We’re Painting Fools and Loving It!

There’s a saying that goes “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” We are living proof that this is soooo true, especially since we find ourselves busy all the time! The paint, found in 20 colors under the Bungalow 47™ brand, 18 colors with the Junk Gypsy™ Paint line, and 10 soft colors for Rachel Ashwell and the Shabby Chic® Paint line, is always a great source to transform that flea market find.

The Junk Gypsies™ have great style and love bold colors, and Rachel’s line is soft and pastel like her Shabby Chic® world.

Junk Gypsy in Round Top, Texas
This is the Junk Gypsy store, from one of our many trips to Texas. Their style is so fun and funky, and full of lots of bold color and repurposed finds!
Photo courtesy of Shabby Chic®

We love to paint, and lately Chantelle has gotten into spraying it on too. Check out this awesome spray booth her husband built in his workshop for her! The whole thing folds up into the ceiling when not in use. It even has ventilation to it, for when he uses the smelly stuff like polyurethane for his wood projects.

Paint booth at 141 Design Company

If you haven’t seen their family’s new shop called 141 Design Company, definitely check it out here on Facebook and follow them on instagram. They are master woodworking artisans, and everything they create is amazing!

This pretty dresser was painted by Chantelle using Bungalow 47 Furniture Paint in Nautical Stripe

Chantelle and I are still out picking, finding stuff for all of our projects. I have this problem (like “My name is Jill and I am an addict” type problem) buying vintage art! I love it. I found these two pieces last week that I am obsessed with, and ended up going back and buying more! Something about this work, that seemed so elementary and basic, I just could not get enough of! All the colors were good, and I LOVE a good oil painting, so I was obsessed all weekend!

Our little B47 family expanded this week, as Chantelle’s daughter gave birth (a week early) to another darling daughter. Her name is Penny Rae, and she seems itty-bitty at only 7 pounds, but she is loved by all. We sure are grateful to have a business that let’s us stop for a minute and enjoy the beautiful parts of life!

We’ve had a warm spell this week in Michigan, and that always teases us with thoughts of spring, even when we know that is a far off reality, but we start to get a little anxious for summer flea markets, and trips to the cottage.

We have many things planned this year for Bungalow 47, the paint lines, and our extended work life, so stay tuned! There’s more fun to come just around the corner and we hope you will be along for the ride.

Be happy, Jill

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