Monday, March 18, 2013

This Little Lamb of Mine... is going to......

I decided to have a giveaway on my Facebook page. Wanted to give one lucky winner one of my cute little Lambie Lavender Sachets.  It's always hard to figure out the best way to choose the winner.
This time it was a no brainer, let Gracie Mae pick the winner!!!
Was so much fun!! And Gracie helped out a lot!!!

So here we go... Drum roll please....

I wrote all the names on a tiny piece of paper and wadded them up and put them all on the floor.  Gracie picked a single piece and here it is. "Gracie now let go Honey!"

"Who is it Gracie? Who is the winner?"

Oh!! It's Sharon Sutherland Wideman!!!! Sharon you won!!!!!!!! WOOHOOOOO!!!!

And here is your sweet little prize! Message me with your address please! I'll mail it to you in time for Easter. But cute enough to leave out all the time.

Thank you to everyone for joining in on my short little giveaway!! I'll have another soon. So if you aren't following my blog, be sure to now because the next one will be here.

Congrats Sharon!!!!! Woohoo for you!!!!

Tootles everybody, have a great day!!!!

Love from,

Shabby Jen & Gracie too

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Paint Mistake - oh my!!!

Have you ever made a huge mistake with paint color? 

I could not get over that purple!! It sounded like a good idea at the time, and many fellow fb friends seemed to think it would be awesome! So I did it.

I painted my booth Aubgergine (dark purple). It was so dark and dreary in my booth, it had to be changed.
Sooo... after a couple of weeks whining and losing sleep over it, I repainted!!!
I bet I sleep good tonight!!!

It's much brighter and shabbier. Even the mall owner appreciates me going light.

What a relief!! But the money to fix this teeny space wasn't cheap! The paint wasn't just a few dollars. I had to buy Kilz to cover the paint! And I had to do it heavily.  Then I was recommended to buy a really good paint to ensure good coverage. Boy am I glad I listened. I still needed to go over it here and there with a second coat.
Tip #1 - don't try to rush a primer. If you start to roll over it too soon, you will lift it all off the wall!

Tip #2 - Don't paint a heavy dark color in a very small space.

I do have contrast in my booth, there is a huge steel gray door and lots of chippy bricks painted with about 100 years of paint.

See the bricks? I love them. So I did a little teensy weensy wall treatment with paper and cut outs. Rubbed plaster and paint over them to make them look like they've been there just as long.

Meet my newest treasure - Chippy Hoosier. I love her!!! And she looks beautiful against my newly painted walls.

Oh, the color of my paint?? It's Valspar - "Cream in my Coffee" how perfect is that right!!??

And here's my newest fun seller. My Little Lambie Pillow. Just right for Spring and Easter right??

So, what's your worst or best paint project? I'd love to hear from you!! Please leave me your comment!!

Tootles for now!!
Shabby Jen

Friday, March 8, 2013

I love linkies don't you? Here's one I can't quit browsing:  

 And I found a really pretty one to visit after I am done there. Come join me??

Isn't it sweet!!! Enjoy!!! Here's a few new pics of my booth, with some fresh Spring Goodies.


Happy Spring Ya'll Remember, set your clocks ahead Sunday night!! Tootles!