Hey guys! I was going through photos on our old computer and ran across some from our days in Florida. I even found photos of my booth. I thought I would share a few of them with you. We lived in an apartment in Pensacola for one year then bought a house in Pace and lived there for 2 years. The hubby was working in Pensacola after retiring from the Army. The photo above is of our Pace, Florida house. I really loved that house. It was just the perfect size.
This is what the kitchen looked like when we bought the house.
Bay windows in the dining area. Notice all of the blue and white striped, flowery wallpaper. The house was built in the early 90’s and that was the style then. Not so much in 2007 when we purchased the house.
The living area was plain old white. You can see the area beside the sliding glass door where I tried out paint colors. That color wasn’t the one. I went through about 4 samples and finally selected a rich brown. The JTS told me the color was way too dark. We painted over the wallpaper because that stuff was on there to stay. You couldn’t tell there was wallpaper under the paint either unless you looked really close and then you might see a seam. We did the painting ourselves but I admit the JTS did most of it. Turns out he liked the dark brown after all.
I took the photos above when we moved in and I can’t find a single photo of what the house looked like after we painted. Remember, this was before I started blogging and taking photos of everything. I did find photos online from when we listed the house for sale.
The photos I found are really small but you can see the walls are brown and the blue wallpaper is gone.
I think the brown was a deeper color. The photos may be a bit washed out. We also painted the brick fireplace. The original color was a yucky green/brown. Notice I was going through my Oriental decorating phase at that time.
The living, dining, and kitchen areas were very open and airy. As I mentioned earlier. I really loved the house. It was about 1600 square feet and had a split bedroom plan. The master bedroom and master bath were on one side of the living room and kitchen and the other two bedrooms and one bath were on the opposite side. One of the bedrooms was really, really, tiny and we used it as an office. There was room for a loveseat, a desk, and not much else.
The building outside was for storage and I also did some painting in it. I started my painting furniture journey when we moved to Florida. When we lived in the apartment I painted furniture on our tiny balcony. It was tiny. When we moved to the house I did most of the painting outside.
My first booth was at Alyssa’s Antique Depot in Pace. I found a few photos of my booth in the computer files. These are from 2006-2008.
As you can see it was stuffed full of junk. I went crazy making shutter signs.
Stars were in.
The shutter signs sold really well. If I try to sell crafts at my booth here in Tennessee it just doesn’t work. I have other vendors tell me the same thing, so it’s not just me.
I painted and aged the yellow chest.
Most of these pieces I don’t evern remember painting. Like this little blue night stand. It’s cute!
I do remember the black bedroom furniture. I was also painting a lot of furniture red. It’s funny how different parts of the country like different paint colors.
I could always find the coolest stuff at the junk/flea market shops in Florida. I miss the stores run by Churches and the missions the most.
One last look. I hope you guys enjoyed my trip down memory lane. Have a great weekend.