Friday, October 12, 2012

Sold the paint shelf!

Yep, I lovely woman came in and wanted to purchase the shelf I had all of my wonderful CeCe Caldwell Chalk & Clay paint on. That's a lot of paint!

While I loved that shelf, I wasn't married to it and didn't want to be so of course I said yes.
What I didn't think of was where I was going to put all that paint, whew!

And more...
And more still! And I forgot to take a picture of the big cans I put in a hutch I have.
Here is the lovely Traverse City Cherry shelf that I painted to put the sample size jars on. I will take a picture when I get it all set up. Love that Traverse City Cherry!
Have a great day! I know I plan to!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Love Michingan pine!

Wanted to share this, my friend Shelly over at Shizzle, another Ce Ce Caldwell paint retailer wote this. We are still taking reservations for the paint classes.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Choose from three different dates and times, or choose all three!!
Sunday Oct. 14th from 1pm - 4pm (registration closes 10/13/12)
Saturday Oct. 20th from 9am-12pm (reg. closes 10/19/12)
Thursday Oct. 25th from 6pm-9pm (reg. closes 10/24/12)
Choose one of the above sessions to come Learn How to Paint Furniture using CeCe Caldwell’s Chalk/Clay Paint with Laura (and my handy assistants) at The Not Just Shabby Shop in Hilliard, Ohio. (Or come to all 3!!)
Come and and join me for a few hours of painting fun - bring a small (clean) piece of furniture that you can carry in under your arm (small chair, side table, etc) You’ll learn step by step how to transform your furniture and leave with a completed piece. I'll provide all of the paint and tools you’ll need- just come with a piece of furniture and in comfortable clothes. (Wear something you won't mind getting paint on.) Light refreshments will be provided.
Space is limited to 6 students per workshop, $85.00 per person. per workshop. *Registration for the workshop is prepaid. Register in person, by phone or email me if you wish to pay through Paypal. Workshop fee covers all paint and supplies used during workshop. Special 10% off Ce Ce Caldwell paint & wax the day of class for all participants. 

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Halloween Center Piece workshop $45.00
October 10th 6pm - 8pm(ish!)
Come and join me for a few hours as we whip up this cute Halloween centerpiece. We will be using CeCe Caldwell chalk & clay paints and learning some great painting techniques along with a bit of stenciling. You will be provided with all of the materials to complete this decorative centerpiece for your own home. Light refreshments will be provided. Wear old comfortable clothes you won't mind getting a little paint on. (Unless you are super neat which I am not, LOL). You are welcome to come in the shop and take a closer look at this, the picture really doesn't do it justice. I will also post pictures on the blog and facebook.
This workshop is limited to 6 participants. The $45.00 per person workshop fee covers all paint and supplies used during workshop. *Registration for the Halloween Centerpiece workshop is prepaid and closes October 9th. Special 10% off CeCe Caldwell paint the day of class for all participants. 
Register in person, by phone or email me if you wish to pay through Paypal. Thanks and I look forward to seeing you! We will have fun!
* Your registration reserves your space. Fees are transferable but not refundable.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Ready to GO!

We are heading to Springfield in the morning to set up our booth at Vintage Marketplace. We hope  you can make it down Friday, Saturday or Sunday to shop until you drop. Don't forget we are bringing CeCe Caldwell Paint, Paint Made Easy!

Vintage Marketplace

Friday, September 7, 2012

CeCe Caldwell Chalk & clay paint is here!

Our CeCe Caldwell paint and waxes have arrived. Busy does not even begin to describe my current state of activity. I am unpacking all of the wonderful CCCP and at the same time wanting to start painting with each and every color. I just finished a couple of chairs, one in Traverse City Cherry (OH MY!) and the other is Destin Gulf green. I so love them! Love the colors and love the vintage chair styles too. I forgot to take pictures so I will have to do that and post them.

Check out this entertaining you tube video my friend Debi Beard.

This is crazy week!! In addition to unpacking paint we are getting ready for VINTAGE MARKETPLACEand the Old Hilliardfest.  As I write this I am wondering if the Hilliardfest is going to make it, of all the days this week Saturday is the day marked for thunderstorms and I won't even know for sure until I wake up tomorrow morning.

Please note as of October 1st our hours will be changing:

Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday, Tues. - Fri. 12-6

  Sat. 10-4, other times by chance or appointment.

