I left off in my last blog post showing you the condition of the building when we first got the keys. We hired a cleaning crew and got to work.  After they were done we got a painter to come in.  He taped everything off and sprayed the white paint on the ceilings walls and […]

  • September 5, 2016 - 7:14 PM

    Paula Blankenship - Very inspiring project Deb and ladies. It turned out so warm, friendly and inviting. MuCheck sucess to each of you 💟💟💟ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2016 - 7:25 PM

    Lori - This is gorgeous! What a wonderful space! Must have been a labor of love! Bravo!!!!ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2016 - 8:38 PM

    Tracey Bellion - Oh my word I am in love!!!! What a beautiful space. And what a gorgeous transformation. You have a beautiful heart Deb….and it shows here in this space and in your description of each photo. I wish you the best. And thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • September 6, 2016 - 10:46 AM

    Heather K Tracy - You have worked so very hard to make this dream come true, Debbie! The space is absolutely magical. Thank you for sharing the excitement, and looking forward to new developments…ReplyCancel

A busy summer and The French Door I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted on the blog.  Here’s what’s been happening in my world. Since the end of school I made the decision to stop having paint workshops for the summer and start them up again in August at our new location, The […]

  • July 16, 2016 - 9:02 PM

    Toni Barrilleaux - Just can’t wait to see it. Think of me if y’all need some part time help.ReplyCancel

    • July 16, 2016 - 9:08 PM

      Debbie - We can’t wait to get all of the work done, then on to the fun stuff! Please check back with us later on the part time help. We’d love to have you!ReplyCancel

  • July 16, 2016 - 9:06 PM

    Sabria McGuire - Thank you for taking over this building. I remember buying jeans for $10.00 in the 70’s from the wooden counter. I love our city.
    Thanks again
    Sabria McGuire
    Chief of PoliceReplyCancel

    • July 16, 2016 - 9:10 PM

      Debbie - Thanks Sabria, It took us long enough to get in but we finally did, not for the hard part, getting the building ready! I know what you mean! I may have sold you a pair of jeans, I worked in that store when I was 13 years old on Saturday! We love Franklin too and want to do our part to #revitalizefranklin!ReplyCancel

  • July 16, 2016 - 9:10 PM

    Kathy mannina - What a fun journey! You will enjoy fixing it up as much as opening! 🌷ReplyCancel

    • August 22, 2016 - 2:01 PM

      Debbie - We have enjoyed the whole process! Thanks Kathy!ReplyCancel

  • July 16, 2016 - 9:13 PM

    Mark Culter - Is that the old Fremins. What a wonderful story, so nice to see the both of you enjoying your lives.
    Good luck on your remodeling, hope to stop by one day when it’s finished. I’m sure it’s going to be beautifulReplyCancel

    • August 22, 2016 - 2:02 PM

      Debbie - It’s the old Friedman’s building. Thanks Mark! We are loving every minute!ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM

    Robin Ecuer - It has great potential inside. Can’t wait to see it completed. Best of luck!ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2016 - 1:51 PM

    Margaret Todd - So excited for y’all! I just adore a good makeover, and that space is just screaming for TLC! You and Kathy will do phenomenal things there, and brighten that little spot on Main Street. Thanks for all of your energy and efforts toward improving Franklin though all of your ventures throughout the years! Good luck!ReplyCancel

    • August 22, 2016 - 2:03 PM

      Debbie - Thanks Margaret! We are loving every minute!ReplyCancel

    There are so many ways to get the Restoration Hardware look using paints, stains and waxes.  This is just one way. In this post I used Heirloom Traditions Paint products to get the look I wanted.  Today’s victim is our entertainment center in the living area of our house.  I bought it like […]

  • May 5, 2016 - 11:37 PM

    Heather - Love this look, Debbie…the layers of dry brushing really create a harmonious effect, and it looks wonderful in your space. Thanks for sharing your secrets!ReplyCancel

  • May 6, 2016 - 12:01 AM

    Debbie - Thanks so much Heather! I love this piece now!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2016 - 7:02 PM

    Kathy - Absolutely Love It!!!ReplyCancel

What am I painting today? Today I’m painting with Heirloom Traditions A La Mode.  I use it when I want a true WHITE. I picked up these two pieces from a flea market here in town.  Here they are after I started painting the jewelry armoire. I got these two pieces because they were in […]

  • April 21, 2016 - 2:34 PM

    Heather - Debbie – I love this transformation. You’ve created storybook perfect versions of these charming pieces that would delight any feminine sensibility! Thank you for sharing your process, the results are gorgeous…ReplyCancel

    • April 22, 2016 - 5:47 PM

      Debbie - Thank you Heather. That means so much coming from an artist such as yourself.ReplyCancel

  • April 26, 2016 - 2:29 PM

    Lorraine Munlin - Love the site!!ReplyCancel

    • April 26, 2016 - 2:33 PM

      Debbie - Thank you Lorraine! We need another trip soon!!!ReplyCancel

  • April 26, 2016 - 3:14 PM

    Ashley - What a beautiful transformation! A la mode has been my go to white lately. I just love it paired with the gold accents that you chose.ReplyCancel

    • April 26, 2016 - 5:22 PM

      Debbie - Thanks so much Ashley. I appreciate your comment. I too love A la mode! Thanks for stopping by.ReplyCancel

