Posted by: Small House Under a Big Sky Homestead | August 15, 2012

Dowagiac and the Luck of the Irish

Had a Craig’s List bonus week when I found and bought four vintage pieces of furniture to paint, at one location for $20.00 each.

Like many of you in states with a winter, I am buying up and “hoarding” furniture for the long winter ahead. Living in a cold and snowy state like Michigan when the roads get icy and the snow drifts high, I won’t be driving to buy furniture or paint. So I am stocking up now.

In fact my 950 sq. ft. studio apace is so stocked with dressers, tables, chairs and now hall tables too, I can barely walk around and had to paint in the pole barn yesterday! Now I have plenty of pieces to paint from November thru April.

Here’s what I bought:

I believe this is a dressing table but could certainly be used as a writing desk or in an entrance hallway.

 A small dresser with interesting legs and possibilities.

A long-legged kitchen work table that could make a lovely entry way table to hold a pretty  lamp, your purse and keys.

A small side table, with great legs for two-tone painting.

If you like my style of painting and have a piece of furniture you’d like transformed just let me know.

And, if any of these pieces appeal to you and want to purchase them and have it custom painted to your color scheme, just let me know.

Custom painting of your furniture is available by special quote. Just contact me at 269-236-5121.

I appreciate your reading about my adventures!

You can find my hand-painted vintage furniture transformations at the following two MI shops:

1)      Farmhouse Chic, 6998 114th Ave., Glen, MI in the old Glen Fire Station half way along the Blue Star Highway between South Haven, MI and Saugatuck, MI  Shop hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.  The shop cell phone is 616-403-4576 and shop e-mail is

2)      Baker Allegan Studios, Located 30 minutes from Kalamazoo, MI and 40 minutes from Grand Rapids, the Baker Allegan Studios is located at  148 Mill District Road, Allegan, MI 269-903-6883. Shop hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10 to 6 and Sunday noon to 5 .Their website is

Small House / Big Sky Donna


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