The beautiful weather turned the usual Wednesday blog into a shopping trip for inspriration and much needed supplies. I went exploring in my new Dodge Truck, which provides me with a much needed upgrade to my cargo capacity. Look out yard salers…seriously, lookout this Big Horn Truck doesn’t corner well.

Big Horn Dogde Ram

Big Horn Dogde Ram

The first stop was The Design Cottage in Tacoma (http://www.designcottageinteriors.com/) to check out the Annie Sloan paint and wax everyone has been raving about. I got some very helpful information and am anxious to try it out. I only purchased the dark and clear waxes, but I will be looking for the perfect project to try out the chalk paint. I will keep you posted on my opinion of it.

The Design Cottage in Tacoma

The Design Cottage in Tacoma

Next, I was off to Dwelling in Tacoma. This is a great store for supplies, especially paper and fabric. I really liked these lightweight reversible cardboard placemats. They had a variety of colors and they were only $2 each. They also had other beautiful paper placemats that were only $1 each, and would be great for dressing up a dining room table, or craft projects.

Dwelling in Tacoma

Dwelling in Tacoma

Fabric at Dwelling

Fabric at Dwelling

Placemats at Dwelling

Placemats at Dwelling


Last stop, after a much needed detour for frozen yogurt, was Paper Muse in Sumner. They have such a fantastic selection of paper, and carry a variety of prints in the larger sizes. Check out all the fun prints I got at Paper Muse and Dwelling:

Decorative Paper

Decorative Paper

I got so many great ideas from these fabulous shops, so it is time to get back to the wood shop, and back to work.