Monday, August 29, 2011

Good night Irene!

I miss Blog World!! And I have pictures to post, but unfortunately I am without power or Internet (this post comes courtesy of Panera). Hopefully I will be up and running soon. To all my East Coast friends who were affected, I hope you are all safe and well,

Mona Kay

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Blissful Home Decor...My New Line!!

I've been waiting a long time for today. It started with an idea, some inspiration, and a purchase of LOTS of burlap....followed by late nights at the sewing machine, and later nights tossing & turning, wondering if I was ever going to see this idea through. it is...the beginning of what I hope will be a product line I continue to enjoy as much as I have for the past several weeks (even with all the worry!).

Introducing Blissful Home Decor!

My Etsy shop is still open (Mona Kay at Home), so since these items CAN be shipped (unlike my furniture), I have currently linked Blissfully Refurbished to my Etsy shop...makes it easier to accept PayPal and provide shipping. I would love it if you would check it out!!

UPDATE: The winner of my market research give-away, as generated by is...CLARA!! Congratulations, Clara, please e-mail me at, or FB message me with your address and your choice of item!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bertha - A Dirty Girl

Hello Blog World...I'd like to introduce you to Bertha!

As you can see, she's VERY DIRTY!!

I know that like me, you can see her potential...those curves, those lines....those claw feet!


...she's just so dirty!!

Thank goodness I plan to use ASCP, so won't have to spend too much time prepping. Still, the inside is going to be a little tricky...

Love these stamps!! I wish I could somehow preserve them...they're stuck inside.

I'm feeling ASCP Country Grey...any thoughts? I haven't decided yet, and I'd love your input!!

Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY!! Only 2 days left!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

French Country Cottage

In the mood for another give-away? Check out Courtney at French Country'll love her blog, and what she's giving away!!

Don't forget to leave me a comment on my giveaway post to be entered for one of my new items of your choice!!

Mona Kay,

Monday, August 8, 2011

Market Research Contest/Giveaway!

Well, I went on a little shopping spree at the local fabric store, and bought YARDS of burlap and muslin. I've been wanting to add some soft items to my shop to add to my painted furniture. I had some ideas...and last weekend I played with them. Before I list them on my shop, and make the rounds to the local brick and mortar shops, I am holding a contest/giveaway for my Facebook fans, and the talented ladies in blog-world...who better to tell me if I'm on the right track??

So...have a look at the pictures below. Then leave me a comment here, letting me know if you like and would purchase these items (please "follow" me, if you don't already!). You don't have to comment on every item (unless you don't like one, then I'd really like to know!). On August 21, I will randomly select a participant (commenter), who will receive the new item of her (or his?) choice!

Lavender-filled sachet, 4"x4" $5.00

Hand-stamped pillow with scrolls, 12" x 11", $10.00

Lavender-filled sachet, 5"x4" $5.00

Hand-stamped pillow, 11" x 10" $10.00

Lavender sachet, 4"x4", $5.00

Lavender sachet, 4"x4", $5.00

Bee & Burlap pillow, poly-filled, 15"x10" $12.00

Hand-stamped pillow, 12" x 11" $10.00

Thanks for stopping by...and for helping me with my market research!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Ruffle Love

Don't you just love blog-surfing?? I do..all the talent inspires me. For some reason this week, I alternated between blog-hopping and Etsy window shopping, and I found myself with a serious craving for ruffles!! If it wasn't the ruffled laundry bags from Freckled Laundry's Jami, and her gorgeous new hallway, it was Raggygirl and her yummy burlap and ruffle table runners...I bought this one.

Ironically, at the same time, I found myself looking for a bag to keep my portfolio in so it won't get messed up...and I remembered...I (sorta) know how to use a sewing machine...and I own one! Here's what I threw together...hardly any finished ends, but it's just for me, and I was impatient. Besides, I tell myself I like the rough, unfinished look ;)

Yep, it's a pillow case. A Rachel Ashwell pillow case!!

Sorry some of the pictures are so dark...did I mention that I'm impatient?? I didn't feel like waiting until the weekend when I could work during daylight...sometimes after my day job I decide to start a project IMMEDIATELY!! ....which usually means at around 7:30-8pm, when everything else is finally done :)'d I do??

What have you been in love with this week??

I am linking to:
freckled laundry


See you there!!