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Hi, I'm Suzanne and I'm a stay at home mother to three. I have started my own vintage furniture business and am writing this blog to document its journey from idea to reality. My favorite things include my Matthew, Ella and Sophie, my handsome husband and all things PAINT! Believe me, I am not an experienced business person but I do know how to sand, strip, paint and am a DIY queen, so please follow along as I navigate the ups and downs of The Painted Drawer. Please join in the fun and become a member or subscribe. Cheers!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

End of Summer and Progress!

The crepe myrtles are just ending their glorious summer season.  We have three large crepe mrytle trees surrounding our house inside and out with their pink blossoms.  Such a lovely view!


Summer is almost over. The kids are back in school next week and I am both happy and sad about it.  Happy for the fall and a schedule to follow again but sad because I love having them home...although it is a lot easier to paint when they are not running around falling off their rollerblades or playing Let's Make a Deal with my curtains "What is behind Curtain Number 1?" and generally being kids!

The Painted Drawer had a very productive week!  The lovely plank table sold out of On A Whim.  Very happy about that :)  Another piece that has found a new home is the French Country Provence Dresser.  One of my favorites in that gorgeous Annie Sloan provence blue, it is a real "statement" piece.  It will make its way to Brooklyn, NY on Thursday.  Bill, the shipper who delivered the vintage bench to Staten Island, is doing this shipment.  How great a find is he!  I now have two movers who I know and trust which is so important.  I'm also making progress in figuring out the winning combination of small vs. large items for my space.  All part of the learning curve!

Now that we've had our Eastern Shore crabs, we are on our way to Busch Gardens for our last dash of summer fun.  No, I do not ride the looping rollercoasters but my 13 year old can't wait!



  1. Congratulations on selling the blue provence dresser! And those crabs look tasty!!

  2. I love that provence dresser! Well done :) Stop by my blog for a visit if you would like!


    Jill (your newest subscriber!)


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