Everything listed under: Thibodaux Louisiana

  • Antique Show


    I have been so busy lately, picking and painting right up until the final minutes.  I did it all for this weekend, the 38th Annual TAWASI Antiques and Collectibles Show.  I went set up today and let me tell you, that setting up my own booth is almost as exciting as looking at everyone else's.  Its going to be a great show, looking forward to meeting lots of new people and seeing old friends. 

    Here are a couple of pics of the booth today.  Its not completely done, so your just going to have to come by too see all the goodies:)





     Hey mom, its not the same without you this year:)





  • 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. 




  • 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






  • 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. 



  • 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!!



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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