Sunday, July 31, 2011

Spotlight on consignor: Deborah Athay

Here's another artist selling gorgeous items at
 Paint In My Hair.
  Come check out her fun fabric hair bows in fantastic colors!
  Perfect for Momma or little girl.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Coordinating Hutches

On these two beauts we swapped the glass for chicken wire, added the wainscotting in the back, added new hardware & pretty off-white paint with light distressing.

Wouldn't they look fabulous on either side of a fireplace?
 Like they were built-in's?! Love it!   

This one has 2 glass shelves with plate grooves in the back of each.

This one is open for a TV or big Family photo!

Feeling very dreamy around here.

A beautiful 4 piece bedroom set! Long dresser with 9 drawers, Large Mirror & 2 matching Hi-lo side tables.  


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Need Inspiration?

This awesome lime green desk just oozes creativity vibes! Fun red pops through the distressing on the corners. So cute with tons of drawers for storage. 6 small, one long & one big drawer!


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Antique Folding Rocker

Pretty Blue Rocker
Folds in half!

Soft Green Collection

Hum . . .  What's the definition of a collection? I'm not sure, but here's a few pieces that I painted a soft green color.  There's a set of wooden shutters to match, but they're giving me grief on one of the hinges, so they're in time out right now.

Sofa Table
3 faux drawers with new black pulls

2 Side Tables

Black Side Table

Little Black Side Table
Just like the little black dress, goes with everything.
But this one hides a whole lot more. ;p
Tons of storage inside.


Momma Rocker & mini-me rocker

Momma Rocker
Perfect for a tired momma or dada!  the bottom has springs so it's extra comfy.

Mini-me Rocker

Monday, July 25, 2011

Oh, Yeah, where's the furniture?

Ok, so I know I haven't posted any new pieces this week.  But there's A LOT coming in the next day or so.  No pics yet since everything is only quasi finished . . .  but here's an idea of what to look for this week:

 Momma rocker & matching little kids rocker
Antique Folding rocking chair
Side tables
Couch table
Awesome long dresser with mirror & coordinating side tables

See you soon!

Stupid Splinters

OK, so I get a lot of splinters. A LOT.  And every time I debate with myself . . . which is worse?
Big, painful, stick gouging my hand splinters
 . . . or  . . .
 itsy, bitsy, hard to find but I can feel them splinters. 

Well today the debate ended.
I know what is the worst.
Dozens of itsy bitsy splinters in an impossible to reach by myself spot . . . I brushed up against an old wooden door with the top of my arm. Looks like the hubby will be doing some surgery tonight!!
 Thanks for joining my pity party . . . now back to making furniture.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Picture says it all . . .

Not sure what the exact definition of paradise is . . . but hunting for tadoles in crystal clear mountain water with your precious babies is pretty darn close.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The apprentice has become a Jedi

After much understudy I think I have achieved acceptable paint booth skills.  My first two pieces are complete and here is a sampling of what I am working on. Neither of the tables have been claimed yet either. Please excuse my wonderful photography skills too. :)

Redwood Phone table/sitting bench Sold!
Side table/night stand

Own a piece of Paint in My Hair History

Okay not as cool as history, but this is the piece that started it all and created PIMH. This Moody Blue dresser is solid pine and I (her DH?) bought it thinking I could make it all boyish for my boy's room. Yea, didn't work. So in swoops my lovely and talented wife and this is how she resurrected my disaster. The rest is, well, history. We just upcycled a new to us bed for our oldest boy and it had built in drawers and there really isn't room for this anymore. The dresser is in the store today.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Paint in My Hair - Hijacked

Jessica has left town for the week so her "DH", which I thought meant Designated Hitter has hijacked the blog and the store.  As her last post states, she's not responsible for what happens while she's gone. :) So my first two projects of the week are this amazing Pennsylvannia House table with two leafs and four matching "chunky chairs" and an old phone table/sitting chair. I am even reupholstering the seat. That's right, her DH. The fabric isn't really attached yet so colors and fabric options are still available.  The table is also available for painting your favorite shade of wonderful.  Did I just say that? If interested in either piece please call 329-8057 this week.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

See you in a few!

Going off the grid tomorrow! Spending a few days up in the mountains getting messy with the kids & cousins.  

 Disclaimer: I am not resposible for anything my husband says or does on behalf of Paint In My Hair while I'm gone. Just sayin . . . if deer antlers & cameo show up here, it wasn't me. ;p

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Backroom is Coming Along!

Sorry for the bad photos--all I had was my phone!
 But you get the gist . . . Now come check it out all the fun new GLORIOUS doohickies, whatchamacallits, and thingamajiggers in the Backroom!

Silly Boys! Blue is for Girls!!

Here's my latest collection for the Paint In My Hair Boutique
 Love, Love, Love this cool Blue Color!
There will be a night stand and twin bed headboard to match when I get back from my little sojourn in the woods this week.

Pretty Floral Frame

 Pretty Swirly Shelf

 Glamorous Dresser

 Retro Ballerina Chair

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A bedroom redo . . . and a reminder

My own Bedroom makeover!

So, while my hubby had the kids away for the week I decided to use Sunday to redo my bedroom.

 First Disclaimer: My paint gun and I have a long and complicated relationship. I know just how far I can push the little sucker. Please don't go and try to paint your furniture in your bedroom with paint gun unless you know exactly what your over spray range is!! I don't want to hear about someone painting their carpet burnt umber.  ;p

So here's the Before pic
As I've told many of you I don't really decorate my own room since my kids destroy EVERYTHING. So I figure if I don't have a house I'm trying to keep perfect, I won't get mad when they mess it up!!

So before pic: a lot of boring mid-brown wood stuff.

 Tarping, Taping, Priming
 Up goes the blue!
I'm sorta an "it's easier to get forgiveness than permission" sort of gal. So I didn't consult the hubby on color choice! He'll just have to like it.
 Spraying Accessories with bronzed black color

 OOOh, Pretty!
 And a few accessories to decorate. Please note the little girl figurine by the wreath. With her head.
 This is round one of decorating. Next on the list is a new fancy bedpost--the foot painted ivory and the headboard upholstered with ivory velvet type fabric. 

  And 24 hours after my children get home . . . Head missing. Oh, Yeah! That's why I had been storing her away since my mom gave one each to the twins when they were 6 months old. And that is why I don't bother to decorate my house. Any guesses how often I have to strip the couch covers off and wash them . . . ;)