That Tired Knotty Pine Finish Wasn’t Doing It For Me!


We recently purchased this very cool cedar chest and had kind of displayed it at the shop for about a month.  Nobody seemed to notice it although it has great lines, wooden casters and a large brass key.  Perhaps all the stuff we had on top of it kept its charm hidden!

Anyway, got a bit of an idea when brainstorming with W the other day and decided to paint it black – white was our first thought but I was afraid the knots would not be covered and the reddish finish might bleed through.

Sure wish I had thought to shoot a “before” picture because I think it turned out rather well.  (Well, in the flash I now notice a spot that may need a bit of repair…..see it?)








Closed – of course!













 Cool brand!





A few interesting things inside – I’m sure W will rework it – LOL!!

Cannot believe I have managed three posts in three days.  A new record!

Perfect for a little guy!

Tess has this fabulous little Western setup in their new space upstairs.  Red is the perfect color to update vintage cowboy furniture and she has a nice selection here!


Overview of it all – even a cowboy seated chair….


Fabulous dresser and check out the cowboy accessories on top……


And the perfect shelf to finish things up!

I think my grownup son would have loved this back a few years ago!  Since he and our beloved daughter-in-law have presented us with a granddaughter, we will need to wait a bit for a grandson….perhaps from our grownup daughter and her sweetie of a hubby (hint, hint) – LOL!!!!

~ S ~

Sophia and Tess step up to larger quarters!


We love the work that Sophia and Tess accomplish for us in addition to their busy lives as wives, mothers and with grownup jobs and are grateful they are vendors in our shop.  After sharing the landing at the top of the stairs for a bit over a year, they have decided to move to larger quarters upstairs.

They have done a marvelous job in the new space and brought in so many new pieces for our customers enjoyment.  Both love lots of color and have a terrific eye for accessories as you can tell from the pictures below.

Love the candolier on the wooden box!













Doesn’t this look like the perfect chair for fall?






















 Darling vanity and look, a goody box has been left behind too.






















 Love the shadow box below!



More later on a more regular basis, I promise.  Thank you if you have been checking and finding nothing new.  Promise to do better!

~ S ~