We hope you can join us August 10th for our first ever, Turquoise Sip + Shop! We are starting these fun events in our store to highlight some of the handmade shops we carry. Our heart and soul is small business and we try to offer quality, handmade products in our shop. We love this Okie mama and her adorable business and hope to see you in!
Giving new life to something old using creativity and a little paint is so rewarding. This is by far my favorite project to date and I’m so excited to share it with you.
We are retailers for Junk Gypsy™ Paint. This project was a little intimidating at first but ended up being so easy and fun! I want to paint everything with upholstery now. I was so overwhelmed with the response of yesterday’s project post that I wanted to blog and share how I did it.
I contemplated many times on reupholstering this settee but it wasn’t ever in my budget and I wasn’t sure if I would be able to find what I wanted in regards to material.A friend picked up this neat piece for me from an antique store in Texas. It was a really great price and I probably have a total of $115 in it. That includes the piece itself AND supplies.
I taped off the material and covered it first. I used the color Buttermilk Biscuit on the wood trim. With a hand sander (or piece of sand paper if you do not have it) I distressed the corners, edges, and detailed areas to give it a shabby chic look.Yesterday, I taped the wood and took the cushion off to start painting the fabric which is a velvet/velor type.
I mixed half Junk Gypsy™ Paint in Singin’ the Texas Blues with half water and 10% volume of downy liquid fabric softener. Half and half just means whatever your paint/water mix volume is. In this case, I used 1 1/2 quarts of paint and 1 1/2 quarts of water. With the paint and water mixture its 96 ounces, so I added a little over 9 ounces of fabric softener. A ‘ballpark’ measurement is fine, it doesn’t have to be exact. I poured it all into a large glass canister and took a paint stick to mix. Over time the paint will settle to the bottom, make sure to stir throughout your project.
We also took large mason jars at our paint class last night to mix the paint, water, and fabric softener. They are great for small projects because you can put the lid on and shake up your product as well as great for storing what’s left over.
The paint covered it really well and the downy took out the antique store smell. It took 2-3 coats in some areas to achieve full coverage. The downy helps keep the fabric soft and not give it a “crunchy” feel.
I made sure to really work the paint into the crevices and edging around the wood trim. We recommend a 24-48 hour “cure/dry” time since fabric does soak in the paint. We set up fans around the couch to help it dry.
If you are worried about future spills on your piece, an idea would be to get Scotchgard to help repel water and stains.
I’ve been dreaming of a denim couch for some time and am so proud of how my little settee turned out. I plan to add cow hair pillows to add western flair and detail.
Junk Gypsy Paint is so versatile and easy to use. Don’t be afraid to try something new. You will be surprised at how easy and fun it is. If you have any questions, the Farm Girls are happy to help. You can call our store, stop by, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am finally blogging about our One Year Birthday at Farm Girl. We celebrated on THE day-September 18, 2015- which made it even more special. It’s been a year full of learning, new friendships, lots of fun, stress, tears, laughs, prayer and much more. I am so thankful to be able to do what I love and even more blessed with a God, family, and friends who support my dreams.
We opened up at 10 AM with people waiting for the door to open. I was absolutely surprised and humbled at the response to our party. So exciting and so fun! My sweet friends Aubrey, Jess, and Lindsay as well as my mom, aunt, and hubby all helped me prep days before the big event. There is no way I could have gotten everything done without them. Not to mention others who pop in when needed (looking at you Amy) <—–She’s our Ada Main Street girl. I am sure there our countless others who helped so please forgive me if I haven’t mentioned you. Our windows are always a stressful task for me. They are nice and large and make awesome advertisement for those who drive and walk by. We always try to pick a theme, plan, and then decorate. This fall we chose a fall/pumpkin patch and a “back to school” theme. It’s so inspiring to watch them come to life. We wanted the party to start as soon as you walked in, making the cake table our focal point. I love how it turned out. The cake was absolutely delicious, as were the donuts. 🙂 I spent weeks on ordering new merchandise and re-decorating the store. I love how it all came together.
Sadie was a huge helper that day and our official door greeter. She loved holding Scout and walking around talking with customers and showing them “cute” merchandise. I told Jess we were adding her to Farm Girl payroll. Ha! We sat up Aubrey Lisa Photography a new section with a screen that plays her wedding, lifestyle and birth videos all day. People absolutely love to see her work!
