Jan 2, 2015

2014 in Review.....A Few of My Favorites!

2014 was filled with a lot of activity for us and the business.  There was always something going on in the shops and the shows at the Old Lucketts Store, The Vintage Home Market and the Fredericksburg Flea.  All great times!

I couldn't finish out the year without highlighting some of my favorite pieces we did.  Here are a few...


One of my all time favorite transformations was for the Lucketts Spring Market.  I used Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Boxwood on the table and server and I LOVE the mix of the green with the wood tops and chairs!!  Lucky for me....the server didn't sell and is now sitting proudly in our breakfast room. :)  Probably my favorite piece in the house.

This is another of my favorites and a one-of-a-kind piece.  I used General Finishes black milk paint over a white latex for this and found these adorable metal star knobs for more patriotic flair.  It sold before I could even get it in place at the shop.

We did a lot of white in our space at Through the Garden Gate and added in pops of color.  No question, white sold fast there!  I do love this set and they did not last long.

Another favorite piece using Real Milk Paint in French Grey.

A classic reDesign from a 1980s Thomasville bookcase.  Another piece I'm lucky to have been able to keep. :)

Another project using Real Milk Paint Co.'s French Grey.  Loved how the paint chipped!

These were by far the most popular creations of the year.  I will be doing a post this week on how we make them using reclaimed wood from pallets.

Not exactly business related, but I have been blessed to have my Molly for another year.  After being diagnosed over 2 1/2 years ago with bone cancer, she is still doing well.  She is getting close to 20 years old...and I'm beginning to see a few signs of her old age.  However, she still loves to snuggle and play and continues to amaze us and her doctors daily. :)

Probably the greatest accomplishment of the year!  We cleaned out the garage and are now able to get the "good" truck and this past week - we moved the 1965 Mustang back in!  The garage was packed with so much stuff for almost two years after we closed the store and literally could not walk through it.  We continue to make improvements and are hoping to insulate and finish the upstairs this year.  Happy for baby steps!

This year is going to be different than any other for Stone Creek!  Our time will be spent developing and defining our brand and continue to grow personally and professionally.  We have purged and cleaned up so much around the house, garage, sheds and yard....nothing feels better to me!  Here's to the New Year and great things to come!

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