Wednesday, May 2, 2012


I came across this fabulous chair makeover on Pinterest the other day and couldn’t get it out of my mind. 

No. 33

Redesigned by 508 restoration and designs, it is probably the most interesting (in a very good way!) refurbished chair I’ve seen in a while. 

I plan to do something similar with this chair that I picked up a while back

primitive chair

It is already weathered so I plan to only paint one part of it.  Although on the inspiration chair white was used, I’m thinking teal or pink for this one.


primitive chair2

I’m headed out now to clean it up a bit and prep it for painting.  Stay tunedSmile

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Popping in to say that I am honored to announce that Swoon Worthy Boutique was featured in the latest issue of House of Fifty online magazine!!!

cupcake buffet


chair with cupcake


We’re featured along side several other vintage rentals businesses so head over and check it out!

Thanks Janell for such a fabulous article on the vintage rentals industry!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


I haven’t blogged here since October and I have a good reason.  Last I remember, I was jumping on the vintage rentals bandwagon.  I sort of lost track of of my original goal for Swoon Worthy.  Let me state here that I do intend to continue with the vintage rental aspect of Swoon Worthy, but I do have other things that I want to get in order as well.

If you read my other blog, Home to three Duncan Boys, you already know that I’ve been coming into my own.  With blogging, because there is so much out there, its so easy to get caught up with what everyone else is doing.  If you aren’t strong enough, you risk the possibility of losing focus and doing what everyone is doing.  With me, I ended up doing what others were doing.  My main goal for my refurbished pieces were to make them show stoppers.  I wanted my wood furniture painted in amazing colors and chairs upholstered in the funkiest and hottest fabrics.  Well… because of my vintage rentals venture, I got caught up in the shabby aspect of vintage.  I had to take a step back and remember that it is one thing to have an appreciation for something, but it’s just not right to do what others are doing just because you think it will get you where they are.  I like color and I know for a fact that I am not alone! My goal for 2012 is to discover myself while staying true to what I love.

So, what’s in store for Swoon Worthy?  For starters, I need to organize and beautify this blog. I also need to get back to doing what I love, painting furniture! I have a few pieces in my garage that I need to start on, so expect a few before and after posts soon.

Thank you for staying with me.  And for my new followers, thanks for joining!!

Here’s to a fabulous and colorful new year!

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Hi all! I’ve been extremely busy around these parts, but I did manage to makeover a dresser that I picked up a few weeks ago.  I also picked up some more chalk paint in the color “Provence”!


Here is the piece before

And here is the after!

French blue dresser

french blue dresser2

Wouldn’t she be perfect for a buffet holding cupcakes? Or even your wedding cakes and vintage mix match plates? Or even for a backyard dinner!  She is being adding to my inventory that is for rent.

FYI, Provence is not bright like shown in the pictures above… Its more like this

Pumpkin fest and blue dresser 077


BTW, her name is EloiseSmile

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Hi guys! My order of chalk paint was finally delivered yesterday and I wasted no time painting my vintage desk!

Meet Gracie

swv 043

swv 045

swv 041

swv 047

swv 050

I’m completely in love with her and this paint!

swv 021

Here she is all styled up!

desk and suitcase

gracie desk

I'm linking this up to Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Linky Party!

Monday, September 12, 2011


Everyone has tried the Annie Sloan chalk paint except me!  I have been intrigued by its promises ever since Miss Mustard Seed blogged about it a few months back.

Last week I found the perfect piece to use the paint on

Swoon Worthy Vintage 013 

I originally thought pink would be a really great choice for this desk, but since I’m using the chalk paint, I decided to purchase Henrietta!

annie sloan chalk paint

It’s said to be a beautiful lavender with pink undertones… Sounds good to me!

henrietta chalk paint

I think it will be perfect on my desk and hopefully for a wedding this summer!


Have you tried chalk paint?!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


The other day I posted about not knowing what I’m doing when it comes to my vintage furniture business.  Here are a few things I do know:

I love vintage furniture…


I love vintage accessories…

(via pinterest)

I love collecting and finding vintage pieces…


Some of my collection

Swoon Worthy Vintage 015

I love “vintage inspired” events…

I hate parting with my pieces…

Tea set

(another one of my finds!)

I can’t keep purchasing stuff and not making a return on it…

Old baseballs and glove

(old baseballs and glove I collected)

So what do I do about wanting to collect vintage items, own a business, and make money doing it????

Swoon Worthy Vintage



My girl Rachel posted about taking her business in a different direction and I immediately knew what she was thinking because I had been contemplating the same exact thing. 

I want to take my vintage pieces


and bring them to life!


Vintage rentals is a great idea for brides looking to infuse a little vintage flair to her wedding but not wanting to spend precious time looking for vintage items, or wondering what to do with them after the wedding for that matter. 

This is still new for me so I am working hard to get everything in place as far as photographing my collection, getting the word out, having a website created and so forth… I’ll definitely keep you all posted as things start to come together!

Until then, do you know of anyone getting married in Atlanta?Smile