Country Style Accents is a variety of unique furniture, home decor, florals, and holiday decor.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

It is hard work!

The last few weeks I have met a lot of new people while selling some of my pieces.  Surprisingly I get a lot of questions on how to paint something, how to distress it and a lot of 'you just buy, repaint, and resell? Wow that's easy'.   First and foremost, I have to say, THIS IS NOT AN EASY JOB!  This started out as a hobby for me, then into a obsession.  Here's the truth of this 'easy job': I practically live in my truck, my house is always full of crafts, I haven't been able to park in my 3-car garage in almost 2 years, half of my wardrobe is paint stained, I work probably more than 8 hours a day, I can never keep my hands manicured let alone moisturized, my kids call me a junker and pretend to go 'garage sailing' in my garage, I barely take a shower before noon, my husband has turned into my own personal mover, my house ALWAYS takes the back burner, and my bank account replenishes then drains faster than I can say 'I'M A JUNKER'!  I guarantee this is not all of it but this is what I came up with for now.  Anyone in this 'job' will say they agree 100%!  This really is a lifestyle and obsession!  I can't even go shopping without looking at something and thinking 'what could I make that into??'.

I really love repainting, repurposing, crafting, fixing, and just using my power tools.  I pretty much do it every single day and every second I get.  I've talked with others and we all seem to even wake in the middle of the night with ideas running through our heads.  (I know someone who keeps a notebook by her bed for these times!)  We are truly dedicated to what we do and the biggest compliment we could ever get is for people to understand how hard we really do work and to appreciate it.  We all put so much thought and labor and sometimes even product into a piece because we just want it to put a smile on someone's face when they bring it home! 

So when you buy that piece you just can't live without, remember someone's love went into that wonderful piece just for you to enjoy!

(I must get back to sanding now. Heeheee!)


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Nicole Curtis from HGTV's Rehab Addict in Buffalo, Minnesota!!

Yesterday was all but boring!  I was working at the store Yesterday's Charm in Buffalo and we were busier then ever!!  I don't think I walked out of the office for more 5 mintues!  Crazy!  Sue, my 60 year old something partner in crime for the day, comes almost running in the office and says she thinks there's someone famous here.  I said 'yea right'!  Then right in front of me there she was!  I couldn't believe it!  How exciting she was shopping around the stores in Buffalo!  She was very modest and very sweet.  She said there will be another season of her show coming up and she just finished up on 5 more houses!  Wow!  I can barely finish my one.  Well you go girl! 

So that was my excitement for the day and now I can say I've met someone from HGTV.  Yea!!!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

NOVEMBER 16th was my last post!!!  Sorry followers, guess I'm not a good blogger!  LOL!  So finally the Holidays are over and back to some what of a normal life.  I haven't taken a break but I've just been so busy I keep forgetting to take pictures!  Well here's a sneak peek at what I've been working on lately.

This turned out so much better than I had planned.  I came across a few bumps but they were fixed and this sweet thing just found a new home today! 

These are 2 old built in cabinets.  Right now these are my pride and joy so far.  Do you ever find those pieces that you just fall in love with!?  These are it for me.  I've had to replace a lot of the trim and top but they are going to be magical when they're done!  I can't wait to finish them and show you the end results!

Old headboard made into a shelf! 

This bench is super cute!  It has storage under the seat and it is super deep.  I added the hooks and done!

This was a Christmas present for my sister-in-law!  She had been asking me for a table for months. 

I had 2 of these and sold faster than I could have probably put tags on them!  These were old radio cabinets.  I took about 10 shelves out of them!  They still have the lights inside as well as a built in plug ins inside!  They were really neat. 

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I'll add more pictures of other pieces I'm working on hopefully sooner than later.  We've been lucky so far with not much snow yet and the Husband really wants a garage spot. So I'll keep working and hopefully quit buying.  Heheehee.....  Until then hope you enjoyed!