Among the stacks of moving boxes and piles of "where should this live" I sit on the floor with a plate in my lap. I recently moved and I'm in desperate need of a dining room table. November's "The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest" Showstopping TOPS sponsored by "ETI Envirotex" came at the perfect time. Thanksgiving dinner picnic style was not an option I was willing to entertain.
How to Revive a Vintage Headboard
After I opened the store front I had people gifting me furniture almost everyday, I would come home to find pieces by the front steps or arrive at the shop in the morning to them by the front door. I am grateful for all of the support I receive from friends, family and complete strangers for their donations but not all furniture is created equal. Some of the pieces are beautiful solid wood built to last a lifetime, others may not have been items built for longevity so I use whatever parts I can and then they head off to be recycled. This vintage headboard has great bones and I was excited to give it a new life with a pop of color! Read More
The Alameda Point Antique Faire is tomorrow, Sunday April 3rd! There will be 800 plus vendors and no shortage of treasures to be found. I am excited to bring all of my painted furniture and reupholstered pieces to the show. The weather is going to be beautiful and the crowds large. Having been on both sides of the antique faire I thought I would share some tips for an enjoyable day of treasure hunting. Read More
~ This post was sponsored by Fairfield World, but all opinions and thoughts expressed within this post are my own ~
Another great week at the workshop! My second time participating in The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest and it has been just as exciting as the first! The sponsor for this month is the wonderful Fairfield World. They have pillow forms, upholstery foam, quilt batting and on top of all the supplies they have for projects they even have plenty of inspirational ideas to use those supplies!
The March theme "Mix & Match" was so much fun, I really enjoy playing around with patterns and prints! It was time to settle on a piece of furniture and head to my favorite fabric store. I wandered for about an hour before coming out with these three beautiful fabrics...and ten yards of other goodies. I love how they all have grey and gold tones, they work so well together! Read More
Bringing a Wood Bench Back to Life
Happy Saturday Friends! I have been working non-stop lately to bring you lots of new projects! Today I will share one of my favorites! My apologies in advance for the lack of photos, I got so into the transformation I forgot to stop and capture the process. Read More
It has been a great week at the Delightful Designs workshop! I had the chance to participate in the Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest, an amazing group of creatives that transform neglected furniture. This months contest was sponsored by DecoArt a great brand with numerous products, so you're sure to find whatever you need for any of your projects! We received paint from their Chalky Finish line, a product that is super easy to use! No sanding or priming required, I wiped my piece down with a degreaser and then it was ready for paint!
The theme for this months contest is "Make a Statement" and if you know me or have followed along in the past you know that I am all about Bold and Bright colors. As my boyfriend would say this months contest was right in my wheel house! I choose the color Fortune, a vibrant green, for a project I had been wanting to get started on.
I picked up this bench off of Craigslist for $20 and have been sitting on it (haha sorry for the bad pun, I couldn't help it) for while just waiting for the right inspiration to hit. The before is pretty bad in my opinion, stained and pretty blah. I knew I wanted to do black and white on top and a pop of color on the legs. Read More
With Delightful Designs moving in a new direction, I now have more time to focus on the creative side of the business. I am excited to pull out and start work on the pieces that have been in storage waiting for their turn to be transformed! I have some fun and colorfully chic ideas for a few of the pieces, but also looking forward to expanding into custom orders. I am currently in the process of creating a gallery for unfinished pieces that can be customized to fit your design style.
Below I have some rough photos of items that are in the queue for transformation. I will be updating the site soon with better photos. If interested in an item shoot me an email and we can talk more about the details! Read More
Day 1 of Year 2
Today marks the first day of a new adventure! Delightful Designs has had a wonderfully successful first year in business and like most everything you try you learn a lot along the way. I have found that the majority of my sales come from my online shop or via the monthly Alameda Point Antique Faire. So to start off Delightful Designs second year I will be focusing on those channels. I may have a heavy heart as I say goodbye to the little shop on Irving Street that has given me so much joy but I am beyond excited to take the momentum from this past year and move my business in a new direction where it can grow even more!
Keep following along here on the Colorfully Chic Blog, posted every Saturday!
Now for a look back at a few of my favorite moments and transformations!
Happy Saturday Everyone! Can you believe how fast January flew by? We are well on our way into 2016 and it's going to be a great year! This next week will conclude the tenancy of Delightful Designs at the Little Shop on Irving Street. In honor of a great first year and to celebrate the new direction the shop is taking, there will be a sale on all In-Store furniture and home decor from now until the end of the month!
Hurry to save on one-of-a-kind painted furniture pieces!
Below are a few items available at the shop but Follow along on Instargram @delightfuldesignsdecor to see more of whats for sale, DM me to purchase or come into the shop!
Delightful Designs Grows!
The new year is a wonderful time to refocus and set new goals. On January 31st the little shop on Irving Street will be closing its doors and I will be traveling near and far to find beautiful treasures to bring to you via our online store. Outside of shopping online you will be able to find our furniture and home goods monthly at the Alameda Antique Faire (the first Sunday of every month)!
The growth I have experienced in my first year of business has been so exciting, but as a solopreneur I have had a hard time keeping the shop stock with my one of a kind furniture pieces (a good problem). In order to continue to grow I must update my business structure, what does this mean for you? More furniture makeovers, DIY tutorials here on the Colorfully Chic Blog and home decor treasures in the online shop!
I am excited about the new direction my small business is taking and ready to welcome the new adventure. In order for Delightful Designs to make this transition everything in the shop has to go...Good News for you! Stop by the shop from now until the end of the month to find great deals! Everything is marked down!
Painted Furniture & Home Decor Deals
Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 6pm
Monday & Tuesday By Appointment
~ ABOUT ME ~
Creative Owner of Delightful Designs, a boutique where furniture is given a new colorfully chic life! Read more...