We've been busy working on getting our vendor space all prettied up at Baker's Mercantile in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. I must say that it was a little past due, but we are loving the results, It always amazes me how just a few little changes here and there make a big impact.
Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. It’s time to plant those flowers and spruce up our porches. So off we go, to purchase our flowers. Maybe we will pick up some new terracotta clay pots. We need something to plant the flowers in and they are cheap enough. Visions of our spruced up porch start to fill our mind… Cue the happy thoughts of spring… birds chirping, warmer weather, longer days, flowers, sitting on the porch sipping on sweet tea. But wait… something isn’t quite right, could it be that bright orangey looking thing? Yeah, that thing! You know that new terracotta clay pot, you just purchased. It has no charm! It looks out of place sitting there with all your other weathered containers, you know, the ones that has patina in all the right places. Now what are you going to do? No worries… I have the perfect solution! Let’s give it a faux weathered look and add texture using Country Chic Paint.
I am just a girl with a plan, lots of plans most days. Some of those plans, it isn’t unusual to have someone looking at me like…. Well you know the look, the one that has the little raised eyebrow and a somewhat smirk on the face. The one that says they kind of think maybe you have fallen off your rocker, look. That maybe you are really crazy, look. Have you seen that look before?
I had several new and exciting things happening at once and rather quickly, happening at Two Hip Chicks Marketplace. So I had to come up with a plan. The first one was I would be carrying a new paint line, Country Chic Paint. You probably already know the details of how the paint I was stocking went out of business. (If not you can read more on it here.) The second being I was moving from a little bitty 35 square foot space to a 120 square foot space. (Squeal) In all of this excitement, I realized, I needed more display pieces and fast.
You know that moment…
You see that perfect, rusty treasure from across the way. All sound disappears, your eyes are locked on it and you can see nothing, but that rusty goodness. That treasure, you didn’t know you were looking for, but know it was meant to be. It was put there just for you to find! Your heart starts beating a little faster. Your feet picks up the pace and they begin to move on their own accord. You are standing there in front of it and you know, you are not leaving there without it.
Yes, that moment… I had no idea, I was looking for a rusty truck door. I went out looking that day for something to use for some new booth displays. But… there it was!
It is rusty, a little beat up, it been around the block, more than a time or two. I’m sure it has countless stories to tell about all the adventures it has been on. It is the perfect fit for our new logo. It fits right in with our brand. It is full of Vintage Charm. Oh yes, it is coming home with me!
Prince Charming took it to the car wash and washed out all the old dirt and the crime off it and it is now waiting to be painted.
I couldn’t make up my mind, how I really wanted to paint it. So we finally just decided to make the door to match the door on the logo. SVC on the door is grey and of course the truck isn’t rusty, but didn’t want to paint the door, and lose all the rusty charm. We decided to just paint SVC in Bliss, a paint color from Country Chic Paint. Gave it a good spay of Poly. The Polycrylic popped out the old lettering that was previously on the door and I was a little alarmed at first, but decided that it was part of the original door and decided it only helped to add to its rusty, vintage charm.
It is now home and a part of our décor for our vendor booth location at Two Hip Chicks Marketplace, in Norman, Oklahoma.
Don’t you just love when you find an unexpected cute little treasure? On a Saturday while out buying supplies we decided to stop at a little flea market nearby. Sometimes those spur of the moment stops turn out to be some of my favorite treasured finds. We spotted this cute little replica of a Milking Stool. Knowing that I had a sample package of Country Chic Paint on the way, I thought it would be the perfect little project.
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