One week until the door opens!

Well, it's that time again! The Garage is full of fresh new pieces all ready to go to new homes. The door opens this Saturday, March 31 at 10am. I will be open all day until 4pm, so even if you aren't interested in any furniture please come check it out and say hello! There will be refreshments available, of course; it just wouldn't be Chelsea's Garage without some food around somewhere ;)

Here are some photos I posted after the last sale in February. To see some of the more recent pieces, please see my 'Shop' link in the left column.

For the address please contact me and I will be happy to send it to you! Hope to see you there!


Beachy Stools - Get your kitchen ready for summer!

Hi there! Things have been busy, busy around here but I dropped everything when these stools got into the Garage. My lovely sis-in-law, Megan, replaced her kitchen island stools and gave me her old ones, (I've lost track of the number of pieces she's either found or passed on to me - what a blessing)! Anyway, I have been on my last thread this week trying to refinish a monstrous china cabinet in time for the March 31 sale and there have been some very frustrating moments. After hours of work on this piece and not even adding a touch of paint yet, I needed some time away for some *fun* work. This pair of stools was just the distraction I needed and it was so much fun giving them a fresh makeover just in time for Spring and Summer!

I sanded them down and then sprayed on some white primer, (Kilz odorless oil-based primer). Then I brushed on a coat of cream, (Behr's 'Sandstone', semi-gloss finish), and heavily distressed (using 220 grit sandpaper), to let the natrual wood show. Some areas I distressed lightly enough to just show the white primer underneath. The fun part was adding an aqua blue stencilled design to the seats! I love how the cream and aqua blue contrast one another - and with the subtle pops of white on the legs....! So yummy. If I had a kitchen island or counter bar, I would so be keeping these! But alas, they will be available at the March 31 sale :)

This candle is Coconut Milk Mango from Anthropologie. It was a birthday gift last June and it's one of my favorite Spring/Summer candles to burn - plus the can is so pretty :)

This weekend we are travelling down to Williamsburg to celebrate our Mason's 1st birthday! This little business of furniture refinishing has been a dream come true for me, but I have truly never known such joy as 'experiencing' my babes. They just rock my world every day. Have a fantastic weekend everyone!