  • April 26, 2016 - 9:01 PM

    Crystal McClain - Great job looks like it is a good productReplyCancel

  • April 27, 2016 - 3:59 AM

    Teri Melder - What a great site. Love seeing the transformations.ReplyCancel

  • April 29, 2016 - 3:17 AM

    Margaret Clements - Beautiful transformation! Love the new look!ReplyCancel

    • April 29, 2016 - 7:42 AM

      Debbie - Thank you so much Margaret! I appreciate you! Thanks for stopping by.ReplyCancel

Here is a little tour around Chic & Shabby Collections today.  We are 14 businesses under one roof.  It’s small town shopping at it’s best, the way it used to be….and still is….when you shop with us. Chic & Shabby is open Tuesdays – Friday, 10 am-5 pm and Saturdays, 10 am-4 pm.  On the 1st […]

  • April 18, 2016 - 5:45 PM

    Renee Stirling - Enjoyed visiting the store from my home, on a Monday. Very nice. Thanks, Debbie.ReplyCancel

  • April 18, 2016 - 6:00 PM

    Debbie - Thanks for visiting Chic & Shabby from your home. hee hee.ReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2016 - 4:29 AM

    Roxie Labdry - Enjoyed the tour, almost as much as my visit, on “First Thursday”!ReplyCancel

  • April 26, 2016 - 4:18 PM

    Colleen Phillips - Your new site looks great!!! I plan to visit the store again soon!ReplyCancel

    • April 26, 2016 - 5:21 PM

      Debbie - Thank you so much Colleen! We love having you in the store!ReplyCancel

  • April 26, 2016 - 4:44 PM

    Brenda Trahan - Am interested in one of your painting classes…love what I’ve seen !ReplyCancel

    • April 26, 2016 - 5:21 PM

      Debbie - Thank you Brenda. If you sign up for my newsletters you will be the first to know when my workshops are scheduled! Thanks for stopping by!ReplyCancel

  • April 26, 2016 - 9:01 PM

    Gracie Guillotte - Thanks for including Two’s Company in your tour of Chic & Shabby!! We appreciate it! Love your new website.ReplyCancel

  • April 28, 2016 - 12:50 AM

    Robin Ecuer - Your website looks great. I like your tour of Chic & Shabby.ReplyCancel

Texas Road Trip, A Broken Toe Every time we go to Round Top for Antiques week, it never fails we hear from some of the vendors, “Have you been to Canton yet”?  “No”, we would tell them, “We have not”.  “Well you should”, they tell us. Kathy and I decide on going to the First […]

  • April 15, 2016 - 9:30 PM

    Toni H Young - Still laughing……..loved the vendors!ReplyCancel

    • April 16, 2016 - 12:45 AM

      Debbie - I know right. When I think about it now, it’s funny. Great vendors! You have to come next time!ReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2016 - 11:07 PM

    Anika - That looks like a fun trip and all the treasures!!! The end of your story is awesome!
    Sorry about your toe! Take care and lots of rest.ReplyCancel

    • April 16, 2016 - 12:46 AM

      Debbie - Thanks Anika! It was fun for the most part. I have been trying to rest. Not easy to do. So many projects to work on. Thanks for following along with me.ReplyCancel

    • April 16, 2016 - 5:07 AM

      Roxie Labdry - Not a chance, if I know my girl!ReplyCancel

  • April 16, 2016 - 12:10 AM

    Lisa - You know I live in Texas and I have never been to Canton!ReplyCancel

    • April 16, 2016 - 12:47 AM

      Debbie - Lisa,
      You should check it out. It’s worth it. But from what I hear it’s too hot in the summer.ReplyCancel

  • April 16, 2016 - 8:06 PM

    Kathy M. - Love our coffee bar! Thank you again!!!❤️❤️Poor toe!!🙈 Looks like y’all had fun! That’s what it’s all about!ReplyCancel

    • April 16, 2016 - 11:26 PM

      Debbie - I’m so glad it worked for ya’ll. You’re welcome! The toe is all better and we had so much fun, we always do.ReplyCancel

  • April 17, 2016 - 3:19 PM

    Kathy L - The Canton/Roundtop trip was another one for the books! With every adventure we are learning. Really wish we could have videoed the interstate episode… Was like standing in the middle of a very active runway….ZOOM SWOOSH ZOOOOOM
    With exception of your broken toe it really was a good trip! Looking forward to the next one!!!ReplyCancel

    • April 18, 2016 - 12:37 AM

      Debbie - Me too! So excited to see what comes next!ReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2016 - 1:37 AM

    Sam @ Raggedy Bits - oh wow what a road trip! But not a great ending with your toe!! OUCH….. at least it was all worth it with your treasures you have sound!! Hope your toe doesn’t take to long to mend 🙂ReplyCancel

    • April 21, 2016 - 1:42 AM

      Debbie - It was crazy and fun! It was so worth it. Thumper (the toe) is feeling much better. Thanks for visiting the blog, will go check yours out and follow you. Another blogging friend. yay!ReplyCancel

  • September 6, 2016 - 2:33 AM

    Andrée McAnally @ Queen City Cabinetry & Interiors - Haha this was seriously the best post ever!! Can’t wait to go on a road trip with y’all ♡ PS That toe was pretty nasty Deb lolReplyCancel