Friday, March 16, 2012


Inventory [in-vuhn-tawr-ee] noun:
A complete listing of merchandise or stock on hand that is cluttering up every corner in the 'burbs.

Inventory have been piling up in the 'burbs. Since the Fall I have been accumulating things to revamp and paint for Spring. I don't have a work-space in our basement (yet) so I am limited to working outside these days. Which you would think I would be doing a lot of lately with this mild weather we have been having. But I haven't. Let me explain....

I signed up to take an Annie Sloan paint workshop this Spring. For those of you who are not on a first-names basis with Annie, she's the creator of "chalk paint" (not chalkboard paint). Chalkpaint is paint that can be applied to just about any type of surface (metal, wood, laminate, etc) without the use of primer or doing any prep. It's extremely versatile paint and can be used in several different ways to achieve different "looks". I am taking this class to learn more about the different paint techniques...which I plan on using on my inventory. 

Speaking is my inventory. I am slightly mortified at the photos I am about to share with you. 
I don't normally live in such clutter. 
I swear.

(1) Shelf - purchased at a garage sale, (2) Windowpane I snagged from my in-laws shed - thanks!, (3) Chair, hiding behind windowpane. This is my diamond in the rough and LONG over-due to be refurbished. 

(1) 2 chairs I pulled from my neighbors curb trash pile...apparently this is legal in the 'burbs provided you ask said neighbor first!, (2) Bright green dresser - purchased at a garage sale for practically nothing.

There are several signs around my neighborhood advertising garage sales in the 'burbs this weekend. I may have to drag the husbo around with me on Saturday morning. 
Have a great weekend!




Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Looks like you have a lot to do but it will be fun seeing the finished projects!! I love that garage sales have started!

Erika said...

Thanks for stopping by Alicia. Garage sale season has started! My neighborhood was crawling with them yesterday....I made some more purchases that I plan to revamp. Can't wait to share them! Have a great weekend!