Sunday, August 21, 2011

Questions Answered

I have a list of questions people have been asking about for over a year. I had originally intended on answering them one post at a time but, like many good intentions, it didn't happen. The first question on my list is "why did you name your shop C'est Moi"? This is an easy one to answer so we will start with it by saying that my husband who is totally romantic speaks French and, let's just say he used it in his repertoire of dating skills to woo me. With the name of the shop being C'est Moi{meaning "It is I" or more loosely "That is sooo me!"} most would naturally think my passion is for French findings. While I love french textiles, furniture and culture, the idea of the shop is more about making your own style and not being tailored to one look.
The second most asked question more recently is "how did you know about Annie Sloan"? My personal style has always leaned more English. About 7 years ago my husband and I built a storybook tudor home. While in construction, I would scour the bookshelves and magazine racks of local book stores looking for inspiration for my new humble abode. That is when I first remember seeing Annie's books. Who would of thought that 7 years later I would be crossing the pond to go train with Annie in her studio! The experience has left me with a truly priceless memory and the opportunity to pass on my newly found paint skills to my customers. Thank-You Annie!


IT"S OUR BIRTHDAY! ..... Thank you Brentwood for embracing all we are and all we want to become!
We are celebrating our 1st birthday this week and in honor of a Fantastic first year we will be having different specials everyday and for my dedicated blog readers..... You may want to log on to living social Williamson County on Wednesday the 24th for the opportunity to purchase a special discount to be used in the shop.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Play N Paint

Brentwood women are getting their hands dirty with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint with 24 great colors. No sanding and no priming needed, this "girls" paint is every DIYers dream. Not quite ready to do it alone? Come play in paint with us when we return from taking our technique workshop with Annie in her studio in Oxford England. Call the shop to hear more about how to sign up.
Here is a little inspiration. DIYer Linda Hendon of Brentwood with her first ASCP project. Eight chairs painted in Antibes Green. I think you'll agree that these are the perfect compliment to her reclaimed farm table.