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

Friday, February 24, 2012

Cute hutch that ALMOST wasn't bought!

Hello fellow fans!  So if you follow me on my facebook account then you already know the story.  If not keep reading!  About a month ago I found a hutch on craigslist and thought it was super cute!  So I emailed the sweet lady and she offered to hold it for me until I could come pick it up about a week later.  So finally, when I got there to pick it up it was not what I had expected.  But I felt so guilty I bought it anyways.  So when I got it home and put it in my garage I thought I'd better work on it right away because if I'm not excited about a piece (or hoarding it because I like it too much) it will sit in there and just get buried.  So I worked on it right away flying from the seam of my pants.  Didn't really know what to do with it, what color to paint, etc.  This is the outcome.....

I actually love it!  I should paint more often from the seam of my pants????...  Anyways.  A little bit of paint and a super cute stencil made this beautiful!  

Hope you enjoy!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Truths of the Average Adult!

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

9. Bad decisions make good stories.

10. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

11. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

12. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

13. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this - ever.

14. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Darn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voice mail. What did you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

15. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

16. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

17. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

18. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

19. Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it.

20. I would rather try to carry 10 over-loaded plastic bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

21. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.

22. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

23. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

24. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

25. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

26. Is it just me or do high school kids get dumber & dumber every year?

27. There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

28. As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate bicyclists.

29. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

30. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet my life everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!

I didn't write this but it was like they read my mind!!! 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Souix City Journal table!

The Sioux City Journal from 1954!  Small story, but I love stories behind pieces.  A couple of years ago my mother-in-law and I were in Iowa going to an estate sale she had heard about.  Out in the middle of no where stood this gorgeous old farmhouse!  White with flowers everywhere!  There were 2 boxes of canning jars for $2 each box!  I couldn't pass them up!  Anyways, they sat in my closet for close to a year now and I decided I was going to need them for my wedding.  So I took out all of the jars to clean them up and I noticed dirty yellow looking newspaper at the bottom of the box.  This was the paper!  It was VERY brittle and falling apart every where I touched it but I have kept it for the last 6 months trying to figure out what I was going to do with it.  I couldn't bring myself to through it away!  So this is what I finally came up with almost 2 years later from buying those boxes of canning jars. 

As you can see some of the wrinkles in the paper, because of it's age and that it was sitting in the box wrinkled up it was very difficult to try and smooth the paper out without tearing it.  So some of the wrinkles I just had to leave and put enough chemicals over it that would make the paint store look small! 

I hope you enjoy.  I loved creating this table.  It just made me giddy! ;)


A New Beginning!

I am sadly announcing that Feburary will be my last month selling at Yesterday's Charm in Buffalo.  I am going to miss being in a store and miss all the wonderful vendors there and it was a hard decision to make, but sacrafices have to be made for my family.  I will still continue to paint and sell!  I love it so much!!  I don't think I could EVER turn my crafty mind off.  I will continue to post on the blog as well as my facebook page when items become available for sale.  If you are looking or any special requests please email me at countrystyleaccents@yahoo.com.  I'd love to take on any new challenges!  Thank you for being fans!