Life happening: Our week in pictures

I can't wait to start the Early Stages of Decorating series with you on Monday! I've been working on the entire series throughout the past week, putting the whole thing together as my train of thought was on a roll. I sincerely hope you enjoy it and that it's a helpful resource for you!

It was somewhat of a week off from painting as I just worked on one custom order containing two small pieces for a sweet client. Other than that, our week looked a little like this...

This one started with a fever...

...but it didn't last long.

This one met the boy-girl twins that I was given when I was five years old. (They actually have all their anatomy...)

Foreshadowing her life as well perhaps?

Finding my boys' matchbox cars slipped under their door during "nap time".

And catching their fingers reaching out trying to get them back.

Breakfasts outside!

And a couple fun opportunities to go meet friends, sans kids!

Anyone else keeping their hair in a permanent messy-bun from now until October? Virginia humidity is killer!

Happy weekend :)

~Chelsea

This post was originally featured under Chelsea's Garage, now affectionately known as StyleMutt.

P.S. I want to clarify something really quick, (not because anyone brought it up...I just want to) - when I mentioned yesterday at the beginning of the post that I felt like our space looked like an arts and crafts project with lots of painted pieces and DIY projects, I did not mean that I purged of all those things or that DIY projects = poor style or taste. We still have four large pieces that I painted just for our home on our main level, not including all the frames I painted for our gallery wall, (dining room), and the lamps I painted black for a more industrial feel. I also refinished the wooden bakers rack between our living room windows, made the coat rack of recycled silver spoons, updated hardware on a few unpainted pieces, dyed the curtains in our kitchen, made a book page wreath that hangs by our front door, and other smaller touches. I am all for DIY home accents. I just think some of my particular projects weren't reflecting our style, (a decoupaged vase, wallpaper on our chandelier, hanging light fixtures that were improperly hung - stuff like that). I hope my remark didn't give any wrong impressions, but if it did, now you know; I love working with my own two hands on things for our home and if I had all the money in the world, I don't think I'd be doing any different. :)

Lucky at Lucketts

This weekend I pulled on my wellies and shopped the Lucketts Spring Market

There is certainly something to be said about finding gems in the midst of rubble. I do much of my hunting at thrift stores and the like. However, the Lucketts Spring Market this past weekend was no pile of rubble! There were beautiful things at every turn, (thanks to the many hours the vendors there spent finding and creating their lovely pieces). I had the most fantastic time popping in and out of tents with my Mom, chatting with the talented vendors, and waiting out the worst of the rain on a beautiful linen covered camelback sofa inside the Old Lucketts Store. If I had come home empty handed it still would have been a wonderful time! 

But, I came home with a car full. Naturally.

Our adventure began with a list of items that I wanted to look for specifically for our home, space measurements, and a budget. This week will be about getting these pieces in tip-top shape for our home and moving some old things out for these replacements. I can't wait to see how they all turn out! Pictures to come.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check my updated list of pieces available for sale, (link at the top of the page).

~Chelsea

This post was originally featured under Chelsea's Garage, now affectionately known as StyleMutt.