Monday, November 25, 2013

This is Relaxing on a Sunday?

It actually is...was!
Even though I was wanting a nice relaxing Sunday...this is kinda what it looks like.

Friday, November 22, 2013

New Website...finally!

I know I haven't been blogging lately...
been busy building a new website + adding a video to it!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Horsing around with Chalk Paint...

I was invited to paint at a beautiful country cottage on
Palomar Mountain
the last two days by my client
(and lovely assistant)
(and all her furry friends).

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

While Jim was away...

...this little mouse did play!
work, toil, sweat, shoulder flare up, knees aching...
along with a very good sense of accomplishment!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

More on china...

The usual plate spinning routine...

can only mean broken pieces!

Sometimes that's a very good thing Martha!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Something about those china plates?

I enjoy... 
looking at the designs and patterns on
china plates 
as much as I do a lovely vintage hanky.

Just like this gorgeous collection.

Monday, August 19, 2013

I love a final photo...

I don't often get them...
final photos of rooms I've painted in.

This project was for a talanted young Ineterior Designer in San Diego

I started out with Kelly's idea, a sketch and a blank wall.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Just in this week...

Another busy week for Cerro Home!

Nothing new with that... 
except it usually means new pieces of painted furniture in one of my shops!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Sunday, August 4, 2013

MIA for good reasons...

I know I haven't been front and center lately...
not blogging, barely Face Booking...somewhat of a low profile...

Monday, July 22, 2013

A favorite garage sale find...

Months ago 
I came across two vessel sinks at a garage sale
brand new
still in the box with the hardware included...
$20 each!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

There really is no place like home Dorthy!

On Tuesday
 I finished up my month long project in LA
getting the CMA showroom ready for the 
going on now through next Tuesday...'s so wonderful to be home!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Where does the time go?

Not much time for more than a quick peek
a quick post
on what's been going on with my creative self
in the last week!

Monday, June 17, 2013

A quick turn around + jumbled up photos

because I took this project on for a customer
last minute
days before I had to head up to LA 
for the Gift Show set up...
I leave for that this morning as soon as I'm done posting this.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Just makes me happy...and a 33%off coupon!

I've been thinking lately about what makes me happy,
really happy!

I think I've mentioned once or twice before that I love all aspects of what I do finding+painting+merchandising+selling
There are other things I'm not so wild about doing on a regular basis,
mostly has to do with the technical end of things.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Just a little color change...

One morning...
while cruising through Pinterest
(which is easy to fall victim too and the morning is gone before you know it)
I saw this lovely piece.

I had to try this color combination right away! 
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
Scandinavian Pink + Graphite

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

I'm making technical progress...woohoo!

feels so darn good!

As you may remember a few weeks ago I was distressing over
online presence here.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Finding time for the learning process and growth...

When you're told having your own business will take up all your time... 


While I've been successfully in business for myself for well over 25 years...
starting over with a new venture can be consuming + exciting!

Even more so when you're a small business
and you are the one who wears
ALL the hats...

designer + painter + buyer + bookkeeper + technical support 
shop keeper + sometimes pick up & delivery (though I'm cutting that one out)

all while trying to keep the home fires burning 
(sometimes not so successfully)

Right now I'm wanting to step it up, widen my audience 
show my furniture pieces online...

that means I now put on the hat of photo stylist!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Questioning where to go me out!

I just finished up this collection of turquoise furniture...
loving the way it turned out and hoping my customers will too!

coffee table with decoupage squares

set of Stanley night stands with faux wood tops

Now the last piece to get to is the 8 drawer dresser in the background.
It's a beautiful cherry, and I'm stuck on what to do with it.

That's the quandary!

Monday, April 15, 2013

I'm Suffering Social Media and Online Presence Frustration!!!

I know I have to do it...
I actually enjoy the creativity involved...

...though the amount of time it takes to do it correctly and effectively 
is hard to find!  

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A little music Maestro...

I recently came across and purchased a few music books 
at the rummage sale I posted about HERE

And while I see many crafty things to do with sheet music 
I thought I'd go on a little search to see what I could find and share
in the way of musical ideas and tutorials.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Why do I love what I do?

There are so many reasons to love what I do...

...but let's just focus on one...