Monday, January 3, 2011

Fluffin The Booth!

Hi Sweet Bloggerettes!  Well it's that time when those of us who are crazy enough to have booths, start fluffing, doing and rearranging! 

We also are on the hunt constantly for new stuff, of which I haven't had much luck at finding lately.

However, I did find this cabinet at Habitat. It was a dark stained wood, which we all know cannot stay that way in Sissie's booth!  So out comes the chantilly lace paint from Benjamin Moore, the mouse sander and lots of elbow grease.

I'm calling this a French Farmhouse Cabinet, but a customer called it a jelly cabinet.  I like the french version the best.

I just love this little side table.  It's from the 60's when french provincial style was all the rage.  It's usually found in it's original paint that is a very drab mustard gold.  Ick!  Gotta a cure for that!

Life just would not be complete without a pink spot in my booth.
This does the trick.  Nothing is safe when I have a can of
Ballet Pink in my hands!
So what are you up to?  Fluffing, redoing, creating, making, writing, cooking or just relaxing.....????



Char said...

Sissie, I think the pretty cabinet is called whatever you want. I like your version better, more romantic. HA!
You did a wonderful job of painting her and making her look so lovely.
I think your booth is wonderful and I am sure after it warms up a bit, you will find the treasures and peeps will be out. Char

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sissie, that cabinet is darling. Of course it couldn't be brown. Now way! I need an electric sander. So far I have done it all by hand. It has to be quicker with an electric one.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh so pretty! Love the fluffin!

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

Hi all looks wonderful and "girlie" just like I like it! I feel bad now because I like the mustard yellow....silly me,huh?
oh well.....

Pink Satin Sashes said...


You know I have been fluffing around.
I little pink pillows are the dearest little things.


The French Bear said...

Ohhhh, did I see some ballet slippers in that mound of gorgeous stuff? Wow, you have the prettiest things in your booth!!! I am making shoes....feel like a shoemaker!!!
Margaret B

Deb said...

Love, love, love the cabinet and I love jelly so I'll call it a jelly cabinet :)
Hugs to you and those 2 sweet kitties, Deb=^..^=x5

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oooh, I love that pink wire stand, Sissie! The pillows look great on it, too! I'm going to have to use a sander when I start on that little table and chairs set I found. Do your hands shake for hours afterward using that thing? I'm wondering if I should just do a quick sanding with sandpaper and then use Kilz 1,2,3 {which is supposed to be primer and "no sanding" in a can}.

FourSistersInACottage said...

Would like to take that piece home with me :)
Have a great week and thanks for the peek into your booth, looks like a place I would want to LIVE!!!
Hugs, Amy

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oooooooo, I love the cabinet Sissie!

I am busy doing absolutely nothing and it feels great! My studio is a mess but it can wait!


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I am actually just getting in the mood for planning on what to do in the house next! Love that painted cabinet and the pink pretties! ~Hugs, Patti

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

So much prettiness, Sissie!
LOVE your French cabinet, tres chic!


Sares said...

Ah to commiserate with a fellow vendor! It can be so much work but I really enjoy it. It sounds like you have some work ahead of you. I hope you find some good treasures at the auction, maybe you'll get REALLY lucky and find things that don't need much of a transformation! Your little French cabinet looks perfect. I'm in the process of working on a little wooden trunk that is half green, half orange. A hideous color combo. Have a terrific week Sissie!

P.S. I am loving your perfect Imperfections booth too!

Annie Louise said...

Love your booth, the fluffin' turned out great. Love all the white and the touches of pink---sooooooooooooo fabulous!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Beautiful Sissie! The little french cabinet is adorable! Bet you won't have it very long. And I LOVE the shades of pink!

Just beautiful!

Lou Cinda

Kathysue said...

Oh Sissie, nothing as productive as you my dear. I just got all the Christmas decor put aways and hopefully tomorrow I can re-dress my home, that is if I can find where I put everything,Kathysue

Be sure to come by and leave a comment for my Giveaway. I am having so much fun with this!!! I love the Container store.

The Homemaker said...

I am green with envy that you have the French Farmhouse Cabinet. That is so awesomely pretty!

Polly said...

Every time I see a french provincial piece, I just swoon! Takes me back to my childhood when I had the complete bedroom suite! Wish I still had it! I love how you have done this one in crisp white....looks fabulous!

Gotta go fluff the booths this week! I'm not finding much either as of late...can't wait til yard sale season!!


Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Love the French Farmhouse cabinet, it's gorgeous.. and love your touches of pink too!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sissie, you are right on target, this week I will be painting and priceing and I will be fluffing the booth on Friday, taking out Christmas and putting in Valentines. I am on the hunt for items also, we had a New Years sale and I am wiped out...YEA!!


