I sanded and stained the top, and used my beloved chalk paint for the bottom (I'm going to sing an 'ode to chalk paint' song one day...and buy stock in it). It is truly one of my favorites so far.
* It didn't take as long as I thought it would.
* It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
* It came together better than I thought it would....and....
* It was JUST as much fun as I thought it could be.
Opened today for the first time at Winnie & Tulula's in Athens, Texas, "Goin' with the Flo" echoes the sentiment of "Beauty in ALL Things" with its thoughtfully refurbished furniture, distressed finishes, and funky what nots. And it's not just restoration for the eyes...it's for the soul. Each purchase helps fund local mission trips - because God's Plan IS better.
Posted by Flo and Grace at 12:44 PM
After all that's happened in the past two days - two rounds of TAKS testing for my students, tornado warnings the past two nights, water pipe busting causing damage to my floors and carpets, and the grand opening of "Goin' with the Flo" 's booth tomorrow.....I should be curled up in a ball, crying "I give! I give!" . MERCY! It's been a whirlwind couple of days....
Fortunately, thanks to my hubs (who has taken over many duties) and Anne Sloan's chalk paint (YES...it IS as good as reviews say!) and my God who seems to have refreshed me every morning somehow, I think I am ready.
Posted by Flo and Grace at 5:04 AM
This past Sunday, I took a break from painting and stood still for a day. I watched my little girls....two and six.....hunt eggs in sweet dresses. Wind blowing.....shrieks from Sophie saying, "I found it!" Wondering when Grace will decide she's too old to hunt eggs (she already found out who the "real" tooth fairy is....by accident).
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Okay. I just had to get that out.
I'm a little more than excited.
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Here's a peek at a side table I worked on a little yesterday. Two washes - white and dark brown. Wax top coat coming..... Can you believe someone was selling this in a yard sale?
How dare. (Good for me though!)
My hang tags finally arrived! I think they are....okay. I definitely have an image of more creamy whiteness with swirly font on organic paper.......My hubs has been working on a custom "logo" ......but I needed something quick and these will do. I find it funny that when I was in the 8th grade "Goin' with the Flo" was the slogan I used to run for VP of our student council....and here it is again.....two decades later. It honestly wasn't the first choice for the name of this endeavor - I had so many other competitors for the title "F&B Road"......"Oscar & Mabel" (funny story behind that)......."It's So Very Cherry" (just kiddin...!)
BUT. When the time came to make a name, well, really I had about two seconds to decide on a name when the owner of W&T's said, "What will be the name of your booth?". In that two seconds, I decided to literally Go With the Flo. Go with what has worked. My blog's been named that for several years...so just go with it. Ironic.
Posted by Flo and Grace at 8:19 PM