Expo Statement Piece

I really wanted a statement piece for the Expos.  Something grand.  Something bold.  Something that would draw attention. Painted in Emperor’s Silk and Old Ochre with dark wax and a dark glaze.


I love the original hardware, it is sort of a nickel color. 


I plan to stage it with my vintage turquoise china.


What do you think? 

This beauty will be available for sale AFTER the Lansing and Grand Rapids Women’s Expo.  If you love it, you can put a deposit down on it. The price is $325.





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Newest Treasures!!

Well, first our phone service was not working all week.  Sometimes it would ring, sometimes not.  Sometimes we would get voicemails, sometimes not.  Then, yesterday our internet went out.  I was so excited to share out ‘pick’ with you and I had no internet!

Mr. [re}imagined and I headed north yesterday.  We stopped in Rockford, Cedar Springs, Howard City and Newaygo!  More on the places we went later.  We had a fun day and found a few ‘honey holes’ as they say on American Pickers.

Cute cubbies, probably 4 1/2 feet tall.  I plan to paint the inside white and the outside a color of your choice.


Very nice China Cabinet.  Perfect size, I think.  There are three substantial shelves and a smaller drawer.  Someone spray painted it black.  I will be {re}imagining this!


Our favorite pick of the day!  An industrial work table.  We will clean it up and possible replace the bottom tray, which is currently filled with grease, with barn wood.  Very cool table!


I have 11 (eleven) six pane windows that I will sell right now for $15 each.  Later this Spring I will offer them for $20 each at Allegan.  If you or someone you know is doing a shabby chic wedding, these would be perfect!


Darling little end table.


These matching end tables will be used for my demo at the Women’s Expo.  Not currently for sale.


Absolutely!! darling vintage book shelf/display.  It would be PERFECT for a nursery or child’s room.  I do think it needs some paint, but so cute!


Antique Walnut dresser.  It is kind of cool ‘as is’.  It is a mustard yellow with super chippy paint.  It will also look amazing {re}imagined.


A Sofa Table!  these are so hard to find.  I have people ask me for them all the time.  This is beautiful.  I am thinking to stain the top and paint the bottom.


Just let me know if you are interested in any of these.  There will be a wait before I can get them to you, but I couldn’t wait to show you!!

Off to paint and get ready for the Expos!!


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Shopped til I Dropped!

Stay tuned for pics, first come, first served! Just a heads up! Our internet is down, will post soon.

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January Paint Classes: Need Input

I am trying to decide if we should do a class and/or workshop in January.  I have lots of requests, but need to know who would definitely be interested before I can schedule it.

See this link for description of our classes and workshops.

I am considering the weekend of the 18th/19th or possibly the 25th/26th.

What I need to know from you is:

Are you interested in a January Class or Workshop?

If so, which one?

And which dates are ideal?

Please email me and let me know a.s.a.p.



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The Beast Finds a Home

Our friend Susan, from All My Musings has a space at the Grand Rapids Antique Market at the Devos place.  She asked if we could ‘do her a favor’ and bring some pieces to fill out her space.  Are you kidding??  Yes!  Thanks Susan.

Anyway, she sold ‘the Beast’ today!  I so loved that piece.  If the purchaser sees this, please email me, I would to ‘meet’ you!!


We also sold lots of smalls.  Susan called us this afternoon and asked us to bring some more things.  So Brian and I cleaned up and went for a short ‘date’ and dropped them off and shopped.  We saw lots of ‘friends’ from the Allegan Antique Market, it was so nice.

Looks like I will need to get busy to restock for the Expos!  I have been working on my statement piece for the Mid-Michigan Expo in Lansing.  It is a beautiful, large vintage china hutch painted Emperor’s Silk (red) with a few techniques to get the depth of color I wanted.  It is going to be an eye-catcher when it is done.  Pictures soon.




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Top 10 of 2012

2012 has been an awesome year for us.  We have met the most amazing people and have had the most exciting opportunities this past year.

We are incredibly excited for what the Lord has for us in 2013.

Thank you to all of you who have been a huge support and encouragement.

I would also like to recognize the top commenters this past year.  (Please don’t take this as a guilt trip if you don’t comment, I personally don’t comment on blogs anywhere near as much as I would like to due to time.)  But I did want to say a special thank you to the following five woman who have encouraged me the most with comments.

Nancy, Debbie, Marcy, Tami and Laurie. 

You all are beautiful woman and I am so thankful for you!

Below is my ‘Top 10 favorites’ of 2012


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Top selling signs.  Our Moon and Back signs.  We make these in various colors and they always sell very well.


Anything with “you are my sunshine” on it sells too!


This was my all time favorite sign!


May God bless you and keep you and may His blessings chase you down this coming year!

Happy New Year!


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New Pieces!

Here are a few pieces that we have picked up in the last couple of weeks.  I haven’t had time to list them until now.  I wouldn’t be able to get to them for a few weeks, but if you want either one, just let me know.

This is a gorgeous, heavy, solid wood queen headboard!  This is going to be amazing painted.  I, of course, see it white and shabby, like mine, but just about any color would be beautiful.


If  you remember, this is my headboard, just to give you a visual.



This is a super solid, maple, I think, china cabinet.  I took a photo without the top first because I think it could make an awesome TV stand or a beautiful buffet for a dining room.  With or without the top shelves pictured below.  Measurements are 53.5” wide, 20” deep, and 36 high w/o the shelves and 72” w/the top.


Here it is, top and bottom.  Try to imagine it without the hideous dated hardware.  I can imagine this in so many colors.  One of which would be a cool turquoise, but that would take a brave buyer!  Deep red, mustard yellow or whatever your heart desires.


I have been having fun catching up on projects around our home.  I love creating, but the best is when I do it for our own home.  Here is a peak.  The wall is not done yet, but I love where it is going.  What do you think?  I have had this nine pane window for some time now, finally, I have the photos in it! 


I love the black and white and the fun expressions on the children.  I am so blessed!  I just whipped up the sign today.  Love it!



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