Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Dogwood Festival weekend!

This weekend is Mebane's annual Dogwood Festival, kicking off Friday evening and continuing all day on Saturday! So many exciting festivities are planned as usual! We will be open all day on Saturday with lots of special sales on furniture. Keep up with us on our FACEBOOK page as we are always adding pics,prices ect...  Open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10-5
         107 W. Clay St. in charming Mebane, NC 27302

Thursday, April 18, 2013

summer decorating idea...

We have two decorating themes at our house:  Christmas and Beach Cottage! As soon as the holidays are over I start sprinkling my shells and starfish all over the house. So when I found these fun striped beach towels I decided to use them in place of my everyday towels for a happy pop of color in my bathroom!  Why not?  Decorate with what makes YOU happy!

         photo by me {towels from K-Mart}
 lots of new things have been arriving daily, but I have forgotten to grab my camera the last few weeks...soooo here we have a few sorry cell phone pics ;)
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Come visit us in charming downtown Mebane at 107 W. Clay St.
Open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10-5

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Junk Files #3...

Today's rescue is this beat-up vintage porch swing which was destined for the landfill when I found it. Although it was long past it's prime for it's intended use, I loved the charming details and the scrumptious original chippy paint.  Just because something isn't functional anymore doesn't mean it can't be used decoratively :). Porch swings just scream SUMMER to me and I love to imagine a hot summer night before air-conditioning when the whole family would gather on the front porch to cool off and chat about their day. For sappy, sentimental reasons alone, I can't stand to bypass an old porch swing ;)
First, I cut the back off with my trusty jigsaw.

this is the seat of the swing turned upside down...I'm thinking shelf?....
Next step, I used a combination of my garden hose and a wire brush to remove the dirt and loose paint.

My side-kick...I love having her company while I work and she loves the sounds of all my power tools!

I hung the back piece vertically next to my back steps where it pops against the blue siding.

My favorite transformation is the seat of the swing which I turned into a charming shelf. It fit perfectly on an
awkward wall in my kitchen and is just deep enough to hold a few of my favorite things without blocking the traffic path through the room.

Come back next Monday and watch us turn BAD junk into AWESOME JUNK!!!
And stop throwing stuff away....REPURPOSE it!!!!!

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Junk Files #2

 these UGLY canisters were sooo ugly that even Goodwill had to mark them down! At .69 cents ea. it was a deal I couldn't pass up. They just needed some love!
 We had these little birds at the shop for $2 ea., but you could use anything.
 Glued them to the lids. I used my hot glue gun, but I would recommend using a E-600 or gorilla glue. Do as I say, not as I do ;)
 Spray paint in the color of your choice...and voila!
 ADORABLE right?!!!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

First Thursdays! Open until 8:00 pm...

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107 W. Clay St. in Downtown Mebane