Saturday, April 20, 2013

Benson's- A Unique Home Boutique

Today I want to share with you, Benson's!! Benson's just opened up here in North Las Vegas and it is carrying some of my hand-painted furniture. I hope to work with them more in the future as well. Today I stopped in to snap a few pictures and show you around the place. Earlier I scoped out their Facebook page and saw many of my pieces in the pictures. When I stopped in, she informed me that a lot of my stuff had already sold. How exciting and what a relief!

The owner has great pride in what she does and has wonderful style and taste. I joke with her that she is living my dream. Having her own furniture store has also been a dream of hers for along time and I guess it is her time to shine.

I met her and her daughter through Craigslist a few years ago, and since then she has been a wonderful client. I hope to return the favor and be a great client for her.

Benson's carries new as well as upcycled and repurposed furniture, home decor accessories, paintings, and crafts. There is a wide assortment of color and styles, something to please everyone's taste.
Benson's will also be carrying the famous Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the very near future. It will be the second store in all of the Las Vegas area to carry the paint line. That makes me a very happy customer, no more ordering online or driving an hour.

If you follow my blog you might recognize some of my pieces.

Feast your eyes on these great pictures and be sure to stop by at 5655 Centennial Center Blvd. Suite 130 Las Vegas, NV 89149. (Husband/editor's note: And it's only like two doors down from Smashburger! Yum.)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Re purposed Buffet

I've been M.I.A lately due to previous commitments, but I am happy to announce, I 'm back painting furniture full time! So please, if you've been following and have been disappointed, hang in there a bit longer.  Things should get exciting again.

In my last post I showed you a buffet I got for free. It was missing the doors and drawers. I knew I could re purpose it and make it darling. I envisioned it with a shelf and 3 large cute baskets.

I sanded the top and stained it in miniwax ebony.  I painted the rest in Annie Sloan Chalk paint Old white. I loved the carving and added some dark wax just in those areas to really bring the detail out. I painted the inside of the buffet in paris grey chalk paint.

You'll notice for now I have no baskets of shelves to speak of. Right now I am in desperate need of something to hold my books:)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A New Look

I just thought I'd give you a quick look at the new laminate flooring we installed in our living room. In case you haven't caught my earlier posts, every piece of furniture in this room has been bought used. I've repainted or reupholstered everything myself.

I still have a few finishing touches to make to the room. I always struggle with furniture placement in this large rectangular room but I think I finally found a setup that feels close and inviting.

The new floor brings in more light and looks so chic. I just can't get enough of the red with the gray floor.

I took  out some bookcases in the room and it freed up so much space. I have been brain storming and how to fit my books in the room without bringing a huge bookcase in.

Let me show you what I've come up with.  I got this buffet  free with the purchase of a dining room set. It has no doors or shelving, but with a little work and a shelf it will be the new home to my books. I even saved a place for it.

  Be Sure to check back in the next few days for the finished buffet!