I knew there was a reason I was so excited about Florence.

Rich teal. Vibrant. Bright. Happy!

The official color of knot too shabby!

Of course, I didn’t realize that until I saw a picture of myself in my knot too shabby teal t-shirt that I even connected that it’s the same color as Florence! (Seriously, one of the most unflattering pictures of me…sigh. I really need to work on the whole self-image thing).

Back to Florence…

I’ve had this armoire for over a month in the store in its natural wood. Oak. Grainy and in really nice shape. I like to give nice furniture a chance to sell before I tackle it with a paint brush. Plus, this piece just wasn’t “talking to me.”

When I got word that we were getting Florence soon, I decided to hold off on this piece until it came. And, I’m so glad I did!

Tuesday morning I got the call. “It’s in.” To which I responded, “I can be there in an hour!” Six cans later and a couple of hours, I had this puppy painted.

Though, the dark wax is what makes it. The dark wax settled in all of the grain and around the edges of the gorgeous wood detailing.

The simple paint job compliments the elegance of this entire piece. Some things are worth the wait and I’m so excited to have a new color to play with!

In other news, I’m super excited about how the Bazaar and Consignment Sale is coming along. So far, over a dozen sellers and 500 pieces of advertising floating around in the community and on the web. Only one week to go until we have the sale of the year.

Lastly, I’m just weeks away from my one year anniversary on Glendora Ave. and we have some very exciting things in the works. New business initiatives, opportunities for other sellers and more. I can’t share all yet, but welcome your prayers as we venture forth to grow our business…that we do so in a fashion that supports our brand, that benefits our community and most of all honors God in all that we do!