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.
A trip to First Monday Trade Days at Canton, Texas was planned. Love to go junking there! I just knew, I would find what I was looking for there. I wanted something different, something unique. Well long story short…It was cold that weekend, and I don’t like cold and it hindered my creative juices. (That is my story and I am sticking to it.) Next day was warmer, but I didn’t really find what I was looking for, but did come home with a new treasure (read about it here.) So on the way home, I start hatching this plan, how can I use this old misfit hutch for a paint display? It’s kind of ugly, it has been sitting there forever, it is laminate, but I think it just might work.
I had already asked my wonderful Prince Charming to make me an 8 foot simple farmhouse type table to match the table that I already was using in the smaller booth.
In all of its mismatched, misfit glory….
I placed the hutch on my new table. This my friends, is where the looks started rolling in… first from Prince Charming, and then from my best friend, when she received a glimpse of my plan. I will tell you, I had a few doubts myself after seeing it sitting there.
Country Chic Paint to the rescue! I painted both pieces in Simplicity and distressed. Country Chic Paints works on laminate furniture, too.
Ta Da! Take a look at my new paint display. Not too bad for an ugly, old, misfit piece of furniture, if I do say so myself.
The paint display is still a work in progress, as I still have some things, I am planning on adding and doing some more rearranging, but it is off to a great start. I do believe Country Chic Paint and I will get along just fine in our vintage charm adventures, to come.
Hi! I am Shelley Prince, owner and designer of Shell's Vintage Charm. Welcome to my Blog, where you will find me sharing my life passions of my heart and treasures…bits and pieces of my small business, junking excursions, home, life, and DIY projects. Learn more about me here.
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