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A couple weekends ago I painted my living room white.

The below photo is the best before picture I could find.  This gray/beige is Toasty Gray by Glidden.

And back to some white…

It all started when I did my picture wall. I loved the white, the contrast, the brightness. I also noticed most of the rooms I have been pinning to pinterest have white walls.  Don’t get me wrong, I like the previous color. I was just ready for a change and paint is the cheapest thing to do and change back if I hated it. But I don’t, I love it. :)

 

I made this large 3 painting by painting right over a thrifted canvas. I also made the garland for A Beautiful Mess tutorial from a couple years ago.

This is my shelving unit I made to look similar to this Restoration Hardware one. It houses my vintage brownie camera collection, some of my globes, and Luke’s toys among other thing.

I hung some vintage wire shade frames and installed a frosted globe pendant in the large one in the center that is hooked to the light switch for extra light. I also brought in this old ladder since I painted to hang quilts on or maybe Christmas stockings.  The chair was found at goodwill and I started to take it apart to attempt a reupholster myself. But I think we are just going to have it done. I am on the hunt for the perfect fabric.

This picture is taken with me sitting on the back of the gold chair under the lampshades.  The beige wall I haven’t painted yet because it goes all the way up the stairs and the ceiling is high up there. I am now contemplating making that a wood wall like the picture wall. I would probably have someone else do it though. And then you can see into the dining room from here too. Our floor plan is basically a traditional foursquare.

My favorite seat in the house. I found this seatee for $60 at an estate sale about 7 years ago and it has held up beautifully.  That wall above the sofa still need something, I am not really feeling the picture we had up there before the paint.

The sofa is getting slipcovered in charcoal gray, I found the sofa on craigslist and purchased it knowing it would be slipcovered. I have the fabric swatch that I think is perfect, I just need to launder it to see how it holds up. I am also going to slipcover the mini wingback chair my mom found for Luke. So yeah it’s not perfect, and I don’t think we have bought anything new in here. But Sarah from Handbags*N*Pigtails encouraged me to share it now, before I felt it was “finished”. :)

 

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My Mom and I participated in our first Flea Market this weekend! It was awesome. This is our booth. Vintage Trunk, my mom came up with the name. We had such a blast, preparing and setting up the booth. It is so much fun to be validated by selling vintage you find to someone else.  LOVE IT. I will hopefully be doing a little etsy sale of some vintage in my currently closed woollypetalsvintage. So stayed tuned. In the meantime take a walk around our booth.

The check out area. I sketched our logo I designed onto a chalkboard for a booth sign.

Some furniture and toys.

This was a fun display of linens and kitchen utensils.

The school and travel stuff. Every one of those globes sold. And some of the luggage too.

Christmas, not as popular as we expected but we’ve still got a bit of time before the Season starts.

Some trays, lampshades, art, and fun mid century lamp, and some embroidery I did.

Some embroidery pieces will be making there way into the shop.

Lots of dishes and randoms things.

Graters, sifters, and games. Oh My!

Thermos’ and bundt tins.

Some vintage fabric garlands.

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And back to the sign and the checkout spot.

We participated in The Pec Thing in Pecatonica, IL. It is a good sized show and had record attendance this weekend. If you are ever in or around Rockford (closest big city) in September or May you must attend.

We have a lot to learn, but we had a blast and did super well. I can NOT wait for the spring show. Now I get to shop some more. ;)

 

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This week and last week I have been prepping for my first Flea Market.I have a booth with my mom. I am excited, nervous, and I am sure will be exhausted after the weekend.

So this week may be a little light on posts, but I will be sure to post pictures of our booth next week. I will be taking some handmade items too, and I am contemplating a pop up shop for left over vintage after the flea.

In the meantime, here’s a bunch of the stuff before pricing. Pardon the blurry pictures these are all taken with my phone.

 

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I thought I would share a few of my weekly instagrams here since this is my main way of documenting life.

Linking up with Jeannett of Life Rearranged’s insta linky party.

 

We flew to Florida for a few days to play with cousins while the Husband worked at his office down there. / I worked on hexagons during naptime in Florida. / Luke had so much fun with his Cousins.

Lunching with these two boys is my favorite. / Some treasures I found while thrifting, yes..it was a super lucky day. / My second run of the month, it was rough.

I rather liked the outfit I wore on Sunday, it was a blouse I unearthed in my closet. /My little helper. / I linked up with the pinterest Challenge. Check it out for some great inspiration.

We saw goats at the zoo, Lukes favorite thing. / A new cape I made for Luke, post coming soon. / Our first harvest, a tiny red pepper…and gone.

 

I do love Instagram. It’s like a pictoral Facebook, I need more of my real life friends to get on there so I can quit Facebook all together. ;) Just kidding….kind of! I’m woollypetals on Instagram if you want to seek me out.

 

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