Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

From Our family at The Shabby yours...

Thursday, November 21, 2013

White and Wood Dresser

post by Katie
I tell ya this was the item of this summers garage sales.  I think between me and my mom we picked up five dressers similar to this style. This was one of the more special ones a little bigger, and detailed.  

My husband and I picked it up near the end of the summer, and it sat in the garage waiting for inspiration for awhile.   Then I seen this one at Red Hen Home.  I really wanted to keep the drawers and especially the top wood, but after close inspection, it was just a little too rough, so I settled for leaving some of the trim and legs.  I just cleaned it up and rubbed some stain on it to shine it up.

Apparently I didn't take before pics, errr!

I painted the drawers and top Cottage white.  So I guess it accomplished the same look I was going for.  Mixing white and dark stained wood is my favorite look, it's what I choose to put in my own house mostly. 

 Unfortunately most of the pieces we get are in a pretty rough state.  Stripping and staining is pretty much out of the question do to the time it takes, it's just not worth it.  The funny thing is when a piece is in good enough shape to leave in the original state, it takes much longer to sell.  I think people know that our look is painted furniture and they come for that.

Sadly one of the pulls was broken so I had to come up with something.  I don't mind mismatched handles and knobs and the glass ones I chose are still old fashioned and antiquey (I'm pretty sure they're going to add that word to the dictionary) so I'm ok with it, hopefully someone else who wants this look will be also.

Thanks so much for stoppin' by


Linking Too:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

More Pics from Around the Cottage

post by Katie

I wanted to share more of the pictures that Shealyn Stout  took of the Cottage a few weeks ago.  Of course it looks wayyy different now.  We brought Christmas to the Cottage.  We're also constantly selling pieces and moving things around, but you get a good idea of what we have to offer on a regular bases.

We have lots of decorative iron, architectural elements, industrial hooks, handles and knobs to offer...

How cute is this "numbered" screen...

We have a little trailer full of more antiquey(I'm pretty sure that's a word;), and industrial decor...

We would love for you to come and see us!

Thanks for stoppin' by


Monday, November 11, 2013

Two~Tone Hutch with Glass Doors

post by Katie

Finally a simple, no big issues project.  This hutch was a Craigslist find, It was close to home, a good price, and all in tact.  I even got to keep the handles and knobs.  

It's projects like this that sorta make up for those "challenging" ones.  

I decided on black but painted the top and inside our creamy white then antiqued it with Minwax in Provincial.  It's features are the glass paneled doors, with adjustable shelves, shuttered lower cabinets doors for storage, also the long drawer for flatware or platters.  I also have a thing for furniture with legs.

I think it turned our pretty cute, it's on the smaller side, so pretty easy to fit in anywhere.

Here it is before...

Thanks for stoppin'

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Chandeliers & Lamps on Sale this Weekend

Beginning this weekend we will be offering weekly deals up until Christmas.  This Friday and Saturday all chandeliers and lamps are on sale, so I thought I would post some of the lighting options we have to offer at the Cottage.

Would love to see this weekend if your in the area.

Thanks so much for stoppin'

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The End Result...A Fancy Library Desk

This was another garage sale find over the summer, that I painted Cottage White.  

I guess I just can't leave well enough alone because I had a vision in my head, and it actually turned out pretty close, but boy getting there was not easy.  

I'm sure someone out there has some magical(or at least simpler)way of getting the same result but I like to take the long "challenging" road.  More lessons learned that way right?  No really tell me there's something good in making everything as difficult as it possibly can be, Jk..

I basically made a stencil with the Cricut out of vinyl, but if you know anything about these machines the biggest thing you can cut is 12 x 24, so I actually made umm four stencils? six stencils?  I'm not even sure now.  I guess I needed it to be a distant memory to post about it, because I know at one point I wanted to wad the thing up and throw it away.  Ya see the table is obviously bigger than 12 X 24 so you have to piece it together to make a huge stencil, without it sticking to itself and the other pieces, all the while figuring out which piece goes where.  I'm sure I've pretty much lost everyone by now, so enough about my frustration.  

 I suppose, all's well that ends well because I think it turned out in the end.

Here she is before...

and after...

She was just begging for those glass handles

Lesson learned by the way, it's not going to sell any faster or for any more money than if I had just left it plain white, but maybe just maybe it will get a little more attention on Pinterest.

Thanks so much


Linking Too:

Friday, November 1, 2013

Around the Cottage...A Pro Photo Shoot

I'm super excited to post these pics we just had taken at the Cottage by pro photographer Shealyn Stout @  Shealyn did an amazing job of portraying what the Cottage is all about.  I'll let them speak for themselves...

We really do have a large variety...This has been dubbed the "white room".  but who knows it may be the black room next week.

Panorama of inside the Cottage...

This might be my favorite, the dressy chandelier against our galvanized ceiling. 

Well that is small portion of our most recent merchandise at the Cottage.  We have a trailer full of antique and industrial goodness that shaelyn captured perfectly, and I can't wait to show off. 

I'll be posting more of her awesome pics in the coming weeks.

Thanks for spending your precious time with us.