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.

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.