We also made Jess a new little section with this mini spool. I love how it turned out and the new fall line was a hit! It was a long day but such a blessing. We got to see old and new faces, hug the necks of those who keep our business open, and reap the harvest of months and months of work. I can’t thank those of you who support this dream enough. The good days always outweigh the stressful ones and this, this was a really good day. I pray for more plentiful years at this sweet space.
Thankful to be a Farm Girl.
Photos: Aubrey Lisa Photography
Happy Birthday Banner: Pearl and Jane
Fabric Banner: The Olive Grove Shop
I am a DIY junkie. I love to bring new life to old things. This buffet is a special piece that is near and dear to my heart. It was my Great Grandma’s. My Nana had originally bought it when my Dad was 7 but I always remembered it nestled in my Grandma Dorothy’s kitchen. I so wish I would have gotten better pictures (this is under florescent lights-yuck!) but these will have to do. It is dreamy in person. My aunt and cousin helped me tackle this monster. It was a lot of work but so worth it.Getting started we took the top off and started to work from the bottom and on up. We took all of the hardware off, cleaned the whole piece with a towel, sanded the drawers a little bit and left the rest of the wood bare. I used Junk Gypsy chalk paint from our store in the color Granny’s Cornbread. Yellow is my color, y’all. It took about two coats because the original wood was so dark. After it dried I took a small hand sander and distressed to my liking.This was made during Bicentennial year. I love the paper on the inside of the drawers.After it was all dry I wiped off the dust, took clear coat to the tabletop only and put the hardware back on. I like a more matte finish so I just applied the clear coat to the top since we will be sitting things on it and using it as a packing station in the back of the store.It was a fun project and looks like a totally different piece. Let us know if you have any questions about the paint!
For the LOVE OF JUNK AND DIY! We are SO excited and blessed that we are Ada’s retailer for JUNK GYSPY Chalk and Clay Paint! Junk Gypsy™ Paint is an American-made chalk and clay paint that is perfect for painting and re-purposing your junk finds. It will adhere to almost any surface, including wood, metal, ceramic, stone, and more. It is fast-drying and provides an easy clean up so you can gypsy-fy™ your piece quickly, turning it into treasured junk.
Aren’t those the cutest color names? I have been a HUGE fan of JG for a long time and when this opportunity came about, I quickly jumped on it. I am a lover of making junk into treasures and unique pieces for homes. I am so thrilled to bring this product into our store. Our product has shipped Wednesday and will be arriving next week. We will announce on all social media platforms when it will be ready for purchase. We will be offering DIY paint classes for our customers soon. Be on the look out for sign up lists as spots for each class will be limited.We will giveaway our first can to one lucky customer so be sure to lookout for that on Facebook soon!
I am SUPER excited to announce Mommy & Me mini sessions with Aubrey Lisa Photography! Two lucky mama’s who SIGN UP for a session will win either a 3-piece outfit from Farm Girl Boutique or a Hair/Makeup makeover from Bella E Salon for their session!!!
To reserve your spot call Farm Girl Boutique 580-332-3899
Here’s how to enter to win the goodies:
1) Like our Facebook pages: Farm Girl Boutique, Aubrey Lisa Photography & Bella E Salon
2) Tag 5 friends in this post
3) EXTRA entry points for sharing this post on Facebook and Instagram
Winner will be chosen Tuesday, April 21st.
This will be a styled outdoor field location in Ada, with a comfy couch to sit on. Contact Aubrey for suggestions on what to wear. 🙂
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With the new season, it was time for a window change. We have the privilege to be in the running for the best boutique windows of Oklahoma among two other businesses. So exciting for us since we have only been open for 6 months!
We always try to pick a theme and work off of that. One side we chose to do a clothes line and new clothing and the other we chose to do a spring lemonade stand and “Farmer’s Market” type setting.
The before process.Our lemonade stand area. We sell everything in the photo except the lemons. Those are from Pier 1. 🙂
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We are so excited to launch our online store! With our growing social media community, it was necessary to open virtual doors and we are blessed to be able to do so. On our blog page, we hope to update you on new items that arrive occasionally, fun DIY projects, cute decor options, events, and more that happen in the store.
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