A New Adventure

I’ve been so busy with getting moved into my new space that I haven’t had a chance to make a blog post about the new line I’m bringing in! This is one of the best lines I’ve seen, with a mix of fun and unique items that are also quality made. It’s a huge line and I’ll be adding more & more pieces over time, but should have my very first order in the shop within the next week or two. I will carry it in both locations, but since the Richardson Mercantile hasn’t opened yet, you’ll only be able to purchase it from Suite #1504 inside of the Frisco Mercantile for now. Here’s a look at some of the amazing items in the line:


Vintage Vegetable Bin

I purchased this adorable little vegetable bin from an antique store in downtown McKinney. The outside had already been painted, but the inside was a bit of a mess, so I freshened it up with Treasure Box, by American Paint Company. I adore these two colors together and think it’s the perfect combination to keep it looking vintage, yet fresh!

Veg Bin 2 Veg Bin 3

Simple And Sweet

This was a sweet and simple makeover, using Treasure Box by American Paint Company. And it sold within 5 minutes of posting it on my Facebook Page…didn’t even make it into the shop! It makes me happy to know that someone else loved it as much as I did =)

My New Suite – Before & Almost After

This is how my new space first looked, at almost triple the size of my old space, it was clearly used by a tile dealer originally and I needed to make some changes to better reflect my items before moving in. My new suite is #1504, which is just a few aisles over from my old space. It’s nearly straight ahead once you walk through the doorway to the newest side of the Frisco Mercantile, which is on the right side of the store as you walk in from the front.

The first thing I wanted to do was cover the wall tile & counters, and it just so happened that we were left with a garage full of old hardwood flooring when we purchased our home last year! So, my husband got to work on making two 8′ wall panels out of the hardwoods, and then put together a counter overlay made out of plywood sheets. Again, these were created in two 8′ sections to cover a 16′ countertop. After they were complete we sprayed them both white.

The next thing I worked on was finding China hutch tops to place on top of the counters. I already had one, so I only needed to purchase two more. I decided to paint them all the same color, because they were all so different from each other. I used “Smoke Signal” by American Paint Company on all three. And because our time was so limited we decided to use a paint sprayer, which worked out pretty good, although, we did miss a lot of places that I had to go back and paint by hand…I have since learned it’s all about the angle/position of your furniture and the sprayer!

While we were busy working on pieces to go into my new suite, we had someone painting the walls and cabinets inside of my space. Here’s a pic of the wall panels, counter, hutch tops, and new paint:

It was now time to start moving my all of my stuff over from the old suite…

I still have some changes/additions to make and a lot more product to bring in, including furniture, but It’s almost complete. And considering how little time we had to make the biggest changes, about one week to be exact, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! I will be sure to post the completed pic’s very soon…

Moving & Adding A New Location!

Hi all, sorry I haven’t been blogging lately, but there has been a lot going on in my little world! First off, after celebrating my 2yr anniversary inside the Frisco Mercantile I was given the chance to move into a larger suite…this is something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile! I miss having furniture pieces available inside my shop and the larger suite will allow for more paint, furniture, & decor. The new larger suite had some items to work around, and we’ve been busy transforming the space. Here’s the last pic I took, after we made some changes:

There are still plenty of things to finish and I will dedicate an entire post to the whole process once it’s complete. Meanwhile, I’m starting the move today & will be out of the old suite by tomorrow. The new suite is #1504, just a couple of aisles over from where I am now.

The next big news I have is that the Frisco Mercantile is in the process of opening a brand new store in Richardson, TX. The Richardson Mercantile will be even bigger than the Frisco Merc, and I have already secured a new space there. They’re planning to open around October/November, and I will keep you posted on the official opening date! That’s all for now…