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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Haven and Dreamingincolor {Third Time Is A Charm}

Funny how you can do something again and again and wind up with different results. 
That's what happens every year I go to Haven.

I have been going to Haven for three years! The first year I went was the first year Haven was started. I had met Rhoda when we were shooting a pilot for HGTV and she told me about her vision.
I knew that it would be a good fit for me. I had a lot to learn though. I never had been to a blogging conference and didn't know what to do. I thought the vendors like Ryobi, Home Depot, and Kregg were there to sell me something or just wanted my info to send me tons of emails. Boy was I wrong!  I quickly learned that the vendors that came were there to work with bloggers. They knew that social media was the place to put their efforts. Bloggers can really be a voice!
That started a whole new world for me. I knew that season 2 would be making relationships with my favorites. Ryobi being my number one!

Ryobi has been so kind to me. They really want to work with us. They appreciate what we do. They know how to have fun too!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Dorm Decor

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...It is almost time for back to school and it is time to start thinking of dorm decor. Something that shows your personality. Let's face it, there are so many things to purchase. Anytime you can find a bargain, you need to snatch it up! That's were Old Time Pottery comes in. I shopped their Bargain Blast Sale and came up with a few ideas to help you decorate your dorm room. I added a little chevron, color, and pizzazz to a otherwise dull look.

Head on over to Old Time Pottery Blog and get details of the savings and learn how to do this yourself!

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dreamingincolor Summer Mantel {Beach Dreamin}

Summer is upon us and we have decorated a few times here at the store.
One of the things I most enjoy is rearranging the store. 
Dreamingincolor has made a name for itself by having fun vignettes set up around each room.
The problem is the don't stay long before we are rearranging again!!
I am not complaining. It is a good problem to have.

We are excited to be celebrating summer. Decorating for summer is something I do all year long at my home. I use vintage suitcases and some beachy things all around. I dream of the beach all the time. I miss the salty air and even the sand that can be annoying most of the time.

Owning a store has put a little cramp in my travel plans. It is hard to leave. So not sure I will be getting to the beach this year.
That is how I came up Dreamingincolor's summer mantel.

What is so neat about this sign is what it is made of. 
Click to read more!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Dreamingincolor Signature Paint Colors

If you have been reading the blog,on my Facebook page or stopping in at the store, you might have noticed a buzz!
Excitement is in the air!!
As you know I am now carrying Country Chic Chalk and Mineral based paint! As exciting as that is to me, I have another announcement!
Dreamingincolor now has there own line of Signature paint colors. We a gradually introducing them to the public. I will have a way for you to purchase them here too.
OK drum roll please........

This is 


As popular as blues and turquoises are right now, it didn't take long for me to decide on this signature color for our line.

We also introduced ......

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Painted Furniture in NYC

I recently went to NYC again. One of my favorite places to go.
This was really an impromptu trip. My daughter was accepted to an acting school there and I was there to show her how to get around the big city. Funny, she was the one showing me though!
We had a blast and got to to lots of things. Wish I could have shopped more but I did get to visit a shop in Greenwich Village.
Unfortunately, I don't remember the name. The tag said Reclaim, Recycle.
How bad could that be?
That is what I do so I was curious to see.
Painted furniture in NYC is a lot more expensive than here but I enjoyed all the eye candy.

I loved the patina on the furniture. Most had tons of distressing.

Friday, May 23, 2014

How to Make a Patriotic Bunting

 This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day and the memory of those we have lost at war. We celebrate what it is to be an American! We reflect on what it means to be free.
We hang the flag, have picnics and spend time with family. 
I have always admired the patriotic buntings that hang on porches and white picket fences in small town USA. It brings back memories of my childhood celebrating with parades and sparklers!

I love decorating and using our flag for the holiday. I made a very popular flag a few years ago too.

 I wanted to decorate the store (Dreamingincolor) with something special. It is in the historic part of town so I felt this was fitting. I also think it would be a great decoration on any porch, gazebo, fence,etc. 

So I went shopping at Old Time Pottery because I knew they had everything I needed for the holiday. There are several decorations but this one I purchased everyday things and transformed it to what I needed.

Head over to the blog post I wrote for them and learn how to make it and see how great the porch looks now!

It is easy! I just stapled it to the gingerbread molding. Oh and its waterproof!


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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Painted furniture at Dreamingincolor

Seems these day I paint so much I tend to forget the before pictures to show you. I get new furniture in and it goes out to quick. Thank God!!
So I decided to show you some of the great pieces I have at the store. Some are here and some have sold.

I am celebrating six months in business too! It has flown by.

I have learned a lot and still can learn more.

One thing I know for sure is that I have stayed true to myself and my art. The people that come in say it is because of the different way I paint that caught their eye. That is such a validation. I love to put my spin on my furniture. Doesn't mean it is the best out there or the right way, just means it is my way. I'm good with that!