Sunday, June 9, 2013

Waa-hoo! Summer Shopping and Furniture Makeovers!



Summer break in fiiiinallly here! And although I am not a fan of the Texas heat, I love vacation as much as the next school teacher. There's finally time to play and shop and visit friends and paint some paintings! 

One of the first things on the summer agenda was a summer haircut for the kids.

I just happened to drive down Main Street in little downtown Humble, TX. Killing time before the hair appointment. I noticed what appeared to be a new antique store in one of the old storefronts. I whipped my car around and ran up to the door to peek in. And by pure chance I noticed my friend Ellen, of  "Ellen's Timeless Treasures", standing on a ladder hanging a light fixture. She showed me into the shop, which was scheduled to open in a few days. She had moved to this new location, and had the new shop looking absolutely adorable. I snapped a few pics to share with you...
























The next stop was another unplanned detour. I noticed that the "Humble Trade Days" show was going on at our local civic center. My daughter and I walked through the booths of the open air pavillion quickly. There were only 3 or 4 vendors selling "antiques". Most of the stalls were Scentsy, hair bow, Avon, Premiere Jewelry type stalls. But one lady had a table tucked away, with about 20 pieces of jadeite. I ended up getting 3 old shakers and a refrigerator box for a super great price!! It was my find of the month!




 There are some things in life you can never have enough of. Pretty baskets. White towels and sheets. Beautiful old cotton quilts. And JADEITE of course!



The last thing I have to share with you is another little side project I'm working on. When I did the makeover on my master bedroom  HERE, I reclaimed an old "dresser-turned-open-cabinet" from my daughter's room and put it in my bedroom to house my quilts...




This left a pile of books on my daughters desk. She needed a bookshelf desperately. Have you noticed how gosh darn expensive it is for a decent bookcase? A solid wood, somewhat decorative bookcase is hard to find. And it's a pretty penny when you do! I found this one at Goodwill for 19.99. I painted 3 coats of antique white paint on it and called it a day. It was just what I needed and cost next to nothing!


The 2.99 chair, which will go with her 12.99 thrift store desk (yet to be painted) is halfway done. It has one coat of paint on it and as you can tell, I have only wrapped the fabric on the seat loosely to get an idea of what it will look like.



I'd say my first weekend of summer has been pretty productive! And I have SO much more in store for you! Lots of antique shop tours, paintings, projects and even some trips to vintage-y, farm-y places far away. Stay tuned and stay cool my friends! ☼

~Linsey

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21 comments:

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

Hi Lindsey ..

Oh my gosh girl you are wonder woman ..finishing up all that work in the first week of "Vacation" .. Although I don't think mom's really get vacation just a change in every day plans ..LOL !

I love all your projects your quilt cupboard is so so charming ...

And that jadite ..Oh I do love jadite .. it looks simply beautiful in your farmhouse !

Can't wait to see what the rest of your "summer vacation" produces ..

Hugs and Blessings ..Sara

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks for sharing this cute shop and oh I love that cabinet with your quilts in it...sooo charming!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

GOOD stuff, lady!

Well done, looking like it is going to be a superb summer for you!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Fun shopping--saw a mirror, window and some other things I would want :) Love your projects-the open dresser is awesome!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

The shop looks like a great place to visit. That is a lovely Jaedite collection and I like how you have it displayed. I just finished painting a small bookcase too. Enjoy your summer! I still have 3 more weeks of school and my boys have two more weeks.

Stacey said...

You are off to a great start! The bookcase and chair are darling. So much better than what you can buy at the store these days.

Patty Wiles said...

I love the open cabinet in your daughters room....lovely with the quilts. Thank you for visiting me. :)

Pamela said...

Love it all Lins! I am hoping to get to Ellen's new location very soon! It looks like it is darling.

Tina C said...

I never come out that way and I should! Thanks for the peek and I love your quilts in the dresser. I'm looking for something to do the same with- maybe I should look in the garage. Hmmm. ;)

Anne said...

What a cool shop! Love your beautiful finds Jadeite is so pretty <3 You have quite a lovely collection too!That cabinet is perfect for your quilts too!
xx
Anne

Anita said...

So many pretty things!! Love the Jadite, and especially those canisters!! Love the quilts in the cabinet also!

Cindy said...

I just saw 2 sturdy bookshelves at the thrift store! Both had sold signs.. they were a nice find just like yours. Following you and sharing at the next Scoop.
Cheers! Cindy @ sunsetcoasting.blogspot.com

Cynthia said...

What a great shop with many good treasure! Thanks for sharing and I love what you did with the quilts. The chair in your daughter's room is very pretty too!

Cynthia

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

What a darling shop. Your Jadeite finds were perfect, and I loved seeing your projects! Have a good week!

Jeanette

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I haven't been to Humble yet, but I can see that I need to make the trip! That store looks wonderful!
I love the piece you're storing your quilts in...so pretty!

Jenna LaFevor said...

I LOVE all your jadeite!! I want some so bad! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 4 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/06/give-me-goods-monday-link-party-12.html
Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

Katie Mansfield said...

I agree with you. Love summer-hate the Texas heat. Can't wait to see what else you come up with.

louise said...

Could you send some of that Texas heat over to England do you think...it's pouring with rain here! And while you're at it some of that wonderful jadite. Unavailable here I always seek it out when I'm over your side of the pond xx

Jen Kershner said...

I love those jadeite shakers! Also that open dresser is brilliant! You have a great eye for bargain beauties.

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Sweet Fairy said...

Nice shop. I am wonder you have finished all the work in one week. I like your job. Hotel Furniture

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