Everything listed under: antiques

  • Its Almost Time!

        Yes, its almost time for the Show!!!   I have been busy getting things ready. I enlisted the help of my mom, who spent the day painting with me.  She was a big help and will be a big help with the show. (Thanks Mom)  Still have lots to do but for now I have a couple of before pictures to show you :

      

     

    What will they look like when they are done??  Your going to have to come to the Show to find out!!

     

    37th Annual Bayou Lafourche Antiques Show and Sale

    September 6,7 &8 2013

    Warren J. Harang, Jr. Municipal Auditorium

    310 N Canal Boulevard Thibodaux, La

  • Before and After

    Just in case you haven't been able to pick up your July POV magazine.  I am going to give you a sneak peek at my ad.

     

     

     Notice anything different about this ad??? yep, that's right.... I am in the picture!!!  It wasn't the easiest thing to do but I think it came out great, thanks to my daughter who is actually the one who took the picture.  I also started advertising for the Antique show coming up in September. I cannot wait till its here and all of my pieces are done and set up, until then I will spend many days covered in paint and many nights thinking about what color I want to be covered in tomorrow! 

    Back to the ad....the desk that I am sitting on was a fantastic find.  I really had a hard time hiding how much I wanted it when negotiating price.  Many nights I thought about what exactly to do with it....Do I paint it? strip it and stain it? Paint it two-toned? turquoise? white? blue? The possibilities were endless.  (That's truly one of my favorite parts thinking about all the possibilities) I thought about it for awhile, then I decided! To tell the truth I don't really decide and then do it,  I kind of decide as I go so I just got to work.  First I started by stripping the top and staining it, which is not something I really mind doing.  I love seeing the old, gunky paint peel off and expose the beautiful wood underneath.  Then when that was done, I experimented with paint colors and combinations until I decided on this.........

     

     

    She is now ready for the show!

    Come see this desk at the 37th Annual Bayou Lafourche Antiques Show and Sale,  September 6,7 & 8, 2013 at the Warren J. Harang, Jr. Municipal Auditorium in Thibodaux, Louisiana. 

     

    Mandy

  • The Future

    Well if you haven't noticed yet,  I am no longer at Sweet Olive Antiques and Café.  To be exact, there is no longer a Sweet Olive Antiques and Café.  It has closed it doors after many years of serving the city of Houma great home-cooking surrounded by grandma's antiques.  Ms. Boudreaux put many years of hard work into that café and will be deeply missed.   I know she is sad and excited about what the future will bring!

     The future for "The Painted Chair" is equally exciting!  I have many, many, many projects in the works. Which I am very excited about, but at the same time I have a knot in my stomach about the amount of projects I have....but like everything else it will all come together!  I am getting all these projects together for the upcoming 37th annual Bayou Lafourche Antiques Show and Sale on September 6,7 &8, 2013. 

    Until then I will be working hard at painting and refinishing furniture. To be honest, though, what I will be working at the hardest is making this summer, for my kids, the best summer ever!!!  Which brings me to a quote I found today:

     

    "Collect Moments Not Things"

     

     

    words to live by!!

    Mandy

     

  • Its been awhile!!

    Yes, I know it has been awhile.  I have been busy doing some painting for customers, and also busy purchasing some things for myself.   I am starting to get ready for the Antique Show coming up in September.  I will start sharing sneak peaks of things I am bringing to the show soon!!

     

    But for now here is a great

    Before and After:

     

    I had a customer with a Kitchen island, that just didn't go in their very eclectic, stylish home.  So we talked and looked at samples and came up with a plan.  We decided to paint the base a nice earthy color and add a old rustic, cypress top.  I added "new" vintage hardware, which always adds so much character to any piece. I think it came out fantastic! But more importantly the customer was thrilled.

    Here is the before:

     

     

     

    Here is the after:

     

     

     

     

    Mandy

     

     

  • Pick of the week

    This pick shows that I don't see the need to paint everything.  This mantle is beautiful just the way it is.  All it needed was some cleaning and I used a little hemp oil to revive the dried wood.  This beauty dates back to early 1900's. The details and craftsmanship are definitely one of a kind.

    This is the kind of piece that can instantly take your "new" home and give it the character that you are desperate to achieve.

     

     

     

    This mantle will be listed on ETSY soon, but if you would like to see it in person, it can be seen at Sweet Olive Café and Antiques.

     

     

     

     

     

    Mandy

  • Moving In!

    I'm slowly moving into Sweet Olive!  Putting a personal touch on the shop has been a little harder than I thought it would be.  But with every piece I move in, it feels more and more like me!

    The piece I am bringing to Sweet Olive today is definitely going to help. It came out gorgeous!  I truely have to give credit to my husband for helping me with the color.  I was leaning toward a earthtone, but he kept encouraging me to go BOLDER.  I'm so happy I listened, because it is one of my favorites!

     

     

    You have to see this one in person!

    Mandy

  • Exciting News!

     

     

    Yes, I have some exciting news!!  I am moving into the Sweet Olive Antiques and Cafe in Houma!!!!  I have been looking and patiently waiting to find the perfect spot for The Painted Chair, and now I have found it.  The owner Collette Boudreaux has been very gracious and is letting me put my touch on her shop.  While I am not anywhere near moved in I am full of new ideas and am very excited about the future of  "The Painted Chair".

         I will have plenty of pictures to share as I move in, but if you can't wait please stop by and look around!

       Mandy

     

  • Visit Us At The 36th Annual Bayou Lafourche Antiques Show

     

    Come out this weekend to visit me at the 36th Annual Bayou Lafourche Antiques Show.  The event will be held at the Warren J. Harang, Jr. Municipal Auditorium, Thibodaux, LA. The event starts this Friday, September 7 and lasts through Sunday, September 9.   I have lots of great new pieces for sale and would love the support!



About Me

My name is Mandy and I love finding something old, outdated and giving it a new life using paint. The process I use to restore my furniture is an Art. Not only do I tediously pick and build every piece by hand but I only get pieces that I truely love. If I love a piece of furniture I will spend the time that is needed to hand-paint, distress, sand and wax every nook and cranny.


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