Friday, January 27, 2017
This has been a crazy week. I always drive my old work truck just in case I find something when I am out running errands. Monday I decided to drive my car so I hopped in and it would not even turn over….dead, dead, dead. I love my old beat up truck!! It doesn’t look beautiful but it is reliable!! Technology……… so many bells and whistles to go wrong, yet the old auto’s run forever. ……. Just like furniture.
This new furniture is junk and does not holdup to everyday use yet very expensive. To my surprise even Thomasville and some of the top manufacturers are making junk with big price tags. I guess that is why people are jumping on the money train to sell their antiques at high prices these days.
I think of myself as your personally shopper. I am always trying to find a wonderful unique antique at a bargain price FOR YOU. Once I find that wonderful piece, then the work begins. Prepping it and giving it a facelift. For me it is sometimes an agonizing process …. What color??. As most everyone that knows me, I think outside the box. I have never been about plain and simple, so many of my pieces have paisleys designs, etc on them. I do however keep my furniture colors classic so it is easy to accessorize your room with bold crazy colors even by changing the knobs. Anyway, got to run…..lots to do to day and I need to get busy!!!!
Friday, January 20, 2017
I have not been on my blog in a long, long time. I recently moved back to Patsy’s Attractions in Fountain Inn, SC. I like being there and its always nice laughing and talking with Patsy’s. I may or may not be successful there since it’s a distance from Greenville, but hopefully my wonderful customers will feel like it’s worth the trip. Fountain Inn has some nice shops worth checking out plus J Peters Restaurant is right next door and the food is fabulous!!
I am frequently asked about repainting pieces of furniture and each time I learn that it has been painted in a latex paint. Using latex on furniture is tricky…….I am not saying it can not be done, but I am saying if it is not properly done, it will easily chip and peel away. All experienced furniture painters always spend the money to buy and use the best chalk and milk paint available and sealers of choice. Its expensive but so worth it to our satisfied customers. So if you are in the market for painted antiques just ask what they use and how is it sealed prior to buying. You may pay a little more but you will be so happy with years of everyday use and your purchase still looks amazing!!
I use Facebook to let my customers and potential new customers see what’s available, but since I have a working studio / shop at my residence, some pieces are sold before I can get a photo. I am always open here and working on new pieces so please come look……..do not feel obligated to buy….just look around!! I enjoy the conversation and it gives me a break. Its so beautiful out today, I decided to do most of my work feeling the sunshine on my face.
Enjoy your day and I hope to see ya soon!! Debra