Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A great tutorial

I love wallpaper but I struggle with installing it. I finally found a great tutorial by Barb Blair on Design Sponge where she gives her simple step by step process of how to use wallpaper on furniture. It's perfect timing because I am currently working on a piece that I am going to try using wallpaper. Maybe, I will post the finished product if it turns out decent! I found a few awesome wallpapered furniture examples while searching for Barb's tutorial. Here are some of my favs...

 Barb Blair, Knack Studios

Lolly Jane

Ferpie and Fray

All papers used in above photos are from Spoonflower.

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. (update: sold)

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

 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. (round box is sold)

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! (update: sold)

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

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.