Come to the Dark Side!

Posted in Main at 8:27 pm by carrie

When I first opened my store, we bought “tickled pink” white eggshell paint by the 55 gallon tub. Seems that everyone wanted white, shabby chic furniture. We painted at least 100 pieces of furniture that color!

Then something happened… all of a sudden color was popping up everywhere! Fun shades of green, periwinkle and pink! Accent and main pieces! yay!

Quite hesitantly, I bought a tiny little quart of black paint and painted a few pieces at the store last Fall. It wasn’t flying off the floor, but it got some attention!

When I closed the store, I sold quite a few furniture pieces that I truly wanted to keep. I thought it was going to be a breeze finding replacements in the furniture capital of the world, but not so much. I did, however, find a few awesome things that I must share :)

First off, I got a table from the early 1900’s and “shield-back” chairs from the early to mid 1800’s. They were painted black and covered in some fab fabric that I found online and viola! The beginnings of an awesome dining room! I also got the buffet… which I love!!!

Once I get the mirror on the wall and other adornments up, I’ll put up some larger pics… I can’t wait to take the time to “stage” the room!

Adjacent to the dining room is the sitting room… frankly, I don’t know what to do with it! We just bought 2 new couches so the idea of buying another couch makes us cringe… so I got a few elements in there to get started…

But I really want this old bench! (Or maybe it’s too… ??)

Here are some more pics from that trip to Revival Antiques in Raleigh… (Joe has been so nice putting up with me coming in and browsing for hours)

And just because… here’s a Meg picture from the other morning…

So, here I go spray painting all of my frames black! Come, join me on the dark side! ;)


  1. Graycee said,

    June 11, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    I’m a big fan of the Dark Side!!!

  2. ardice said,

    June 12, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    I love black and white. It’s so classic.

  3. Rachael said,

    June 13, 2008 at 8:27 am

    Oh, Carrrrrrie! I love the black furniture, yes, yes, I do! Plus also, most especially, the delicious fabrics on the chairs. But the bench? Um. As a novelty, it’s cool, but… well, you know your own mind. If you do get it, I can’t wait to see what you do with it! And that’s more of my opinion than you ever needed or wanted! :-) Kiss Meg for me. XO

  4. Kristina Lynch said,

    June 13, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Ooooh!!! Looks so nice! You have interior design running through your veins! For some reason I get the love of the groovy bench…It would be cool to pull it out for movie and game night like a theater “)
    The sitting room looks lovely too. Now all you need is time to sit and just enjoy a good magazine or book and a cup of unsweetened tea “)

  5. Holly said,

    June 14, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Oooooooo! I love, love, LOVE your dining room! Those chairs are freakin AWESOME. The table and fabric are delicious, too.
    Your sitting room is looking lovely! I really like that chair. I’m looking for one just like it for my family room. :)
    You definitely have a knack for interior design!

  6. Mom said,

    June 14, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    I always knew you were ultra-creative and I love your dining room! Gorgeous!



  7. Holly said,

    June 17, 2008 at 11:20 am

    The dining furniture is to die for!!!! LOVE it! :) xo!

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