Everything listed under: Warren Harang Jr. Municipal Auditorium

  • Pick of the week

    Hello everyone, 

    Hope everyone is having a good weekend so far.  Its been a very rainy one here but I don't mind it so much, its a good time to catch up on inside stuff:)  I am waiting on some fabric to come in that I ordered from Décor Steals, I am really excited to get it in and figure out what I am going to do with it, drapes for living? curtains in kitchen? pillows? No matter what I do with it, I love having a sewing project for the fall! 

    But on to the pick of the week....Crystal and I were able to pick at an amazing old warehouse in the heart of NOLA a few weeks ago.  There was so much to look at that I could've just sat there for awhile just to take it all in.  It would've made a beautiful venue for that vintage/industrial wedding, but that's another idea for another post! 

    Under a bunch of old bricks and scrap metal were these beautiful carts.  Now while they were in need of some cleaning and tlc, which most anything I buy these days is.  I saw so much potential!  So we loaded it in the suburban and brought it home, and this is how it turned out!

     

     

     The yellow color is really so unique and it just pops so well against the old rust.  The wood cleaned up so beautifully, after a good scrubbing and oil it just looks so warm and inviting.  Now if you are saying to yourself that's nice but what do you do with that.  Let me give you an idea:)

     

      

    Yes it would make a beautiful vintage industrial coffee table. 

    If you love this cart as much as I do and think you may want to see it in person, come see me at the 38th annual TAWASI Antiques and Collectibles Show September 5,6 and 7.  It is going to be a great show, I am bringing tons of treasures along with this cart. 

     

    Mandy

     

  • Great Weekend

    The weekend is over, but we have some great memories.  I loved every moment.  We met some great people, sold some great things and even purchased a couple treasures ourselves.  I couldn't have done it without my team. So thanks team!!!

    Here are a couple shots of the weekend:

     

     

      

     

     

     

    And now its time to get back to business. I will be listing a couple things that did come home with me in my ETSY shop at reduced prices, so be sure to check next week for those fun finds.  I have lots of new things coming so be sure to check back with me soon!

     

    Mandy

  • Time for the Show

    The time has come for me to put away the paint brushes and get out of my painting clothes.  The 2013 Antique Show and Sale starts Friday.

    I have butterflies in my stomach and a million thoughts running through my head, will I have enough pieces, will my space look good, will my space look as good as it does in my head?  I certainly hope so! 

    I do have an after picture of the desk I just finished,

     

    Just a sneak peak of what I have coming to the show with me!

    Don't forget to stop and say HI!

     

    September 6,7 & 8 at the Warren J Harang Jr. Municipal Auditorium in Thibodaux

    Mandy

     

     

     

     

  • 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

  • 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

     

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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