Sunday, May 30, 2010

Antiques and an Evy's tree Giveaway!!!

I've had a love for shabby chic items for over 10 years! It just seemed a given that my house would be "shabby chic". Somehow it's not. Instead I have made my home a cross between French Country with some shabby and there.
Since I've opened up Princy n Paris on etsy I've been working out of my dining room......and living room......and pantry and coat closet {well, the pantry and coat closet house some of my materials}

So, I'm thinking it's time for a change.
I'm ready for a change!

After some deliberation with the hubby we decided to transform the one room in our house that does not get much use......the living room.

We LIVE in our family room {garage converted into a family room}
As I write my husband is knocking a hole in our wall that will lead from our living room into our family room so that I can keep a real close eye on the kiddos:)
I am trying so hard to make this an effortless transition but like most things in life it's becoming a domino effect. I really really want a pure white shabby chic style home. So this move is causing me to rethink the colors and style that I have going on. Once the hubby is done with demo I can take pics:)
I'm thinking of getting a white slipcover for the sofa and chair in the living room and then paint the yellow walls to a neutral color, whether I go with an off white or a very soft gray is yet to be determined:)
Sooooo, all of that to say I need a work corner and a desk and storage. My husband and I went antique shopping on Friday {with the kids I might add} and found this awesome hole in the wall store!! I'm tellin ya it's filthy and grimy!! You can hardly walk through the store it's so packed with junk {or hidden treasure}!!!

 So we got a babysitter today and went treasure hunting!!! SO MUCH FUN!!! the hard part for me was figuring out what to leave behind {girl on a budget here}.
Love this collection of old vintage cameras!!

Here are some of the "treasures" that I found!!!:) So I hoping that with my new found treasures, white slipcovers, new paint and curtains I can transform my living room into a fabulous shabby chic work/living space!!

Speaking of shabby friend Amy is doing a giveaway!!! Yippeee!! I am so hoping that I win this time!! I am lovin this new hoodie!!!:) Click on the link to find out how you can enter to win:) Good luck and I hope you are all having a wonderful Memorial day weekend!!


  1. Hee Hee! Sorry but I am going to win the give-away from Evy;s Tree!!!! LOL! I am a big shabby chic girl!!! I would love that store!

  2. ooooo-sounds like you found a diamond in the rough kinda store! so fun!

    congrats on being able to remodel and getting a work space! i have been patiently waiting to get my girly/crafty space up and it is finally in the works, as the room in our home has just been sitting there for almost a year!

    can't wait to show you guys pictures and i can't wait to share mine (in the future)!

  3. Lol!! It sounds like I have some competition on that giveaway hoodie;)

    Yes, I am truly a shabby chic girl but went in a different direction when I found a floral sofa.

    Can't wait to see your room Jenni!!! So much fun!!:)

  4. Love shabby chic style and looks like you found some great pieces. Cannot wait to see what you come up with Prencie. My dream is to remodel our little office/crafting loft space. It is an overflow room right now and an eyesore at the moment.
    Oh & that hoodie, yes, I think I am winning that one. LOL hehe!!

  5. Prencie! I can't wait to see pics! And where is that shop? I LOVE LOVE LOVE antique shops, especially the junk ones where you can find THE BEST Deals! Half of our furniture is from places like that.

  6. Hey Jenni:) It's off of Granby st. in Norfolk. If you google Norfolk Zoo (which is on Granby st.) you can get an idea of the location. It's just a little past the zoo on the left hand side next to a 7'11. I think the shops name is just ANTIQUES. I'm warning you it pretty gross and awesome at the same time!!:) If you decide to explore let me know, I need to go back for more!!!:)



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