Posts filed under: Up-Cycled Furniture

Well, this past year feels like a whirlwind of craziness..2 stores, 2 types of paints, 2 dogs, more than 2 swearwords, kids & life! I knew we needed to slow things down & just concentrate on our custom things, which we’ve had to put on the back burner for a bit. Furniture, lamps & painting things are what we do best so be it… I am ok with that. I love our little shop in our not so sleepy hometown.

Debi xo

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May 24 – Recently finished a couple of swinging pipe lamps for a customer’s new bed. He built a new headboard with an aluminum frame & put tubes behind each upper corner. I had an 8 inch nipple slide into the tube so the lamp can swing from side to side, installed a dimmer in each socket & included 2 vintage Edison style ‘ball’ type bulbs – lighting can be adjusted for reading or to create that great mood for the room.

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Sometimes it surprises me what folks have sitting in boxes in the basement or crawlspace… A few weeks ago a couple came to me with a box and this chandelier that had been in his family for 80 years and they didn’t know what to do with it. It took some new wiring, a little up date with some paint and here you have a beautiful new fixture. I used to be that person with stacks of boxes, not knowing what do to with the stuff. My motto now is if you aren’t going to use it everyday then what is the point of hanging on to it. Or worse maybe paying for storage somewhere. Get those gems out of storage and enjoy what-ever it is you have packed away. Debi xo

 

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Country Chic’s 1st paint conference was held in Victoria BC! Well let me just say what a blast! So many retailers from all over North America showed up to learn, create & take part. Long days filled with speakers, meetings & paint products. I was a mess of information in the evenings, trying to process and take it all in. I love hearing from others how they handle problems, issues & the like… I sat at a table with ladies from all across Canada, friendships were formed all around. It was fantastic to finally meet Roseanne & her team. Patiently waiting til next year- Debi xo 

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