MIA from the website!

Yes, it’s true…I have been MIA from the website for 3 1/2 years.  And that’s just ridiculous!  However, I have been super busy with life and it’s taken over with a vengeance.  Complete garage makeover for a cute little shop, raising a teenager who is learning to drive, some health issues, a new puppy, and welcoming 2 grandchildren into the mix…well, you can imagine the lack of time I have had to keep my page updated! I feel bad, I truly do…I wish I were better at the “business” side of things…it’s just not my strong point.  I’m learning…and I’m trying to keep up…..But, I have been painting and creating and learning new tricks of the trade and new ways of making art, including homemade artisan soaps and macrame’…yep, it’s making a comeback!!  My life is very full and my plate is completely overloaded. I’m pretty sure that some of you can totally relate! Sooooooo….

My big news is that I am looking at a retail space to run The Old Cypress House from.  I’m so excited, I can hardly stand it! If all goes as planned, I will be having my open house sometime in July.  I see a very fun and exciting “Holiday Season” in the works, from pumpkins and hot cider to christmas trees and hot cocoa, with all sorts of good cheer and merriment, to boot!

My other news is that I have become an authorized retailer for General Finishes! Have you ever used this paint or stain before? Because, if not, you definitely need to…It’s so amazing…I LOVE IT and you will to! I’ve been painting everything in sight that I can find. So, if you’re looking for a good paint or stain, head on over to my shop. I’m still giving lessons on how to properly prepare, paint, and finish your piece of furniture.  And now, you can learn using General Finishes paint products 🙂

I have lots of items in the shop now…furniture, soap, macrame, General Finishes paint products…along with taking orders for custom work and kitchen and/or bathroom cabinet jobs.  Just give me a call, text, or email for more information or to stop by for a visit to my shop.

225-290-6133.  theoldcypresshouse@gmail.com

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About The Old Cypress House

Mother-wife-friend-artist...I love to paint...I have always loved painting...I like to take something old and make it new again...with paint! Actually, I just like making stuff...DIY-that should be my initials! The Old Cypress House got started with a single plank of cypress wood given to me by my brother. I painted Tiger Eyes on it (LSU Tiger Eyes, to be exact...Geaux Tigers!). From that moment on, I couldn't do enough of them. I ventured into Fleur de Lis, Jazz guys...whatever anyone suggested. Then my husband helped tear down a cypress house that was built in 1889 and brought me home loads and loads of more wood, including the old cypress windows that were in the house...I could hardly contain my excitement! The possibilities are endless. This blog is going to showcase my work. It will mostly be on cypress...but, I'm sure I'll venture into other areas of art projects. I have so many ideas spinning around in my head. I hope you enjoy my work. If you see something you like or have an idea, please let me know...I'll be in my shop! "If you hear a voice inside of you say 'you cannot paint', by all means, paint...and that voice will be silenced" ~ Vincent Van Gogh View all posts by The Old Cypress House

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