new in the shop

Hi guys! I can feel it…spring.  It is so close!  It is so like me to always rush one season in and the other out.  With that said, we’ve been churning out a few projects here getting ready for the change of seasons.  As a result there are some new upcycled projects in the shop including this framed map.

Map of Europe

I love the mix of sophistication in the vintage gilded frame and playfulness in the color palette.  We took a tattered school map of Europe in the 90’s and fit it to size.  This would be so fun in a nursery or kid’s room.  I have also posted it on Etsy.

School Map of Europe

Speaking of etsy…our remaining cowboy boot inventory has been marked down and posted on Etsy.  Grab them at up to 20% off before it is flip-flop weather!


In the shop we are making room for the upcoming Easter Charity Photo Shoot with Mandy Keep Photography on March 9th.  Appointments are filling up!  If you are interested in having your little ones in for the shoot, email Mandy to schedule.  The cost is $40 and you will receive 10-15 electronic images.  100% of the proceeds will be donated to the National MS Society!

Charity Photoshoot Mar 9

Have I mentioned that we are now open every Thursday afternoon from 12-4 pm.  Yes, every single Thursday.  (oh except for April 4th because I’m on spring break. I know, sorry.)  So you don’t have to wait for our monthly events to stop in now.  We are always open by appointment as well.

And I’m excited to announce that we are planning a Spring Milk Paint Workshop Series!  It will be a 4-week hands on series taking place on Thursday mornings.  Email me if you would like to receive further information on the workshop series.

Milk Paint

And that concludes my updates for today.  Happy weekend everyone!

it’s time!

Thanksgiving is over (My first turkey turned out just fine by the way.)  so that can only mean one thing…time to deck the halls!  It is on.  We’ve got exactly one month until Christmas.  30 days people!  Woo hoo!

I managed to conquer one festive little project yesterday while the turkey was roasting.

I started with an old gilded frame that was a little damaged and just blah.  I dinged it up a little more.  It’s sort of anthro chic now, right?

Then I dry brushed on some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in pure white allowing some gold to peek through.

I simply stapled some garden twine to the back of the frame creating a few “clothes lines”.

There were some scraps of vintage sheet music lying around from another project so I attached them to wooden clothes pins to give them a holiday feel.

Now we’re ready for the holiday cards to start rolling in!  Usually I put all of the photo cards we receive on the fridge and then every time we open it, they all fly off.  This is so much neater and more organized.  It’s like a card gallery.

Did you see Wilson’s picture with Santa & Mrs. Claus?  That was a fun day!

The moral of the story is don’t be so quick to toss an old frame.  There are plenty of ways to reinvent them.  This particular project would also make a cute display for children’s art work.  Do you have any other ideas for an old frame?

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