A few weeks ago I took the very last piece of furniture I had on hand to my booth at The Pickers Market. My Mom and sister helped me find this buffet one Saturday afternoon. Since the color palate in my booth mainly consists of pale blues, greens, whites and greys, I decide to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint French Linen on this piece.
I found this dresser in early February when I was out shopping at an estate sale with my mom. We almost didn’t get it because there was no room in my car. The pieces I’ve painted in shades of blues and pale greens have been really selling well lately. This sea glass inspired color is a mix of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Duck Egg, Country Grey and French Linen. It took a few tries to get the color I was after but I’m really happy with this custom combination.
I bought this dry sink over the Christmas break and I needed to get it into the booth quickly so I didn’t have a chance to share the entire process with you. I painted it with my own version of homemade chalk paint in one of my favorite colors by Valspar called Lambs Wool. It’s a very soft and neutral color.
The Thursday before last, I spent the day shopping at an estate sale with my mom. We found a few smalls and two pieces of furniture. I painted this dresser and mirror a makeover in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint French Linen. The smalls I found are amazing. This sale was one of the best they’ve ever had but the competition was fierce.
When January found me selling me out of almost every piece of painted furniture I had in the booth I knew I needed to make some changes about the way I kept the booth stocked. Since I don’t have a huge truck or trailer to go to auctions or estate sales and load up on multiple pieces of furniture at once, I asked S to build me a display unit that I could leave in my booth on a permanent basis.
I’ve spent the past few weeks shopping for new inventory items for my booth at The Pickers Market. Restocking a booth is like finding items for your home. It takes a while to capture just the right look you’re after. I found this three-drawer nightstand a few weeks ago. I painted it with two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg. A lot of my customers have beach cottages or live in condos. I can imagine this nightstand tucked between two iron beds covered with sun-drenched quilts.
I was at the Renninger’s Extravaganza with my Mom when I found out I had a big hole in my booth after one of the dressers had sold. No worries, I had another dresser in my garage waiting to be painted. For this dresser makeover, I used two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Country Grey and followed with clear furniture paste wax. All the details were highlighted using Annie Sloan Old White.