Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Inspiration by Annie

I love to watch Annie Sloan paint! She does it with such ease. She also seems not to stress on perfection...which is why I love chalk paint. If you mess up, it's no problem just to paint over it. Check out her latest project on You Tube...where she paints a vintage "fiddle back" chair and adds a couple of stencils to add character. I'm not a fan of stencils but this finished project is awesome!


Monday, February 6, 2017

What's "in-store" for February

 I love this gray stool (ASCP French Linen) that I reupholstered
in a modern vibrant white and blue dot fabric.


 A great collection of brass that I picked up from an estate sale.


 These are small trinket boxes with cute miniature felt flowers. I thought I would put
these out in time for Valentines Day. They are left over from my Felt Happy Flower
business that I had a couple of years ago on Etsy.

This is vintage mahogany Butler's Table from the early 1900-1920s.
This was a rare find...these tables are usually round pie crust style.
The leather top is fair condition and needs a little TLC.


 I gave this chair a face-lift... with a fresh coat of white and
new fabric. This piece would make a perfect desk chair!


And, as always, I usually find a few new decanters to add
to the store inventory. I've acquired quite a collection!

Come check us out at The Sleepy Poet on South Blvd.
There's tons of great new product in store!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

A good chair day!

Are you familiar with Rifle Paper Co.? Not only are they the creators of the most beautiful vintage inspired paper goods but also furniture. Check out Rifle Paper Company's new beautiful chair line sold at Anthropologie....
Signature colorful whimsy floral design on a contrasting black background. 

Love this vintage map design!


I'm not sure if I can pick a favorite fabric pattern...I love them all! I am betting that these will sell out fast! For more info, check out Anthropologie.

Monday, January 23, 2017

What's in store for January (part 2)

I've added a few furniture pieces to my space since inventory was getting low. Annie Sloan French Linen is one of my favorite colors as you can see below. I am in the process of adding additional furniture pieces and I promise to post them on the right side bar of this blog page when they are delivered to the store.

Gray vintage French vanity table distressed and hand-painted with tri-mirror. 

Off-white 1940s china cabinet with glass door.

Gray French Provincial side table with gold highlights (sorry for the blurry photo)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

What's in store for January (part 1)

Recently added to The Brushed Bureau, space N-14 in The Sleepy Poet....

Bench is sold







Sunday, January 8, 2017

St. Simons Sanctuary

HGTV has unveiled its 2017 Dream Home in St. Simon's, GA. I was thrilled that HGTV chose St. Simon's Island for their new dream home site. I have visited this lovely part of the Atlantic Coast several times...it's a charming coastal town. Here's my synopsis of the St. Simon's Dream Home...
 This 3,200-square-foot three-bedroom, three-bath home was originally built in the 80s.
I love that HGTV renovated an existing home instead of building a new structure 
(photo: Rustic White Photography)

 My favorite part of the kitchen is this forest green subway tile with white grout....
it adds an interesting colorful contrast to the neutral gray cabinets.
(photo: Rustic White Photography)

This home also has a huge master suite. A wall was removed from the original structure to provide this extra roomy sitting area. (photo: White Rustic Photo)

Love this indoor/outdoor retreat that opens up to the pool area.
It has a fireplace and a wet bar. (photo: Christina Wedge)

Beautiful relaxing backyard with pool and fire pit. (photo: Christina Wedge)

In my opinion, this is the best view! (photo: White Rustic Photography)
For more info on this awesome house, check out HGTV.