We are located at 3880B Lattimer St in Lattimer Square in Hilliard. We are straight back from the Dairy Queen. There are several other little shops in our plaza so plan to stay for a bit !
Of course you can always call and make an appointment. Don't forget to follow us on  Facebook

Some new items...

I need to get off to bed in order to be rady for tomorrow. Come see us at the Old Hilliarfest and at Vintage Marketplace. I will be posting paiting workshop schedules for October soon.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

We are getting CeCe Caldwell's Chalk & Clay Paint!!

YES!! It's true! We are waiting on our shipment of CeCe Caldwell's Chalk & Clay Paint, it should be here around the end of the month. We can't wait to break into all of the beautiful colors. The paint will be available in quarts and in 4oz sample size. We will also have clear and dark waxes available and satin finish. I've told those of you who have come into the shop about this wonderful paint and have been showing the furniture we have painted with it. It is such a pleasure to paint with. No sanding, no priming and no STINK!

We will also be scheduling demos and paint workshops I mean funshops towards the end of September, beginning of October BECAUSE as I mentioned before we are now getting ready for  VINTAGE MARKETPLACE!! WOOHOO!! We are busy painting, painting, painting!!

This little lovely dropped by today all decked out in CeCe Caldwell Vermont Slate & Vintage White.
Be still my heart...

Stop by and say hello, the shop is full of new goodies ready to dress up your home for the coming holidays!

Monday, August 13, 2012

vintage marketplace style: September 14-16 is getting closer.

vintage marketplace style: September 14-16 is getting closer.: Make your plans today to attend The Vintage Marketplace at the Springfield Extravaganza.  We are hard at work making sure that we have an am...

Get ready! The time is drawing nearer! We will be at Vintage Marketplace next montht, hope you will find time to come see all of our goodies. We are picking and painting fast and furious with so many great things to bring. We look forward to meeting you all!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Loving our new location!!

We didn't move far, not at all. We were actually able to carry everything out the back door, over about 10 steps and in the new back door. Easiest move I ever made.

So, Josh & I moved most of the stuff in yesterday and then Tom helped get the last of the big items over today. I don't know about the rest of you but I can't watch when big stuff is being moved or being carried up or down basement steps or  when one of my guys is on a roof or in a tree working. I keep wanting to yell stuff at them like "be careful" or "watch that step." Since my husband paints houses for a living, in and out and has been doing so for the last , um, well, almost 40 years now, he doesn't need me to tell him to be careful on a roof. (I still say it, I just can't help myself, LOL)

So, the boys told me to go inside because it wasn't really helping them for me to stand there and say look out. I finally just held the door open and looked the other way. Yes, I am a wimp. You would think after raising six boys I would be over it.

Hooray, hooray, we are in! We have it all set up too. It was so much easier this time around to get it all in order. Practice makes perfect! The space is so open and warm and inviting. I hope you will all stop by to see our wonderful furniture and pretty stuff. Our new address is...

3880 Lattimer St Hilliard, OH 43026
The street that runs beside the Dairy Queen dead ends right across from our shop.

Here are a few pictures

And this hutch just came in, very nice!

We are open Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 11am - 7pm and Saturday 11am-4pm. These are our summer hours.

You can also follow us on Facebook

Thursday, July 12, 2012

We will be moving!

Not far, just around the corner of the building we are in. It is a spot facing the street and it is a little bigger and wider than the shop we are now in. There is a some work to be done before we can move, carpet to be removed and floors readied. I will post pics of the new shop soon. Stay tuned!!

And here is a sweet little dresser we have in the shop.

There is another wonderful white chest of drawers and a white desk that just came in, I don't have a picture of either yet, very vintage! Several more items are almost finished and we found some wonderful treasures we have not even started on. Check back for updates or better yet, come in and see us. We are open Tuesday, Thursdays & fridays 11-7 and Saturday 11-4.

Find us on Facebook!

We are in the local paper...

Resident inspired by giving old items new purposes

Friday, July 6, 2012

Handsome shabby buffet

It's late and I should be in bed but I wanted to post a quick picture of a fabulous buffet we just got in. This is a solid well constructed piece of furniture. I fell in love with it the minute I saw it. It wasn't really too hard to move either as  it is on wheels. I love furniture on wheels!

