Exciting News

As you have seen in the previous posts we have been busy making, painting and refinishing some furniture, which means that our garage is now full to the brim.  (I am certain our neighbors think we are crazy.)  Just over a week ago Michael and I were in one of our favorite antique markets and inquired about the possibility of leasing a booth, so that we had a place to sell our furniture along with some of the tables that his dad has made.  We were thrilled when they said there would be an opening March 1st.  I was a little caught off guard, because we have asked before but there was a long waiting list.
I am beyond thrilled for this little adventure, and excited to see where it takes us.  There are all sorts of booths in the Antique Market, but I am determined to make ours very different from all of the others.  Of course our tables and larger furniture will be on display, but I am hoping that the space will be well designed so that people will be able to envision the furniture and accessories in their home.
We begin the transformation of the space tomorrow, and the space currently has striped yellow walls and a reddish brown floor.  There are no windows in the space, so I am hoping to lighten the space with neutrals and lots of texture.  Here is what I am thinking...

BM Swiss Coffee OC-45 for the walls to create a clean backdrop for the furniture.  It is one of my favorites, because it has a slight gray undertone, but it is still warm.  

Either BM Sandy Hook Gray HC-108 or BM Texas Leather AC-3 for the floors.  I am leaning more towards Sandy Hook Gray so that the space stays light and airy.

A Seagrass or jute rug on the floor for texture, but most likely with a brown border, so that the dirt won't show.

Our booth is located at the Antique Market of San Jose.  We will be moving furniture in this Saturday, and would love for you to stop in sometime and see what we have done.


Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Happy Friday Ya'll! 

So, everyone knows how much I love to bring life into old furniture by giving it a coat of paint.  Today I wanted to share with you a few pieces of furniture and accessories I have been working on.  If you follow me on Instagram you have seen bits and pieces of these. 

It all started several weeks ago when I purchased some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP).  Lets just say it is my new best friend.  I absolutely hate the sanding and priming process, because it takes days, and projects just seem to go on forever.  ASCP is a complete game changer, because there is no sanding or priming (can I get a hallelujah?)  The flip side is that the paint is not cheap; it is $34.50 a quart.  In my opinion time in money, so the time saved by not having to sand or prime is well worth the price.  Not to mention the paint is full of depth.  ASCP distresses beautifully and then you finish each piece with a coat of clear or dark wax.  The wax will deepen the color a bit and cure the paint. 
Enough about the paint and on to the furniture...

I was given this mirror, and it actually had smaller mirrors attached to the sides that I removed.


{ASCP Duck Egg with Clear Wax}
{ASCP Duck Egg with Clear Wax}
{ASCP Duck Egg with Clear Wax}
I am selling the mirror for $150, so if you are in the Jacksonville area and are interested email me at juliannecarrierkelly@gmail.com

The other project I have been working on is a solid Pecan wood table and set of 6 cane back chairs.  The table still needs a coat of wax and the chairs need to be upholstered, but here they are during their face lift...


{ASCP color Old White}

{ASCP color Old White with distressing}

In this picture the table is still wet, so you cannot really see the color well.  It is a warm grey with streaking through it.  I distressed the edges and it will be getting a coat or two of wax this weekend.
{ASCP color: mixed Old White and French Linen}

I will also be selling the table and all 6 chairs once they are completed.  I am torn on what fabric to use on the chairs, because I would love to use something more modern like the ikat below, but I am tempted to go safe and neutral for resale purposes.  What are your thoughts? 

If you are looking for a table and chairs and would like me to custom upholster this set to match your home email me at juliannecarrierkelly@gmail.com.  I will be selling the completed table and 6 chairs for $900. (Price is dependent upon what fabric you choose)

Well that was a little long, but hopefully you stuck around! Have a great weekend! 


Love Never Fails

 Happy Valentines Day!  Hope you have a L-O-V-E-L-Y day and tell those around you just how much you love and appreciate them.

{fun chalkboard}

{Great little reminder}

{Cookies and milk are the way to my man's heart}