Showing posts with label 5 on Friday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 5 on Friday. Show all posts

Friday, April 11, 2014

5 on Friday

There's been so much going on lately, I thought I would do a 5 on Friday this week to give you all a little recap.

1. It's hard to believe its already been a week since Vintage Market Days! It was a crazy few days. I was blown away by all the awesome vendors. Not only beautifully handpainted/handcrafted goods, but just the great eye for unique finds all of the vendors had. We were so happy to be included with everyone.

It can be challenging to showcase our work in these venues. I always hate to hide Jeff's tables under the smalls we bring along. I'll definitely be working on design for our upcoming shows. Here's a peek of our tent on Saturday/Sunday. Most everything you see here sold!

This large farmhouse table got a lot of attention, but we ended up bringing it back to the shop. We're happy that just a few days later it sold! It's a beautiful color and will look great in the new owner's space.

We sold a lot of Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint and it's been nice to see some follow up shoppers stop in the shop this week to pick up new colors.

This was the first smaller dining room table Jeff made. We get a lot of comments on how people love his tables, but they just don't have the room. This sold on Saturday and he plans on making more soon.

I got to do a little shopping myself on Sunday. This necklace from Cottage 360 was perfect for me (there's a little paint brush on the back of the J). The Vintage Farmhouse was right across from us and I loved EVERYTHING they had. So happy to have found these little flashcards.

2. I saw this on Facebook this week and had to laugh. I go through this with nearly every project. It's hard not to get caught up in things when they don't work out. I'm one of those people that has a specific image in my mind and gets flustered pissed when things don't go as I thought they would. I'm trying to go with the flow more (the wine helps with that).

3. Spring is finally here! Flowers and trees are blooming and we couldn't be more excited. If you've been following our blog, you know we recently built a house. We downsized and moved into a new urban planned community that we love.

Our yard is MUCH smaller. But, we're ok with that. We're getting a fence installed so the pups won't run off. I've been scouring Pinterest for small yard ideas, so you'll be seeing more of our progress in the coming weeks. Here's where we are today:

4.  With that said, we're finally ready to start concentrating on indoor projects, too. Since December, we've spent all of our time opening the shop, our grand opening and then VMD, that we've neglected our own house! There was actually a point where we didn't have tables (yes, I know we make them) and had our alarm clocks on the floor. (pathetic, I know).

Here's a few shots of the main level I took on my way out this a.m. We definitely need to paint and get some color in our breakfast room.

5. Last, but not least, I'm looking forward to an upcoming event: Clothing Swap for Perennial. We were introduced to Perennial last fall when we participated in their ReMake competition. We were given three windows and had to make a usable item for the home. Jeff came up with this small table (which was then auctioned off):

When we opened the shop, we talked about supporting a local charity whose mission and values are close to our heart. Perennial offers educational programming in creative reuse and sells creatively repurposed home furnishings and eco-friendly supplies for reuse's a natural fit for us!

If you are in the STL area, check it out on May 18th. $10 gets you in the door and swapping your old clothes for new ones (well, new to you). There will be bloody marys and mimosas ... and it all goes to a good cause. Hope to see you there!

Friday, August 9, 2013

5 on Friday: Best Interior Design Reads of the Week

I tell you what...TGIF! It's been one of those weeks. That's turned into one of those months! If you don't follow me on Instagram, here's a peek at our shenanigans last weekend. (Which, evidently involved lots of beer, waffles and a goat). On a side note, I'm going thru fried chicken withdrawals.

So, I'm back for another 5 on Friday. I'll be working on a new project to share soon (involving liming wax. yay!) Until then, I've got interior design on the brain. Not just for the new place, but I'm taking a couple classes this fall that I'm excited about.

Despite everyone being on vaca and taking a blogging break, I found a ton of great posts out there this week. Here's my top 5. I hope they inspire you as much as they have me!

1/ Because I'm Addicted: How to Mix & Match Art Wall

Mr. VB really wants a gallery wall going up our staircase and I'm all for it. Most of our artwork is in  classic black frames...but, I'm loving the mix of black, silver, gold, wood, black & white, color, mixed media, etc. that I've been seeing lately. I'm hoping to pull something like this off for our wall.

2/ La Dolce Vita: Defining Design: Eclectic Interiors

Eclectic Interiors

Paloma does a great job of helping you dive into creating an eclectic room in this article. It's a look I'm hoping to achieve in our house. The number one tip: it's all about layers! This look works good for couples who have different doesn't matter! Mix it up -- it's more personal that way and truly "yours."

3/ Joy the Baker: Into Color

What an awesome workspace! Joy give step-by-step instructions on how she painted her walls (actually, it's a video) and I loooove how she uses her own artwork as the focal point. Mr. VB and I are pretty much against buying anything "cookie cutter" to hang. We try to stick to our own photographs, artwork we pick up on vacation, or something we've created. Our rule of thumb, it has to mean something to us. And, because it was on clearance at Target isn't a reason.

4/ Apartment Therapy: Let's Learn About Color

Let's Learn About Color
This is a biggie for me right now! My Pinterest board for the new place has lots of color...when we tend to lean towards light blues. It's going to be a huge step -- but I really want to brighten things up! This post broke down the feelings different colors have and explains the 80/20 rule.

5/ The Mustard Ceiling: Bam or Slam: Colorful Sofas

Colorful Sofas
What color is your sofa? Ours is khaki. Sand. Light tan. Blah. Our walls will be white. Ivory Lace, actually. We've already reached our budget, and while I enjoy painting furniture, I don't enjoy painting walls. The cutting in. The tape that doesn't work. The splatters and spills. My solution: a colorful sofa! BTW: The Mustard Ceiling also has a great recap of last week's Haven conference. I would love to go next year!
Do you have any good design reads for the past week? Let me know!