Market Event Coming Soon!

Apr23rd2018

I’m excitedly working on getting prepared for a new MARKET created by the lovely duo and visionaries Deborah and Brittney of Vintage Society Co. The Market Gathering is a Mother’s Day focused event bringing together a group of talented small business owners in the local Alberta area! Held at The Bar Wellness & Fitness in Olds, a unique and favourite local venue, we have a fabulous lineup of vendors including Vintage Society Co., Daizee’s Sweet Pickins, J.H.1895 Tribe, Meghan Unger Photography, Makeup by Ashleigh, Buttercream Clothing, Prairie Wood Design, Cedar and Sage Farm, Lofty Designs and Yours Truly!

Promising to be a fabulous day offering home decor🌷jewellery🌷handmade🌷vintage🌷fresh flowers🌷home goods🌷and much more! Also makeup application courtesy of Ashleigh and professional mom portraits by Meghan 🌸💚💓You’ll want to be a part of this fabulous event! Mark your calendar for May 12th 10am to 3pm at 5105 – 50 Ave Olds, Alta. There will be amazing prizes offered too! You can find info at any of the vendors instagram accounts or my events listing on Facebook as well.

Take care and we hope to see your smiles and excitement soon! ❤❤❤

Fabulous French Restoration

Feb12th2018

Some time ago, I picked up a set of five fantastic french chairs that just sang my name….took them home and eyed them over and over thinking of what fabulous things I could do with them. I love to live with items for awhile until one way or another they find a way to communicate what they are wanting me to do…These particular chairs at first glance looked pretty darn good but not 100% by any means. The seats were spring construction and by the way they were sagging I could tell they would need a total overhaul. I opened up the fabric and peaked in and had to laugh at what I saw….there were a total of three springs that were literally standing on end loosely in the cavity. They weren’t even sewn or tied down! So began the long process of tearing off every bit of fabric, removing and tossing the springs and pulling hundreds and hundreds of staples. Down to the bare bones and a couple of nasty blisters later I could start again to examine and think about my plan.

Firstly, a new plywood seat was in order. Unfortunately an easy removable seat was not going to happen…you know, the kind you can screw on and off? This kind of chair had to have the seat cushion connected and upholstered right to the frame. Too bad…my work is cut out for me! So my ever so helpful hubby cut a template using the existing foam inside (which by the way was also crumbling and unusable) and made the five seats lickity split and attached all of them. First I had to reinforce all the legs which were loose and wobbling. Glue, clamping and some good ole PL400 (a construction adhesive) worked like a charm.

Next, I sprayed with a chalk paint color called “driftwood” which I bought in B.C. I wish I could remember the name of the shop but I liked their custom color selection so I bought a jar to try. After two heavy coats and drying time, I applied a mix of clear and dark wax for a base finish look. Then I concentrated more heavily around the perimeter of the backrest of the chair with the dark wax to create a worn look. I almost always clearcoat for protection. Next came a three inch foam seat which all had to be cut out to fit. By now, I had been advertising the chairs and had a lovely lady from Saskatchewan buy all five. She was travelling to Calgary to visit family soon so they were put aside to await her arrival with fabric she wanted to use. It was a tricky order as she was visiting a few days and I had to complete the order for her to take back home on a deadline. The fabric she brought was a pre-washed drop cloth which just thrilled me to bits as for it’s heaviness and it’s fantastic worn french country look. It took me an additional 2 days to upholster all chairs. I sewed a matching trim and added the upholstery tacks. We also added a bit of gold gilding using gold wax on the floral carvings.

Pretty pleased I am with these as was my client! Now to say goodbye to another satisfying project of beauty!

This is how they started. At first glance not too shabby, even the fabric was pretty but they had some hidden surprises! 

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See You Next Project! Have a Great Week!

Winter Clearance

Jan22nd2018

Hello friends! I’ve been sorely neglectful at keeping up with my blog again. I must get in the habit of paying more attention and I’m sorry about that…but we can all only do our best and today is a good day as any to jump in and just start! With the new year, I get an urge to purge old stuff that I’m not using and have been packing up and cleaning out those drawers and closets for donation…it’s a good feeling to get through it all and start fresh again. The beehive shop is also cleaning up and clearing out for the new year. Some has already gone but I am still offering several pieces in the store at fantastic bargains. These are some great buys with beautiful finishes I’ve invested in but are passing on at cost. These are just a few of the discounted items so it’s best to come down to the store to see everything!
Reserve your purchase by pressing on the item and then selecting the “Contact Us” button. Please note we cater to the local area only at this time but shipping may be arranged under special circumstances.
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me at info@honeybs.com or call 403-870-4694.
In addition to the sale, I have been filling my calendar with custom finishing orders. If you have an old tired piece in need of a makeover, contact me with some photos and an idea of what you are looking to change and I can give an estimate usually immediately.
Cheers and warm wishes through the winter months!