Monday, May 17, 2010

Is black the new black???

I have beem away from blogging but have been reading all of your blogs faithfully. My mom has been diagnosed with a life threatening disease and we are ralling as a family to provide care and support. Please keep my parents in your prayers.

Now I will admit that I am a die hard, shabby chic, white loving alot of you out there. But, that beautiful black is starting to really grow one me. The more I see and do for my customers...the more I like it.
It is funny, some pieces just scream, " I want to be white!!" or "I must be black!!" Don't act like I am crazy know you hear it too!! Lately, more pieces are aching to be ebony.
I was lucky enough to get some good pickin's from one of my Junk hunks demolition jobs. I brought home a great salvaged cabinet. It was first rescued from a school house and then from this old farm.
It is sturdy and dirty...just they way I like 'em. I cleaned him up and gave him a new coat of black beauty and....well, you be the judge.

This would be perfect in any room that needs extra storage. Who can't use extra storage??

I also love the French Apartment look. I know, I am always a little late when it comes to next big thing. I decided to try my hand at some of the great stenciling that I have drolled over on other blogs.
First up, this cute little pair of chairs. They had great lines and the gal that I got them from said she paid over $60.00 a yard for the ugly fabric that was on them...pssst....they saw her coming.
I think they turned out pretty cute.

I even cut my own stencil... which I will doing alot more of. It is very easy.

Of course, after the success of the Paris chairs - I went stencil crazy...running around stenciling anything that didn't move. I know you that you have done this too....right? You have done this before...right?

This is a sturdy, old waterfall dresser that had seen better days. Now she is gorgeous and ready for a new French home.

And last but not least, I decided to jump on the number train. I love all of the numbered pieces of furniture and decor. I had again, a sturdy but dirty chair that needed rescuing. I painted it black and free-handed a loverly No. 5 on the back. Why 5? I like the way it looks...just that simple.

I really love that classy, sophisticated black look. Kind of all growed up. Maybe, black is the new black?


  1. I am starting to like some of the black pieces too, especially the ones that you have redone. I love the chairs with the Paris stencils and that black cabinet with Paris on it, is so ooh-la-la!!

    Yes, I've been guilty of getting carried away with a something new. I started putting fluer-de-lis images on everything and finally had to stop myself! LOL



  2. hi Leslie, thanks for poppin' into my blog and bringing me over here! your furniture pieces are lovely, I love black personally and the stencils are darling!! :) are you going to farm chicks?? I would love to meet you, I follow Isabel's blog as well,she is just the sweetest person! blessings, Tara


  4. Ok really- we could be the same person- but differ. states- your header-tag line is so me- youll have to stop by my blog- , black is just so classy, elegant, and not so feminine i think- as much as i like black i still like my distressed white- like how you stenciled the number and paris- very cute- might have to copy that idea.
    Just became a follower- i hope youll post more pics of your shop- i like your stuff

  5. Leslie,,,You just Link your blog...then that's it! The steps are super easy. So cool...Hope you'll Link Up...Smiles...Lovey

  6. Hi Leslie...thanks for stopping by my blog. Yes, I did paint the fabric on the barrel works great on hard to upholster pieces (hint: lightly sand to soften the fabric).

  7. I like some black. Not as the predominant color but I love it thrown in with white. My kitchen is that way- white but a black island and black here and there.
    thanks for stopping by my blog and funny as my business name used to be called the Orphan Chair..couldn't pass up a chair anywhere.

  8. Love the stenciled chair and the No.5 chair!

  9. I love, love, love black....and use it everywhere around the cottage.... It just adds that little sumthin', sumthin', doesn't it?

    Love your Paris stencil....very clever.

    Warm blessings,


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