Happy Thursday, friends! Today is a special anniversary day for us...it was three years ago today we held our inaugural painting class here at Re-Invintage. We had opened a mere two months earlier, but we knew we wanted to help our customers feel confident tackling their painting projects.
We are huge fans of many General Finishes products, including their milk paints, high-performance top coats, flat-out-flat top coat and their oil-based stains. But their water-based wood stains are a true game-changer, allowing DIYers to get great coverage and quick dry time.
We love, love, love shows like Fixer Upper and Property Brothers and Flip or Flop Nashville. In an hour, they get the house, demo the house, renovate the house and reveal the house. That's the magic of TV. Bless Nichole Curtis - at least her projects take more than one episode to complete. For the rest of us, home projects take time.
Sometimes a LOT of time.
Painting Day. You don't always have the desire - or the luxury - to clear out a room to paint it. But in a small room like this, it's the only way. So we took everything out, patched the holes from the old cabinet and wire shelf and other wall organizers, and cleaned the walls before we cracked open the paint can. Not gonna lie, preparing to paint took about 2 hours.
And so it begins. The 12-year-old LG front-loading washer sang its swan song this week, triggering a series of events that will culminate in a stacked washer/dryer. The goal is increased accessibility to the appliances and a little vintage storage in this tiny laundry room. Here are the gory "before" photos of the hot mess....because we believe in keeping it real.
We've got May flowers, and we're sooooo exited to show them off!
But let's back up a minute.
We admit it: Sherri and I are both fools for April. April means last frost...and that means the return of warm weather here in Tennessee. Warm weather means we can paint outside - at least when it's not raining.
We've been kind of quiet here, but it's not because we were hibernating. Quite the opposite - we've been exceedingly busy. Between painting a slew of furniture pieces (and nature did NOT cooperate, so we did a lot of indoor painting this winter), we...
We had a WHIRLWIND of a 2018, and when we woke up it was 2019. No excuses...we dropped the ball on blogging last fall. But we're back at it, with plans to post often this year. For starters, here's a recap of one of our most recent events, which was an informal in-store how-to transition our homes from post-holiday blah to winter wow!
It's week 3 of our bathroom renovation and things are starting to look very different around here. Unless you've been living in a cave for the past few years, you've seen the return of wood walls. Thanks to Chip and Joanna Gaines, shiplap has become an everything-old-is-new-again trend in farmhouse style, so let's take a fresh look at wood walls.
Welcome back to our mini-series showcasing a master bathroom update. We're starting with a fresh coat of paint. Running a small business doesn't leave us much time (or energy) to #reinvintage our own homes and furniture, but this bathroom was in desperate need of a do-over....and paint is the perfect place to start.
Meet the Authors
We're Terry & Sherri, known by some as the Southern Pickin' Chicks. We do love to pick, and paint, polish and press our finds before we offer them to our fans and friends. Follow along on our adventures!