Before + After, Table + Chairs

A few weeks ago, I bought a nice, sturdy table off my neighborhood Facebook page for only $30! Score! I was super excited. I bought it without knowing where I was going to put it. Once it was here I decided it would be a homework desk for the kids. The table even has a little drawer in the front to store school supplies. Nice. Hubby and I decided it would work great in his office. The kids could do homework on it and he would have an extra surface for his own paperwork. He loves to spread things out especially when he is doing taxes, etc. Perfect.
This is what the 5 chairs look like. They are nice and sturdy too. Two of them were missing the very middle rung in the back. Those are the chairs I decided to paint to go with the desk/table. The other three are getting use at our kitchen table. I'm on the fence if I will paint them or not.
FINISHED: I used my favorite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (of course). The top and drawer front are painted with Graphite, distressed and then finished with a mix of clear and dark wax.
 Love…
The table legs and chairs are painted with Paris Grey, distressed and also finished with a mix of clear and dark wax. You can see that the middle rung is missing but I used wood filler and sanded it really well so you can't see the hole…

 A good spot for studying, don't you think?
We thought the 2 chairs would be nice if 2 kids want to use the table or if we need to help with homework…
That wall above the desk is screaming for something. I just need to figure out what it is! Teresa

P.S. turquoise hutch in background

Workday Wednesday

This past week I sewed a mountain of bags…
 Made some bags for a dear friend (ha!)…
And, painted a table and some chairs. Whew, that was a lot of work. I need to hang up my paintbrush for a while after this one. I'll show you the results tomorrow.
What have you been up to? Do tell! Teresa

30,000 Winner!

Congratulations to Pat S. from Nashville, TN who is the lucky winner of the 30,000 gift pack! AND, to make things even better, Pat is one of my old neighbors from when I lived in Tennessee. YAY! We use Random.org to pick all our winners. Teresa

30,000 BAGS + a FREEBIE!

We have given away 30,000 bags! What?? Can you believe it? And to think that I was only going to make 100 back in 2008…

To celebrate we are giving away this fun Green Bag Lady bundle. ONE person will win all of the green goodness. The bundle includes 3 shopping bags, 3 produce bags, 2 water bottles and a t-shirt. Yippee! You MUST be a resident of the USA to win. We simply can't ship all this internationally, waaaay to expensive. Sorry.
All USA residents can enter.

•LEAVE A COMMENT, IN THE COMMENT LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THIS FORMAT: name(at)something(dot)com it is important to spell out DOT and AT so you don't get spam, if you DO NOT leave an email address, you will not be entered in the freebie.

•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS 9pm (MST) Tuesday, October 28. (winners will be notified no later than October 29 via email and here on the blog so CHECK BACK!)

Don't forget to leave us your email! We will only contact you if you win. 

Remember, you must be a resident of the USA to win this freebie. Thanks.

One entry per person. If you enter more than once, all your entries will be disqualified.

One lucky person will win this Green Bag Lady bundle of goodness.

You MUST use English for your comments. You must be a USA resident to win.

Good luck! Teresa

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Photo Finish Friday

Amazing sky while taking Little Girl to school this week.
Amazing. I haven't been there yet, sigh.

Hilarious up cycle!

Great program! Go Gap!

Cool concept!

Brilliant.

My mom would have loved this.

I'm a big fan.

What are you up to this weekend? I have soccer and volleyball on deck with 2 of my kids. I also meet with my ladies on Sunday. Fun! Teresa

Before + After Cabinet

As I mentioned yesterday, this little cabinet got a makeover. It has been sitting next to the couch in my living room screaming for a new color. Someone gave me the cabinet for free and I love the detail work on it. I was not in love with the "gold" trim and cream color though. I have been trying to figure out for a while what color to paint it. I had finally settled on Annie Sloan Graphite. But, then, one of my friends painted a table in Arles and I thought it was so cute. She even gave me what was left in the can. Score!
 So, here she is in all her Arles and dark wax glory.
 I think she is happy with her new paint job, enjoying her old spot in the living room.

What do you think? Teresa

Workday Wednesday

Whew! Last week sure was crazy. I'm enjoying some catch up time and working on some new projects. This gal is getting a new paint job…
 I finished a wedding hoop, purchased from my etsy shop (special order)…
 And, of course there is always a pile of bags, always…
I'll show the finished cabinet tomorrow. Cheers! Teresa

Events in Nashville

Last week the Nashville Bagettes were very busy! They had 2 events. One at the Nashville Farmers Market Night Market. What a great event…
 They gave out 100 bags!


Then this past Sunday, the Bagettes were at the Music and Molasses Festival that I posted about here.
Look how cute they are! I miss them terribly. If you are in Nashville, I hope you got a bag over the weekend! Thanks to Bagettes Ann and April for the photos. Teresa

BOO! Freebie!! WINNERS!


Congratulations to the following lucky folks:

WINNERS of the 15 Green Bag Lady BOO shopping bags are:

Alice S, AUSTRALIA
dnr1957 . . . . NoResp
Jennifer W, TN
Luda K, UKRAINE
Nicole C, MOLDOVA
Tamara Y, RUSSIA
Melissa G, AR
Beth T, OR
Iraida K, RUSSIA
Yuriy D, UKRAINE
Betty W, ID
Gill W, ENGLAND
Bjorn S, DENMARK
marina.f . . . . NoResp
Julia P, RUSSIA

Please look for an email from Bagette Dad. He will be asking for your mailing address so we can send you your prize. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER. We have issues with emails going to spam. Thanks and enjoy!

The emails will look like this:
Green Bag Lady, BooFreebie_10_2014

BOO! Freebie!!

Let's face it, everyone needs a Halloween bag in their life. These are perfect for trick-or-treating, candy giving and general mayhem. We have 15 of these great bags to give away!
Cats, scarecrows, pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns…
Who needs one?

•LEAVE A COMMENT, IN THE COMMENT LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THIS FORMAT: name(at)something(dot)com it is important to spell out DOT and AT so you don't get spam, if you DO NOT leave an email address, you will not be entered in the freebie.

•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS 9pm (MST) Tuesday, October 21. (winners will be notified no later than October 22 via email and here on the blog so CHECK BACK!)

Don't forget to leave us your email! We will only contact you if you win. 

In your comment tell us your favorite candy. Mine is dark chocolate, hands down.

One entry per person. If you enter more than once, all your entries will be disqualified.

15 lucky people will win a Halloween bag from the selection above. Fun!

We will ship shopping bags internationally. You MUST use English for your comments. Do the best you can. Non-English comments will be removed.

Good luck! Teresa

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