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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hello peeps!

Thought I would do a brief update on my blog. I have been busy, busy, busy....In addition to keeping up with furniture pieces- I have been painting rental and flip houses, and also still a part time social work. I have decided that sometimes it's so much easier to fix furniture and houses than people. 
I look forward to warm sun and moving pieces out of my house rather than paint in the kitchen and dining room.  If a day goes by and I have not have a paint brush in my hand, then the day isn't complete! If all my lights are on at 3am I'm painting on the kitchen floor, not cooking up meth. 
I have tried to paint neutral colors, as they sale better however I am into bold colors.
It's so nice to nice to have items at Saturday's Treasures, as after I paint, price, and stage my job is done. They do the sales! 
My goal in the future is for my own store where I can carry famous paint lines and do painting seminars.
To dream..... Little steps! 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Fancy blue....making it new!

My vision was blue...for the kitchen as an island or dining room as a side board..Ora media stand in living room. So I went blue on bottom and stripped and sanded and stained top of this Ethan Allen, seven thousand pound dresser. 
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But it's new owner has a kitchen with too many colors in it already and needed it neutral so ivory white it's getting. Stay tuned for re-make over! 


What I learned 4/27/14

What I learned! 4/27/14 

1. What worst part of taking a hot bath is leaning bare back on the ice cold tub. 
2. There is such a thing as a chocolate hangover. 
3. I'm in a constant state of 'I want cake' then I eat said cake and I'm like 'why did I eat that cake?' 
4. My kids have a whistling obsession. 
5. Not going to lie..the Franklin Regional knifer wrote a note that used the word 'plebeian' and I had to google the meaning. You know you don't know what that means either. Here: 
n.  1. One of the common people of ancient Rome.
2. A member of the lower classes.
3. A vulgar or coarse person.
6. My second.. Not going to lie... I was one of the frantic parents at SMS this week wanting their son out of school with sweat pants, sweat shirt and no underwears on. Ugh. 
7. I wouldn't be such a bitch at home if I didn't live with assholes. 

Until next week...enjoy! 




Sunday, April 20, 2014

What I learned 4/20/14

What I learned. 4/20/14 

1. Easter and 4/20 is a muchies cravers dream day. 

2. More candy less junky toys makes my kids happy. 
3. I think the girl child's on to the Shenanigans holiday crap. 
4 we did the 6:30am. Sunrise services--never again. I need my sleep. 

5. Today was a day I just needed to sleep. I've been busy and needed a day of rest. 
6. Hoping my booth continues to do well, so far so good! 

7. This week out pool is getting open---I repeat this week our pool is opened!!! 
 That's all for this week-- enjoy and Happy Easter! 


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Small dinette set.



Table and chairs. 
Table is standard 41 1/2 inch circle. 
Top of table left wooden laminate for best durability purposes. Bottom legs of table and four chairs painted in granite color  and then clear waxed. 
Chairs are newly upholstered in key duck cloth fabric which is durable and somewhat stain resistant. All pieces are in excellent, sturdy shape. 
Would be great for use in kitchen or breakfast nook. Elegant enough for dining room or perfect for covered porch. Located in Scottdale, pick up only at my residence. Can't be taken into Saturday's Treasures until they are approved for cloth upholstered materials. Table runner and flowers in mason are for staging only but can't be purchased (minus the fresh flowers for $10.00) 
$165.00 
724-989-0689. Call or text 


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Latest arrival at M. D. F. Booth!


Ladder is for sale at Mommy in the 'Dale Furniture Booth at Saturday's Treasures! 
Added today. 
Examples for use: 
Use The frames it has tied on
Take off frames and put living room blankets/throws on rungs. 
Put in bathroom for towel holder. 
Hang from kitchen ceiling for pot rack. 
Hang on porch for hanging baskets. 
Porch-art! 
Put vines on it for decorations. 
Use as trellis for vining flower outdoors. 

Stay tuned for more additions this week...I've been painting and crafting! 


Welcome!!!

Hello and welcome newbies to my blog! I found it fitting if you tell people you have a blog and then send them your way that I should probably write something on here! 
Let me tell you a little about me...my name is Carla and I live in Scottdale. In the Kingview area, I refer to myself as the 'self appointed Mayor' of this section of town. I'm sure my fellow 'Kingviewiens' will agree, I run this place!! 
I have two kiddos, which I refer to as 'boy child', age 11 and 'girl child', age 8. I try to remember not to use their real names, as they complain it embarrasses them....(doesn't that mean my job as a mother is being completed!) 

I married my high school sweetheart....I'll pause here for awwwws and ohhhhhhh's! I refer to him as 'man child' at times when he acts like a baby. Gawd, forbid he get a 'man-cold' or it's all over. 
I have 11 chickens and pretend to be a farmer. I love those 'ladies'. 
(If you are going to have chickens...you want them to have a fashion sense!) 

(And monitor your drinking...like a built in AA sponsor!) 

I often feel like Mother Earth when they come running to me as I pull in the driveway in my 'swagger wagon' (minivan). Please don't ever refer to it as a.....minivan....in my mind it's a fabulous pink jeep and I'm super cool. 
I often daydream of running off with a cute little chick camper pulling behind it. One day I'm hitting the open road...and it won't be to drive my children to school! 
My dog is my best friend...her name is Daisy. She doubles as a coffee table, but don't make fun of her weight..she has a thyroid problem..for realsies! If you see her, bring bones and don't be alarmed if she has paint on her. She often gets in the way. 


I have two cats... Emily and Squawkers. Squawkers was referred to as "Porch Kitty" for the longest time but her big mouth named her. Squawkers often runs patrol on the neighborhood. She visits each person, eats...gets petted...and conveniently comes back here to poop in my yard or litter box. I often find dead animals on my porch...like a sacrificial thank-you.....er...."ok, thanks, Squawkers" 

The other cat  is old and mean. 

(She may not look vicious here...but she is!) 
She's never came to terms with me birthing children. The only time we see her is when she eats or needs to use the litter box and she conveniently sleeps almost on my head every night. She might be plotting to suffocate me in my sleep.  
Sleep: I don't do that well. If you see my lights all on my 3am...I'm probably painting on  my  kitchen floor, not cooking up meth.  
I don't like to cook, the 'man child' said when we bought our house, the kitchen only needed to be big enough for the delivery guy to set the take out box down! I don't do dishes he does...it's pay back for me push-mowing the grass once when I was pregnant. (Seems fair!) But, I can rock power tools...my sander is never far from my side. 
My porches look like we are in a perpetual state of moving but that's because I don't have a garage and like to paint on the porches. .....and my Dad's a big meany and won't let me muck up his garage!! 
I started painting as a mental health break from my real 'job' as a social worker. It was better for my body then lots of meds due to the stress. Now painting is a passion....and I'm on a mission to rid the world of ugly furniture. I couldn't fix people anymore, so furniture it is. Bonus is: it doesn't threaten to kill me.  Thus...Mommy in the 'Dale Furniture was born. (It was an easy birth...all natural, no meds...most beautiful baby ever!) 
I am happy to announce my first venture at getting the crap out of my house when it's done booth! I should have totally named my booth that! 

I am renting a large space at Saturday's Treasures in Mt. Pleasant. I'm hoping (and praying...I'm Christian and stuff!) that it does well! 
Thanks for coming along for the ride. Sit back in the swagger...er, pink jeep...the tops down, the music is up...and there's furniture hauling in the back! 
~Carla