Monday, April 25, 2011

April Barn Sale

Thanks again to everyone who came out to the April Barn Sale.  It was our biggest one yet and once again you all made it amazing!  I cannot thank you enough for all the support!  It is so nice getting to know so many of you and seeing your friendly faces waiting in line before we open. 

It is becoming a really exciting area over there and a must stop place to shop once a month!  The Old Red Lumberyard is getting bigger and better.  Check out their adorable sign.
A new store called Fringe opened across the street and they have great stuff as well. The ladies over there are so friendly!  Here are the Fringe ladies on opening day!
Here are some of the great items from the April Sale

We are busy getting ready for the May Sale...dont miss it!!
Hope to see you all there

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Project Nursery Part II

   My brain has been spinning on nursery designs ever since I found out I was pregnant.  I was just waiting for the final word confirming if we were having a boy or a girl to get started.  We found out 2 weeks ago we will be having baby Avery and I went straight to work!
There have been so many beautiful, inspring nurseries I have seen and I shared a few of them a couple of weeks ago here. I decided I wanted to go with a vintage, french country, shabby chic nursery.  I had to incorporate my favorite colors (pink and brown), my favorite things (chandeliers, damask and crowns) and my favorite furniture (vintage painted and distressed). 
As you all know I am all about the look for less so here
we go....

I have been loving white sleigh cribs with french country details, but I couldn't get over the prices!!
Here are the inspiration cribs...
   Alexis Crib by Newport Cottage $1240

French Panel Crib by Art for Kids $2760

Designer Cottage Baby Crib $2160

Bon Nuit Cherubini Crib $2760
Young America Isabella Mix & Match Crib $929 I took these cribs for inspiration and got the look for a fraction of the price!!

I bought this crib from

Disney Princess 3-1 Crib for $399.99

Then I bought this adorable Shabby Furniture Applique for $22.95 on EBAY!!
just a little wood glue and my crib went from this

to this
The look was almost complete, but I still needed to add the vintage touch.  Here is the final product...
French Country, Shabby Chic House of Hargrove $445.89!!

I love love love vintage buffets and wanted to use one for the changing table.  I found this amazing one on Craigslist.  I got a steal of a price and went to work. 
Here is the BEFORE...
 and the AFTER...

So with the crib and the changing table complete it was time to work on the bedding.  These were the swatches I was loving!

Before I started House of Hargrove, I was an Assistant Buyer for JCPenney in the baby department.  I got to buy and design baby bedding...such a fun job!  I fell in love this incredible set by New Arrivals 

but came to find out the fabric had been discontinued!!  This was terrible news.  This had been "the set" I had to have if I ever had a little girl.  Luckily, I stayed in touch with my old contacts from the JCP days and Tori Swaim (owner of New Arrivals) came to the rescue when she had just a few yards of the fabric left and made me a custom set!! 
Here it is...

I still have plenty more to do.  I'm working on a shabby chest, a chippy shelf and more decor.  I will post the final product when everything is finished.
Here are some more details that are complete...
Got this beautiful chandelier from Overstock for $206.99

I love the upholstered gliders at Restoration Hardware, but again...didn't want to pay their prices.  Here is their beautiful "inspiration" chair for $1649

Here is my version that I found on Craigslist.  It was a
terrible teal color, but nothing a great re-upholstery job couldnt fix.   

I made the wall art with icons and prints I love....crowns, chandeliers and damask.

Love this amazing vintage mirror with lots of beautiful chippy paint. This was a gift from Avery's "sister-cousin" Susan.

I love this sign.  Its the first thing I bought when I found out I was pregnant.  

Like I mentioned, I still have a lot more to do, but I wanted to share my progress so far. 
Stay to design!
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Foxy Belle Boutique GIVEAWAY!!!

We have an amazing giveaway from
The Foxy Belle Boutique!!
They are giving away one of their adorable custom boutique letters to a House of Hargrove Fan!!
There are 3 ways to enter...the winner could be YOU!
1. Visit the House of Hargrove Facebook page and leave a comment on the giveaway HERE (1 entry)
2. Visit the Foxy Belle Boutique Facebook page, become a fan and leave a HERE (1 entry)
3. Visit the Foxy Belle ETSY page and "heart" them HERE (1 entry)

The Foxy Belle Boutique is all about fun girly designs with a dash of sparkle! They specialize in custom and personalized decor for your little (or not so little) princesses MORE!
Look at some more of their adorable items:

Every piece is so creative and so much fun.  What is not to love?!  They pay so much attention to detail, look how your items comes wrapped...
Visit their ETSY shop today to get your hands on one of their incredible pieces!

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Project Nursery

20 weeks down...20 weeks to go!
I am now halfway through my first pregnancy and starting to work on the nursery!  We are having a little girl and I cannot wait to get started.  I have been getting lots of inspiration and here are some of the images I love...

I have started ordering things and they are arriving!  I will post more as everything starts to come together.
Think pink & brown, shabby chic, antique, crystal chandelier, crowns, and lots of A's!

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