Thursday, November 29, 2012

Things That Make Me Smile

Flying with Daddy.

Happy Thursday everyone:)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


This is it... my new favorite thing.  For the moment at least:)

I had a custom slip cover done, and I must say... I secretly hope this never sells:)  And that I am forced to bring her home.  And that no one EVER comes near her with chocolate fingers.  But even if they do, it's cool, cause like I said before, it's a slipcover and can be washed.

Mercantile Muse

Friday, November 23, 2012

All By My Self!

So, this is how it went:

Me:  "I just ordered a bunch of clothes for the shop from this awesome new line SugarLips."

Kyle:  "Nice."

Me:  "I am going to need a cute way to display it though, I can't find a good clothing rack that's cheap."

Kyle:  "huh."

Me:  "I want to build this one, that I found on Pinterest."

Kyle:  "That's pretty cool, but I'm going to be gone all next week."

Me:  "Well, do you think I can do it without you?"

Kyle:  "haha, no."

Flash forward to later that week:

Me:  "Suck it Kyle"

The End

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

What's Up

As we approach Christmas it is getting crazier and crazier around the casa and the shop.  Sometimes I feel like I am just trying to keep my head above water... and then a mean kid swims by and dunks me.  

Other then feeling like I might drown, things are going really well over at The Dented Lampshade.  Not only have I been busting out furniture and decor for the shop, but I have been doing some custom work too.  

Here are a few pics of what I have been up to:

A custom growth chart and Love sign for a little girl's room, and a burlap cork board.

An awesome chest for the end of my friend Danielle's bed.

Seriously, that color is FANTASTIC!!

So you see, I am just trying to keep up with the big kids here:)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Me, I Want A Hoolahoop!

Christmas is in full force at The Barn.  Stars, snowflakes, an awesome window display, and even a rotating tree. 360 degrees of fabulousness!  I guess the season is upon us.  It's like we skipped right over Thanksgiving and moved straight into Christmas.

Here's a little peak at what The Dented Lampshade has been up to:

Isn't that just the cutest ornament garland??!!

Merry early Christmas everyone.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Shabby Chic

I don't have a before picture but this is one of my favorite pieces ever.  I just did my typical white wash on all but the squares on the back.  I did a really light robins egg blue on the squares.  I love the combination of the sleek perfection of the squares and the shabby chippy whitewash.  It's the epitome of shabby chic.

Happy Tuesday everyone.

Mercantile Muse

Thursday, November 8, 2012

I Heart You

I have TONS of folding chairs. If you ask me, you can't have too many folding chairs.  We have a small dining room table so we only keep 4 chairs out in our day to day living.  When friends come over we bust out all of the folding chairs.  Well, I decided that if we are going to have a million folding chairs around, they might as well be cute.

I just started with a plain old metal folding chair that had a wood seat:

And how would you like to sit your butt in this beauty!??

This particular one made it's way to the shop, but don't worry, I will be doing fun stuff to the rest of my chairs too!

Here's to Handy Andy

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Happy Halloween From Princess Luci

Hope you all had a happy Halloween.

Ours was filled with Mario, Luigi, Harry Potter, Champ Bailey, and Princess Luci.  Does it get any better then that??

Have you ever tried to take a picture of 5 kids under 10?  This is as good as it gets.  Sorry folks:)  

Check out Luci sorting her stash at the end of the night

Oh yeah, and don't forget Peter Pan and Tink.  Sorry honey, I couldn't resist throwing this one in there.  For some reason, when Halloween roles around we think it is acceptable to act like we are 20 again.  Gotta love this holiday... and men in tights.

The ladies and I kept it classy as the senior girls from Dazed and Confused.  Fry like bacon you freshmen piggies!!  

Hope you all had an equally ridiculous Halloween!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Pumpkin Patch:)

Are you ready for cuteness overload??  I mean really, you should probably sit down for this.  This much cuteness should be illegal!

This is Luci's bestie Taylor.  

My best friend Heather and I were pregnant at the same time and had our daughters 3 weeks apart.  It's like they were born to be besties.  We took the girls to the pumpkin patch and they had SO much fun!  There was a corn maze...

A giant spider web to climb on...

Of course there was the pumpkin patch..

and the highlight of the day was this giant bubble bouncing thing.  I have no idea what you call it but Luci wanted to stay on it ALL day.  It was the best work out I've had in years!

I forced Kyle to take a family picture... He's not always too excited to get in front of the camera.

And for the final picture... the peak of all cuteness...

Are you dyeing from cuteness yet?? If I had a picture of a puppy and a kitten kissing I would throw it in at this point and finish you off.