jacket, Scarf…

Hello my dear, In between customers today, at Veranda, I made these crazy fabric flowers. I made a prototype out of some scrap material and think they’d look especially cute in some bolder, summer fabrics. My first effort turned out larger than I’d like. I started with pieces of fabric, cut in airplane propeller shapes. […]