Posted by: Small House Under a Big Sky Homestead | August 22, 2012

New Paint Colors and a Gentleman’s Dresser

I had a very rewarding, busy and enjoyable day yesterday.

I was up by 6 a.m. and attacked as many chores as I could cram into my morning, (including unloading a half truck load of bark chips, washed a load of laundry and hung it on the line to dry) as well as distressed and waxed a table before I took off to the Holland/Zeeland area for a working lunch!

First I picked up a small Craig’s List dresser to paint, visited my two favorite chalk paint shops, Not So Shabby in Zeeland and R. Lucus Scott Co.in Holland. I bought paint from each, including the most delicious new-to-me colors of Scandinavian Pink and Antibes Green. Yummy!

The dresser I bought has some water stains on top and a stripped wooden knob but both are easy to fix issues.

A small gentleman’s dresser made by Stanley.

After twelve years of living in the West Michigan Snow Belt, I am gearing up paint and furniture wise for the long, winter months ahead when our roads are icy and I can’t make the hour-long drive to the buy paint or furniture.

My shopping expedition ended with a relaxing, extended lunch with my high school friend Ann.  It was a rare treat for me to sit outside on the patio in front of the restaurant and enjoy some tasty avocado spring rolls and lemonade, chatting and enjoying the sunshine and people watching without my eyes on my watch and my mind on work, home or dogs needs.

This is the best thing about being an entrepreneur – the ability to “flex” as needed. And to enjoy a leisurely lunch one in a blue moon.

Keep on painting!

Small House / Big Sky Donna

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