Recently, on a very tight moving schedule and tight budget, I was asked to select the paint color and paint the walls at the new location for Scrapbooks Plus. Paint is a great mood orchestrator for not much money. My thoughts were to make the warehouse space warm and inviting, with a slightly darker pinky-orchid color in the smaller front rooms and a lighter orchid color for the open warehouse space. There's still a lot of decorative painting for me to do, when I have time.
Tracy Keith's new dream-come-true store, By Design Scrapbook Boutique, just opened in Houston this weekend, and WOW!! What a jolt of inspiration!! Heidi Swapp pinks and blacks, elegant moldings by Tracy's father visiting from Alabama, black and white painted furniture, frames, candleabra, even crystal chandeliers. The space, judging from the old lettering they scraped off the display windows, may have been a home furnishings store, so Tracy inherited interesting flooring and wall arrangements. She's made the most of them. Heidi Swapp herself recommended the store just before opening, which added to the wow factor. The Creative Escape ladies from the Houston area are giving the store big thumbs up. Visit Tracy's blog for many more great photos -- and the address, if you're up for a road trip.
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