Marydon said...

Oh, Sissie, those pink pillows are divine but those precious little pink slippers nestled beside, adorable!

Pop over for our lovely CSN GIVEAWAY!

Have a beautiful New Year ~
Hugs, Marydon

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I love your pieces and especially the cabinet redo. You are one busy creative lady. I guess you get tired of me saying that all the time.
I am trying to get a giveaway going where I would give the winner a gift certificate to one of my followers shops. So of course yours would be a excellent choice for them to choose. I just have to figure how to do it but I need to get busy.
I have my grandmothers old bedroom suit I need to send you a picture and see if you think I could do to it what you did to this cabinet.
Love ya

Deb said...

Oh my, such pretties! I love furniture. Especially tables, hutches and odd little cabinets and such. I wish I had room for more!

Happy New Year!

Allison said...

Everything is beautiful as always, Sissie. Your French farmhouse cabinet looks lovely. I just painted a little night table in Ballet Pink. Isn't that a sweet color? So feminine and soft. I thought of you while I was painting it.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Wouldn't that cabinet make a nice side table for an old iron bed Sissie? I love checkin' out your booth!

Heidi Meyer said...

Your French table is darling! Love all of your fluffing pretties!
Have a great day ~ Heidi

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

LOVE the French piece....then again almost every piece of furniture I own is in that exact same style (cept I kept the mustard yellow after much consideration on painting) Beautiful pieces!

stefanie said...

Lovin' the fluffin'

Donnie said...

Love the way you gives me so much inspiration. Have a great day.

Diann said...

Hi Sissie and Happy New Year to you! Your fluffing is just lovely!

Dorthe said...

Everything are so lovely in your booth, sweet Sissie, Love the cabinet and side table-both looks wonderfull in your white paint.
And it all comes together with your beautifull touches of pink pillows...

A Cottage Muse said...

Lots of re-feathering going on around here too! Have to keep busy to make the long winter go by quickly!!

Passionate for White said...

Boy oh boy what I wouldn't give to see this all in person!!!

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Cute cabinet! I love the white. Just getting everyting back in place. Need to start working on my store front window in my booth. Always a challenge. Have a lovely day. Judy

The French Maid said...

Stumbled upon your lovely blog today via Bonjour Romance...
I'm your newest follower!
--Lee Ann

The Painted Cottage said...

Sissie! Went by BOTH your ADORABLE booths yesterday! I'm in love with everything! (and have to admit to buying some things!)

I love the cabinet & am DYING for the farmhouse table at Miss Minnies! :)

One Cheap B*tch said...

What a sweet little cabinet! I would definitely snatch that right up! Happy new year Sissie!


Nancy said...

Hi Sissie,
I love what you did with that cabinet. I can't even imagine it dark. It's really great, and I bet it'll get snatched up in no time. Too bad it's not me buying it!

Hope you're doing well, Sissie. I'm working full time right now and don't have enough time to devote to blogging, but I do make it a point to visit you and a few other special people. Take care!


Kathy said...

YUM, Sissie...
French Farmhouse Awsomness!
Hugs, Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Low Tide High Style said...

Happy New Year Sissie! I love your new header pics and that French farmhouse cabinet looks beautiful!

Kat :)

Maureen said...

Oh so very, very pretty Sissie! As always!

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I'm formulating a list of things to do this year; the first of which is having a half bathroom installed in my husband's office....which means a construction mess and lots of drywall dust.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Suuuuuuuuuuch pretty shots!!! Your booth is dreamy!

m ^..^

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hey, Sweet Sissie! Just stopping by to catch up on missed posts again, so you know I'll be here for at least 20 mins....droolin', I would imagine!!

Hope your Christmas was wonderful and that you are gearing up for a terrific 2011~

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

All I can say is, Yum! Love the little shabbied up table too! Have a wonderful week.


Donna said...

I like the sound of the sound of the "French Farmhouse Cabinet" much better than jelly cabinet, too! What a great makeover, and I am lovin' the table and your pretty pink pillows, too!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Your little French Cabinet is adorable. I'm sure it will sell quickly. I've finally got Christmas put I'm leaving things empty, but it won't stay that way long :-)

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Love the French farmhouse cupboard! It's so amazing what a coat of white paint can do!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

*swooning over that cabinet!!***

your space looks beautiful! i have
been getting things into my space as
well....slow process...but its going!

wish i lived close by so i could go shopping
in your spot there!!!


Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Sissie,

Lovely!! I will take one of everything! Just yummy!

Happy New Year and many blessings,

Carole said...

I agree Jelly Cabinet is for Jelly and how much jelly does one need?...haha
Both pieces look wonderful painted white.

Yes I am fluffing like crazy! and trying to pack up all the xmas stuff in the shop!

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup