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

A few weeks back I shared with you that I wanted to change things up in our side entry. This is the before picture — It was painted “Latte” by Sherwin Williams. It’s a warm color and went well with our stained trim and brick floors. When I saw this picture on Hammmade’s instagram feed, I […]

  • March 30, 2016 - 7:26 PM

    Kendra Barrilleaux - Debbie-

    Where did you get the candle sconces? I need 2 of them…I just love it!!ReplyCancel

    • March 30, 2016 - 10:39 PM

      Debbie - Kathy of Lola, etc ordered them for me. She can get you a pair too. She has a space inside Chic & Shabby. She is also the person who I’m going into business with in the near future.ReplyCancel

  • March 30, 2016 - 9:56 PM

    Roxie Labdry - Lo e it!!ReplyCancel

  • March 30, 2016 - 10:02 PM

    Paula Blankenship - This looks so pretty Debbie. You do such beautiful work with our products!ReplyCancel

    • March 30, 2016 - 10:37 PM

      Debbie - Thanks so much Paula! I love all of our products and just wish I had more hours in the day to play with them all!ReplyCancel

  • April 4, 2016 - 5:50 PM

    Leanne - Beautiful space Debbie! Beautiful touches to welcome your guests!ReplyCancel

  • April 22, 2016 - 12:18 PM

    Maria @ Pastels & Macarons - Love this space Debbie! Absolutely love your entryway bench. Simply stunning! Love it all 🙂 Pinning!ReplyCancel

    • April 22, 2016 - 5:46 PM

      Debbie - Thank you so much Marla! I enjoyed visiting your blog too!ReplyCancel

  • April 22, 2016 - 2:28 PM

    Toni | - I love everything about this transformation! I never would have thought about hanging a gate on my wall but this looks wonderful and the color you blended is perfect. I have an old mirror in a frame like yours, I need to dig it out and give it some distressing and hang it up.ReplyCancel

    • April 22, 2016 - 5:46 PM

      Debbie - Thanks Toni! I love repurposing old found objects and just things we have in storage too. I’m glad you like the color of the gate. Heirloom Traditions is creating this in a custom color for me. It will be available in few weeks. I will announce it on the blog. Thanks for stopping by.ReplyCancel

A day trip to Franklin, Louisiana   If you’ve been looking for a different place to visit for the day, a relaxing place, a beautiful place, a historical place.  Then add Franklin, Louisiana to the list.  We’re right off of Highway 90 between Houma and Lafayette away from the hustle and bustle of busy traffic. […]

  • March 23, 2016 - 6:03 PM

    Sharon - Well that’s nice thanks for sharing🤗ReplyCancel

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    • March 23, 2016 - 8:32 PM

      Debbie - We sure do! Away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. But we have great shopping, dining and beautiful sights to see.ReplyCancel

  • March 23, 2016 - 8:24 PM

    Callie - Love this Debbie… Even being so close I’ve never been there. You have peaked my interest! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • March 23, 2016 - 8:32 PM

    Debbie - That’s what it’s all about. We’d love to have you!ReplyCancel

  • March 24, 2016 - 6:18 AM

    mike - Franklin has some interesting Churches also to see.ReplyCancel

    • March 24, 2016 - 10:39 AM

      Debbie - You’re right. Our churches are beautiful here.ReplyCancel

  • March 24, 2016 - 12:39 PM

    Toni H Young - Great job my friend! You light up our little town!ReplyCancel

    • March 24, 2016 - 9:13 PM

      Debbie - Thank you Toni! We have quite a few people here who “light up our little town!” We are so blessed.ReplyCancel