Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Since you can't put a dresser in your stocking . . .

Here's a few stocking stuffer and gift ideas from
Paint In My Hair!!

Most of these are from my vendors.  So if you'd love to give a HAND crafted and totally unique item for Christmas, stop on in!

Pretty Princess Wands

Tutu's & Aprons!

Journals for keeping all your secrets . . .

Hand painted frames with Fabric Art . . .
Faux Mercury Glass

Original Art  . . . Framed or now available unframed as well!

Hand crafted lotion . . .

Vintage Angels . . .

Lettered Wooden signs . . .

Fabric Hair Bows / Accessories

Hand crocheted baby booties . . .

Fabric Banners . . .

Vintage Books! Perfect for reading or just looking pretty . . .

Paint In My Hair Gift Certificate good for Classes, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Custom Orders or anything in the store!!

Feel better now you have some good ideas for Christmas??

Glad I could help. ;)



Monday, November 28, 2011

Getting that look

Ok, first on a totally unrelated topic:

Could you just die?? My kids helped decorate my birthday cake for the first time this year.

My 5 year old (who has an auditory sensory processing disorder--i.e. what goes in the ear isn't necessary what the brain understands . . . ) actually sang to me!!

He. does. not. sing. ever.

It absolutely made my year!!
(Those of you with a child who has developmental delays will totally get this.)

Happy 29th Birthday to me!

Again. I love turning 29 every year.
Predictability is so comforting.

What else did I do for my 29th (eh-hem) birthday?

Well Paint of course!!
I had a grand ol' time watching North and South (BBC--not civil war) with the girls and painting up a storm with my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

(side note b: If you haven't seen North and South. Please go watch it. Really. You'll thank me. And then you'll watch it another 6 times in a row--or at least the last 10 minutes.)

 The best part was watching my not-so-getting-the-whole-chalk-paint-thing family be converted to the wonder that is ASCP.  My mom started pulling out all her picture frames to paint them up as well!

When you've been marrying daughters off for several decades, it's hard to get frames that coordinate/match.
(yep--5 girls and 2 boys= lots of DIY weddings.)
   Do you see it?? I've got more of every one's favorite fabric art quote in stock! 5x7's and 8x10's.

"Sometimes Finished is better than Perfect"

And I found some of the most adorable vintage holiday prints as well I did with the fabric art. Why is vintage art so stinkin' cute?

And see my faux mercury glass?? These vases and other stuff are still on their way to being converted to holiday decor for the store! Won't they be soooo cute once I Poinsettia them? Quirky and festive at the same time!

Oh, and yeah, I had trouble with my lighting--pics are way yellow.  Colors are Versailles Green & a custom mix of Duck Egg, Graphite, & Antibes Green.

And these shutters?? Drawer knobs and hooks coming soon, just in time to hang your stockings on--b/c not everyone has a fireplace!

 Thanks for stopping by--
Come see me in the store this week if you can--hubby has final term papers and finals this week and next. I've gone from being a hunting widow to a grad school widow. I might need an adult to talk to. ;P

Christmas sales are on now! Store wide.


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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Since you asked , or, A short lesson in Genetics

So many people ask me where I got all this? Have I always been creative?

 So in answer I have put together this short biology lesson.

This is Sarah.

This is the house that Sarah built.

This is the yard that Sarah planted behind the house that Sarah built.

This is the pond that Sarah dug in the yard that Sarah planted behind the house that Sarah built.

This is the cottage that Sarah (and Ron) built next to the pond that Sarah dug, in the yard that Sarah planted, behind the house that Sarah built.

This is the architectural salvage that Sarah decorated inside the cottage that Sarah (and Ron) built next to the pond that Sarah dug, in the yard that Sarah planted, behind the house that Sarah built.

Ok, so does anyone have any further questions about genetics?

 Nope? Didn't think so . . .

 Have a great weekend--

Thanks for stopping by,

Photo credits for images 1, 3, 4 & 5 goes to my big bro William! I thief-ed them as my 5 year old would say. ;)

Oh, and someone asked--Yes, Sarah would be my Mom.

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Simply Grand

I hope everyone has been able to celebrate a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I wanted to take moment to share a custom order I did for a sweet gal. She got it as a Christmas gift for herself . . .
A lady after my own heart!

You might not be able to tell, but a significant amount of the veneer on the drawers was peeling or gone.  We used an extraordinary amount of wood filler on this baby!!
We were able to save the top and restain it in a Kona from Rustoleum.

The bottom was painted in Old White from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and antiqued with a dark brown glaze.

I love my pretty little trio of flowers. I love the picture frames around unexpected things . . .

Thanks for stopping by!


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