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March 11th, 2013 | Posted by Leah in Uncategorized - (6 Comments)

My mom is a wonderful lady and I am so lucky to be her daughter.  She has taught me so much in my life, but over the past couple of years I’ve begun to teach her some things too!!  I convinced her (and my sister) to come along with me to the FARM CHICKS a few years ago….and she caught  the junking bug!!!

My mom Marilyn, my niece Megan, my sister Tanya and myself at The Farm Chicks!! One of the many trips out to the car with our finds!!

I must say, like so many of us, her style of decorating has changed over the  years.  She and my Dad have recently moved to the Sunshine Coast and built their dream home right by the ocean.  This in itself provides so much fun for decorating!!  West Coast Style mixed with the Ocean view….ahhhh it has been so much fun watching and helping her fill her home with new and old treasures over the past 3 years!! 

Her latest project involved painting!!  I am so proud of her for tackling this big job on her own!!  One of her guest rooms has the bedroom furniture that my parents bought so many years ago.  Very nice furniture, and made so well….BUT…not the style or color for her new home.  She came to visit me one day and she and I went and spent some time looking over some CeCe Caldwell paint colors.  She bought some supplies and carried on home and the next thing I new she started sending me pics of all this furniture she was painting!!  I must admit, I was shocked that she took the plunge and painted it!!  But what a great surprise!!  It looks wonderful!  And she is so happy with how it turned out that she is far from done!! 

Here are a few pictures of some of the projects she has been working on…

 

 

 

She’s still thinking that she would like to change the knobs…she just hasn’t found the right ones yet.  And I did have to give her a little trouble for not taking before pictures!!  But to give you an idea, they were a VERY dark wood before.  She still has to paint the bed, so I will make sure that she sends a before picture as well as the finished project!!  I can’t wait to go and see it in person!!

 

Great job Mom!!  What a wonderful makeover for such a small cost!!  She loves it so much that she has picked out a different color and is getting ready to tackle her dining room table, chairs and china cabinet….it is going to look fantastic!!  I will make sure to post lots of before and after pictures on that project. 

Here is one of my favorite pics of my mom and I and my kids.  Just a little stroll after dinner one night at their house.  Wonderful Memories!!

I would love to see some of your before and after projects!!  It’s amazing what a coat of paint will do to change the look of a piece of furniture.  Maybe you have your eye on a piece in your house right now….don’t be afraid!!  Take the plunge and do it!!  If you need any advice on color or technique, don’t hesitate to drop me a line!! 

Cheers!!  And Happy Painting!!

 

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Save The Date!!!

July 24th, 2012 | Posted by Leah in Announcement | Vintage Market - (7 Comments)

Hope everyone has been out and about enjoying the Summer. We have been enjoying it as well,  but not doing your typical Summer activities. We have been busy getting plans together for The Olde Farmhouse…at Christmas!!!  The market will be held on Friday, November 16th  5pm – 9pm and Saturday, November 17th  9am – 4pm.  Please click on The Olde Farmhouse…at Christmas link at the top of this page for all the details!! We hope that you are as excited as we are about this!!!

 If you are intereseted in being a vendor at the market, please click on the vendor link at the top of this page to view our application form.

Cheers

Leah & Barb

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Market Day

July 4th, 2012 | Posted by Leah in Vintage Market - (7 Comments)

There are so many things to be said… it is hard to type the right words to express what we truly felt. The amount of excitement that was at the barn started during the setup and continued through to the take down!!

 

Our first “early bird” that came fully prepared to enjoy a full day of fun and shopping!!

 

It was amazing to have so many “junkers” all in one place!!!

 

All of the displays and items in each booth were beautiful!! We are in awe of each and every one of our vendors!! They all have a love for what they do and it showed!! Stephanie of Retrospect Photography did a beautiful job of capturing the entire day and you can see it all here!!

 

We wanted the market to be a fun filled day of “junking” with family and friends. Where you could find that special item you were looking, as well as the other 5 that you weren’t!!

 

A shout out to Renata, from Grow & Gather (Trice Farms).  She graciously lent us baskets of flowers to decorate around the outside of the buildings.  What a sweet and helpful lady!!  If you are in need of some flowers, she is the one to visit!! Thank you so much!!

 

 

 We want to say thank you to everyone for making our first market so AMAZING!!! We felt so blessed by all of our family and friends who helped out in everyway possible. We had wonderful, fun and friendly vendors that brought  the market all together. And THANK YOU to all the wonderful “junkers” that made the entire day what it was!!

Happy Junking

Leah & Barb

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Fabulous Friday

May 4th, 2012 | Posted by Leah in Projects | Re Purpose Re Use - (0 Comments)

We think Fabulous Fridays might be on going…and it makes sure we post at least once a week!! Sorry that we are still getting used to all of this, the blogging “bug” will catch us soon:)

Between “junking” and painting projects, our houses are starting to overflow. Leah’s mother-in-law arrived from Manitoba last week, with a car load full of treasures for the market!! The prairies have so many treasures and one of a kind finds,  we are happy that she chose to drive instead of fly. Sorry that we did not take a picture before we unloaded, way to excited!!

Speaking of pictures, we do have some of one of the projects we worked on this week.

Leah’s daughter helping her out, never to early to teach how to re purpose things!!

 

 

What do you think? Another project completed and checked off the list!!

Happy Junking

Leah & Barb

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A Trip To 2nd Saturdayz

April 19th, 2012 | Posted by Leah in Junking Journey | Vintage Market - (1 Comments)

Leah and Tom hit the road on another junking adventure, this time to 2nd Saturdayz. 

So many great vintage items and all the vendors were so happy and helpful!

Love these!!!

Next time you are heading to the Seattle area, make sure it’s the second Saturday of the month!! This market is definately worth the trip!  

Has anyone been on a junking journey that we should check out?  If you haven’t, you need to start!! :)

Happy Junking

Leah & Barb

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