Tuesday, February 23, 2010

2 new listings!!

Okay, so we have finally listed 2 more things. One is an old mirror that we hand painted and distressed. It turned out great! Here are the before and after pictures.
We also listed an antique tea cart. We didn't do anything to this piece except repair the shelves. It was already distressed enough and so cute!

We are working on two end tables. They are looking really cute! They should be posted in the next day or two. Here are some before pictures.

I also thought I would show you guys a picture of our workspace. It is our kitchen. Pretty sad!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Well...we did it! We sold our 1st piece! It wasn't even posted for a full 48 hours!! It went to a very sweet woman named Betty. She is trying to create a "shabby chic" room. I hope that I get to help her with a couple of other pieces!!

I have so many ideas running through my head all the time. It is killing me that I can't just have them all done with a snap of my fingers! I went to Goodwill today and bought a really cute mirror. I am excited to fix it up and get it posted. I am also going to be working on several pieces this weekend, so check back in a couple of days to see pictures! I hope to get a lot done!


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Our 1st piece is done!!!

FINALLY!!! We finished our first piece. I think it turned out pretty good!! I learned a lot and I a think the next piece will go much faster!!! Here are couple of pictures. Let me know what you think!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Can we really do this???

Okay, here goes... I just spent most of the day trying to create a blog that actually looks cute. Why is that important?? Anyway, I am new to this blogging thing and I have never been good at keeping up with a journal, but I am going to give this a try anyway. We have decided to make a go of the furniture thing. I am going to combine my passion of "junking" with my passion for decorating and try to create some beautiful pieces.

The name "Saving Grace" started with the word "grace". I loved the definition... "1. Seemingly effortless beauty or charm of movement, form, or proportion. 2. A characteristic or quality pleasing for its charm or refinement." I am not the most graceful person, but there is something about pretty graceful legs on a table or chair that makes me giddy! It just seemed right.

So we have bought a few pieces to get started on. I have had so much fun looking for cheap pieces to reform!!! I am now addicted to Craigslist. No, really addicted!! I guess I have replaced Dr. Pepper with Craigslist. I HAVE to look every day. EVERYDAY!! Anyway, here are some pictures of what we have so far. There is one picture missing (my favorite piece). I will post the "Before" of that one soon, and I will post the "After" pictures of them all when they are all complete.

Say a prayer that we can get this going!!!

PS - Please pray for Trey and the Timmerman family. He has made great progress today! He actually said "Momma" today!!!! That is great news!!