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Michele’s Notions on Turning 40 and Life Lessons

Michele’s Notions on Turning 40 and Life Lessons

I am woman, hear me roar....or scream if there are cockroaches, mice or rats involved. Yep...that is man's work and I just, can't. even. And, this is why I will stay married so my man can flush the roaches, set the traps then consequently take them to the trash....

Duck Egg Blue-September Color of the Month

Duck Egg Blue-September Color of the Month

The very first Annie Sloan Paint color I ever cracked open was Duck Egg Blue. It's a not-quite-pastel blue with green undertones, reminiscent of French and Swedish interiors. Annie says, "it can be described as a Rococo blue, as nothing says French and Swedish...

An Antique Armoire in Milk Paint

An Antique Armoire in Milk Paint

There are some pieces that aren't worth selling. Either, because I like them too much and have scouted a place in the house for it, or because too much time was involved in the refinishing process and the time spent will never be recouped in the final sale. Both were...

Gearin’ up for Kitchen Redo?

Gearin’ up for Kitchen Redo?

Kitchens are the heart of the home...so they say! I did some research last month to find out how much a traditional rehab on a kitchen is. This is what I discovered: Demolition: $2,000+ New Appliances: $5,000+ New Flooring Counters and Backsplash: $5,000 New Cabinetry...

Embracing the Artistry of Imperfection

Embracing the Artistry of Imperfection

We've had a lot going on for the past couple of weeks. Piles of custom orders to get out the door. A new series of paint workshops plus some private kitchen cabinet lessons; such a full schedule keeps us all on our toes and in some regards, I think we are more...

Building on 8 Years of Excellence

Building on 8 Years of Excellence

Some days, I have a hard time grappling with the fact that we've been here for over eight years. Other days, I can't believe it's been only eight years when it feels like we've been here forever! One customer just told me last week that we are a fixture in the...

DIY Book Cover Tutorial

DIY Book Cover Tutorial

School is approaching. Schedules are picked up. Books have been distributed. That never ending task list seems to be growing longer rather than dwindling. But, by some miracle we'll get it all done before the kids are pushed out the door! This year, my oldest starts...

Mother’s Day Photo Booth

Mother’s Day Photo Booth

Looking for something fun to do with mom for Mother’s Day?   Bring your mom & join us for a delightful spring photo booth by Killer Cupcake Event Photography at knot too shabby!   The whimsical vintage photo booth will be available 10am - 3pm Sunday May 13th.   No...

A Crowd Pleasing Show Booth

A Crowd Pleasing Show Booth

Junk fairs, antique shows and pop-up markets are becoming ever more popular. And, no longer is the EZ Up Tent King of a show display. For hours only, small handmade businesses have an opportunity to create a visceral reaction through the art of their displays. How you...

Ringing in the New Year with a New Color

Ringing in the New Year with a New Color

Caitlin and I were talking earlier this week and I was telling her that I feel like we should have some sort of big, epic 2018 announcement to share! But, that's not the case. I'm relishing the fact that after seven years of business, we are at a point where things...

Interview with Voyage LA

Interview with Voyage LA

Recently, I was asked to submit a questionnaire for Voyage LA publication. It's been awhile since I've been interviewed so grabbed on to this opportunity enthusiastically. Interviews have a way of delving into the details of the business that I rarely write about or...

Since 1990…

Since 1990…

In 1990, I was eleven years old. I had froo-froo bangs, wore double stacked socks, cuffed my jeans (which, ironically I do today) and had a sweet pair of LA Gears complete with a dangling key chain. My biggest worry in 1990 was that I had to wear glasses (which were...

Painting Upholstery

Painting Upholstery

Painting upholstery is a highly debatable process. Some people swear by it, and others yell from the roof tops "IT'S NOT POSSIBLE." No matter your opinion on the subject, painting upholstery is counter-intuitive to say the least. I've done a handful of painted...

Maeberry Lane Design

Maeberry Lane Design

If you've admired our most recent window display by artist Sandy Brock, then you've likely noticed the contribution of vibrant yet cozy-soft florals by Maeberry Lane Design that sing out among the deep green doors and shutters.   The handiwork of Glendora artist...

 

Free Paint Days

Painting Workshops

If you are hesitant to take a paint brush to your much loved furniture, we can help! Sign-up for one of our many in-store workshops or host one of your own!


Free Paint Days

“Open-Paint” Days

If you love to paint as much as us, then you will love our  “open-paint” days!