Monday, July 30, 2012

Pinterest "Inspired" Dresser

So I have been actually been told that I have talent for decorating, and I'm thinking talent? what talent is that, because honestly I think my talent might just be the talent to copy someone elses talent, I sort of feel like it's my dirty little secret.  When I have a new project, or room to decorate, or empty wall, I usually do get a picture or idea in my head, but the first thing I think is someone else has done this, and ever since I discovered Pinterest that's where I go to find someone elses talented finished project and, shh, copy it.  That is where I discovered all the things with stenciled numbers on them, and so I tried it here with this dresser...

My mom put it on Facebook and it sold right away, and we had requests to make another so when I found this little "desperately in need of character" dresser at a garage sale, it was the perfect candidate.  I would love to give the person who came up with this idea credit, but I really have no idea who it was, but I will thank Pinterest for the never ending supply of "inspiration".



Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Fresh Start...

So I'm calling this post "a fresh start" because we have actually had this blog for quite some time, we have just been, well honestly a little embarrassed of it, because frankly we didn't know what we were doing.  So we've all been checking out, ok maybe stalking a little, some of those really fabulous blogs out there, that are doing the same thing we've been doing all these years, and thought maybe this would be a way to put ourselves out there.

We love doing what we do or maybe I should say "redoing", and thanks to Kristin from Simply Klassic, who helped us with the design of this adorable, new and improved blog, we can now join you all out there in Blog land, and show you what we are about.

 If this is your first time hearing of us, my mom(Faye) and sister(Shannon) started this business about 12 years ago, and soon after my dad build "The Shabby Cottage"(more on that on our "about us" tab), so hopefully my mom, my sisters and I will each be posting our new projects and finds each week. 

All of us here at the cottage really love this business, and hope you will follow along and give us your feedback, we would love to hear what you think of our new design.