Shopping Blue Ocean Traders At The High Point Furniture Market

Shopping Blue Ocean Traders At The High Point Furniture Market

If you know me a bit, you know how much texture – in all forms – is just ME. Old, distressed paint on wood, chunky faux finishes, or simply crunchy fall leaves arranged in rustic bowl. You also may know that we live just 20 minutes from the famed High Point Furniture Market. And shopping at Blue Ocean Traders. Twice a year, usually in April and October, designers, independent shop owners, and huge furniture and accessory store buyers arrive from around the globe to shop like crazy for about a week. So many locals crave the chance to attend, however, it is wholesale only, meaning to the trade.

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Reverse-Painted Round Table Glass Project

Reverse-Painted Round Table Glass Project

This post is sponsored by Fusion Mineral Paint & Muddaritaville Studio stencils.

Do you love to paint furniture, but always assumed that you could not paint glass – for cabinet doors, full-size doors, table tops, serving trays, dishware, and more? Thanks to my exciting collaboration with Fusion Mineral Paint, we are debuting ten fabulous new tutorials, created just for you! Each one will demonstrate new skills for you to learn, using all water-based products from Fusion, and a few unexpected surprises.

We’re beginning the series with reverse-painted round table glass. I have a cute old round table that is painted Fusion Coal Black, and it needed some bling. I bought a 30″ round piece of glass, pulled together my paint and materials, and wow!

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Our Tiny Rustic Powder Room Update

Our Tiny Rustic Powder Room Update

A couple of Saturdays ago I got up and decided out of the blue to do a tiny powder room update. How tiny is our bathroom? If anyone gains a pound, they’re out of luck. Imagine a laundry room as you come in the back door in our 70s ranch home. Now image a bathroom within it. There you go. I never appreciated this oddity until we had little girls running in and out of the house. And adults on the deck who had been drinking beer while babysitting barbeque.

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Texture, Natural Wood, And Art At The High Point Furniture Market

Texture, Natural Wood, And Art At The High Point Furniture Market

This is my last post about my visit to the High Point Furniture Market in October. Due to the pandemic it was very calm and I could linger in front of pieces and vignettes like never before. I was tagging along with my interior designer friend Sandra so I didn’t need to focus on shopping, just fun eye candy.

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The Roberta Schilling Showroom At The High Point Furniture Market

The Roberta Schilling Showroom At The High Point Furniture Market

If you have been peeking into our home here on the blog, you can tell I love texture, accents of unpainted wood, and artwork. Oh yes, and green. In October, I stepped into the Roberta Schilling Collection at the High Point Furniture Market because the showroom entry just pulled me right in, for all of those reasons.

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