 I think Joshua did a wonderful job on this. It has been painted with Annie Sloan Chalk paint in coco and old white and then waxed with clear and then dark wax for a great protective finish. All of the drawers and doors work well.

This would be great as a TV stand or in a dining room or foyer.  The shop is open tomorrow, Friday, July 6 from 11am - 7pm and Saturday from 11am - 4pm.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Thank you to all my new visitors!

Many thanks to all of you who have come into the shop these past few weeks. I have enjoyed meeting each and everyone of you. I am learning so much, other shops to visit, great places to eat. One of the best parts of this adventure is connecting with people. When you come into my little shop and get excited I get excited and when I am excited I do my best work. It also gets my boys, Josh & Tom motivated and then they bring me fabulous furniture. It's win win!!

There was such a great response to the shop being open today I am wondering if opening on Sundays for a few hours might be helpful to folks who work. If anyone would care to give me feedback on that I would appreciate it.

If you haven't been in for a while you might want to stop by, lots of new pieces in the last few days. Here are pictures of a couple of things and then I have to go, there is another storm raging outside so the computer has to go off. Come by and see me, the air conditioning is on and I'd love your company.

Monday, July 2, 2012

The shop is full of great stuff!

Hello to all of our new followers! It has been great meeting so many of you, so glad you are finding your way to Hilliard and visitng us. Since the new ad came out I have had many calls about our hours.

Our summer hours are Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 11am - 7pm and Saturday 11am - 4pm. Now & then I am in the shop piddling around on a day we are closed, when I am there I will unlock the door and post the open sign.


We have added a number of new items to the shop and said good-bye to some favorites as they made their way to new homes. We are so happy that they went to homes that took delight in them. That is what this is all about, finding things you love  to surround yourself with. We do the same when we find items to refurbish. We truly love what we do and we get as excited about finding new items we love as we do when they go off to new homes. I love the transformations, I love finding something that is beautiful but has fallen into disrepair and just needs some love, some paint and sometimes a screwdriver or hammer to be as beautiful but different than the way it started.  We try to remember to take pictures before we start but we don't always succeed. We just get too darned excited to get started.

Here are a few items which are still in the shop:

This is just a few of the items available! Come in and visit to see the rest! You can also find us on Facebook

Friday, June 1, 2012

We are open!

Yep, we opened this morning at 10:30 am and had our first customer at about 10:40 am. I admit, I was shocked! It was really a soft opening, no bells or whistles, just a flip of the sign in the window, come in, we're open.

Thomas had someone waiting for us to open because she was interested in one of his desks. She came in with her darling little girl and they both seemed to enjoy doing a little shopping. She told me she was glad we were located in Hilliard so she didn't have to travel far. She ended up buying this little beauty.

I really loved this little desk but am so happy to see it go to a good home. After she left I had another visitor, my dear friend Wendy sent me flowers! Thank you Wendy!

After so much excitement we had to do a little re-arranging, which led to a lot of re-arranging and now the whole shop looks different. Thomas and I moved the check out counter and changed the front to look like this.

This picture does not really do this little vintage cabinet justice. It looks way sweeter now because I have put some great items in it, I have some darling little Limoges Ramekins, and I added some battery operated candles and it all just looks like a picture now. By the way this little cabinet was painted with Annie Sloan chalk paint. In fact so was the drop leaf table next to it and the little side table on top of that.

I can't wait to tell you about the dresser Josh just finished but it will have to wait until another day because this shopkeeper needs to go to bed. You can check out our Facebook page for more updates!
The Not Just Shabby Shop

Sunday, May 27, 2012

There is a lot of work in the beginning!

I think I finally have all of the permits paid for and license in order. For just a simple little shop there is sure a lot of red tape to wade through.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Name change!

I changed the name of the blog because I changed the name of the store. YES STORE!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Workshop!

Thursday was a busy day! Josh and I started the day working, we work banquets together in real life at a local hotel. After work we did a quick change and headed out to Winsome Cottage in Waynesville where we were signed up to take a workshop for Annie Sloan's chalk paint.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

First, you go crazy...

 To be perfectly honest with you I have serious issues with organization.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happy to be getting started!

Hello, and welcome to our new blog. I can't wait to share pictures of the things we have been working on. I, for one, love before and after photos, so we will be posting plenty of those. The Not Just Shabby Shop is a collaboration of myself and two of my sons, Joshua & Thomas.