Getting There!

Hi All!

Just a quick update to let you know we are up and running.  The store part of the shop is not really ready to open but I am cranking out custom furniture as fast as I can.

I am in the shop most weekdays after 4 PM and on weekends by appointment.

Here is the outside of the shop so far.  We still have to add some skirting and do a bit of landscaping but the 100 degree Louisiana summer is not the time of year to tackle landscaping.

Be sure to stop by and say hi!  You may just find that perfect accent for your home or a piece of furniture to me to customize for your space.

Baby Steps

Hi All!

I am so excited to announce that I have a shop!  Well, I have a building that I hope will  soon become a shop.

The portable building was delivered almost a month ago and the hubby and I have spent every spare minute adding electricity, insulation, walls, paint, etc.  We still have a little ways to go but we are well on our way.  I have moved several items in already and have 3 pieces I am working on for a client (the other 4 pieces I had to finish in my living room).

Hopefully we will finish the landscaping soon and I can open to the public one weekend a month and by appointment.

I am so excited to finally have a place to escape and use my passion for up-cycling.

I just hope everything fits!



Moving in….

Progress on the NYH Shop


Vanity Update – update

After much searching and nearly two years of work (and procrastination), we finally have a finished vanity.

If you missed the BEFORE, you can check it out below, or visit the “Vanity Update” link for the full transformation journey.

It took some time to find the perfect mirror as the original dresser did not have one.  I was actually torn between two different ones but ended up with the one below and I am quite happy with the finished product.


Happy Fall Y’all!

The calendar says it is fall but we, in Louisiana, are still waiting for the weather to catch up.  On the bright side, we are expected to have some much cooler weather this Saturday, just in time for our local Art and Folk Festival.

When I was a girl, my grandfather grew sugar cane and would use it to make syrup at the festival.  There were so many things to do and see.  There were ladies dressed in antebellum dresses quilting and cooking on wood-burning stoves, men grinding corn into meal and making fishing nets.  Those days are long since over and now the younger generation is trying to bring the festival to what it once was.  We have a long way to go but I believe within the next couple of years we can make it happen.

I, myself, am trying to ready my booth to satisfy happy shoppers wanting to spend their money.  I have rearranged and am in the process of sewing up a few pumpkins and pillows just for the occasion.

If you are local, I hope you will make the time to stop by the 61st annual Louisiana Art and Folk Festival held in downtown Columbia.


Hello all!  I realize there aren’t many out there reading my posts but I wanted to apologize for not posting more often.  I get so busy with my day-job and weekend projects that my blog tends to get behind.

If you have read my blog during the past few months, you know my mother passed away in March and that my step-daughter was in an automobile accident on Mother’s Day.

The loss of my mother continues to come in waves of explainable emotion but I am working through with the help of her sister and my wonderful husband.

As for my step-daughter, she is still recovering.  She was with a group of friends when the truck she was riding in blew through an intersection and crossed 4 lanes of traffic and was hit by and oncoming vehicle.

Her leg was broken to the point they thought she would lose her foot.  Fortunately, they were able to save her leg/foot and she is on the road to recovery.

She is in a cast and unable to apply pressure but it is just a matter of time before she is learning to walk again with the help of physical therapy.

Please continue to keep us all in your prayer as we muddle through this.



The truck my stepdaughter was riding in during the accident.


New Treasures

I wanted to share photos of my latest finds.

I have had my eye out for the perfect vintage sewing box for my sewing room (aka The Pink Room) for quite some time.  I found several online but the price was never right for the ones I wanted (I guess I have expensive taste).

I was thrilled when I stumbled upon this beautiful piece at Southern Lady Antiques located on Antique Alley in West Monroe, Louisiana.  I immediately send my husband a picture to tell him I had found my (early) birthday present; he surprised me with it the next week.

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Last week, during our trip to Austin, my best friend and I spotted an Estate Sale in one of the small towns along the way.  I found a couple of old linens, a picture, and THIS:

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I have never heard of Barley Twist and do not know anything about this amazing desk and matching chair.  All I know is that I HAD to have it.

If you know anything about this piece, please feel free to comment below.

Oh, and by the way, these items will stay in at Nana’s Yellow House for awhile.  I do not see them going to the flea market any time soon.  On a happier note, I will have to part with some other items to make room for these.

See you soon!


Main Street Flea Market

Hi all!  We finally got my daughter into her Austin apartment and have a few minutes to breathe before starting the next project(s).

I can honestly say, I love the sofa in her apartment.  I only had my phone with me so the pictures are not that great.  I will try to take more when I return next month.

I was also able to make her an end table using an old suitcase and vintage chair legs.  It turned out pretty cute (thanks to my husband).

I have decided to venture out and start a small booth at a local indoor flea market.  I am so excited as this is something I have wanted to do for years.  I am also very nervous; you never know what people will want.  The only thing I can do is stay true to myself and hope someone walks through and shares the same passion.

As far as new projects go, I have a list of things I want to get done before the market opens.  The chore will be dragging my poor, sweet husband BACK to the shop to help.  The fish will be biting soon and I will be on my own.  Words cannot describe how much of a help he is.

I hope you will all go visit my facebook page and if you are ever in Columbia, Louisiana, stop by my booth inside the Main Street Flea Market.