Tuesday, September 2, 2008

WHEN IT ALL BEGAN

Let's start off with the fact that up until approx eight months ago my style was eclectic/traditional. I have decorated in this fashion for years and absolutely loved it. My home is still decorated this way
Somewhere a long the road I was bitten by the shabby style of the old, tattered and worn brought back to life with a little tender care and a warm heart. I think it was one day I was surfing the Internet and came across some shabby chic websites. There was no stopping me now, now I was hooked and hooked bad, I couldn't get enough to look at at.
I already had a Baby Website but had been contemplating opening another also. I then decided to combine them both under a new name "Shoppes on Boutique Drive" this way I could have more than one department and include some of the shabby chic, romantic, tattered vintage items that I was falling in love with.

This gave me the desire to go out to antique shops, flea markets, tag sales and more. As I began to look at some of these pieces I found myself looking at them in a whole new way then I ever did before. I could now imagine them being used in different ways or painted a different color or even to be left as they were.

Now all this old and tattered stuff was all the sudden brought to new life in my head and I couldn't stop there. I decided to buy a couple pieces of furniture to take home and see what I might be able to create out these treasures that I just found. I now was consumed with wanting to know all the ways that I might be able to transform these pieces. Again I spent hours researching the Internet for articles on different techniques for painting furniture and creating that shabby chic, romantic, vintage look.

THAT'S WHEN IT ALL BEGAN

I now was on the look out for items for resale and furniture pieces to re-do.

As I continue to post, I will show and tell of my journey to the shabby chic, romantic, vintage and tattered world. A lot has transpired since the day I became hooked and I will share it all with you in my next postings.

Until then, happy treasure hunting to you all, and may your days be filled with the joys of life.

Sandi

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandi
Me again Paula, I love the way you already decorate. Why do you want to change it?
Friends

Sandi Behne said...

Hello Paula
I not changing it all, at least not yet. Just going to start with one room. I am working on our loft, changing it to a shabby chic office. Thanks for the compliment.
Sandy

Jill said...

Even though I love the shabby style too, I have to say I love the way you decorate. Its is so gorgeous. I wish it where my house.