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Something Borrowed Something Vintage Update

So here we are almost one month out from opening up my dream shop. The temporary sign went up last night and I couldn’t be happier.


I leave for “train the trainer” training at Unfolded headquarters (the distributor for Annie Sloan Chalk® Paint)  in 2 weeks. I will keep you posted with lots of pics thru my Instagram account. 

I have been cleaning and scrubbing the floors at the new shop. Honestly, my hands have never hurt so much.

10947328_815291801892847_8157901407254886387_nIf you want to know how to get thinset concrete off of brick pavers please ask me. I tried everything! When it comes down to it. Oh Henry adhesive remover and a 2 inch razor scraper did the most good.

10351878_815300678558626_7904669205927033231_nAt the very end I rented a floor polisher from Home Depot with a diamond bit grinder. It worked but it was dusty and messy. It ground down the thinset as well as all the brick and still didn’t get into the mortar lines between the bricks.  Which I chipped away.


I’ve also been working on these beauties which are driving me bananas! I had a vision but then I lost it. So I’m leaving it for a few days and I’ll come back to it which usually works for my vision block. LOL

IMG_8003We’ve added another workshop by the beautiful and talented Sara Kim of Handcrafted by Sara Kim. Big Paper Flowers!  In this workshop she will guide us through making huge paper flowers. Which are great for decorating a photo wall at a wedding or shower. Decorating a room (I’m planning on making several for the new shop wall). Please join us as we’ll be in our new space by then and it will be the inaugural workshop with drinks to boot!

Today I am meeting with the sign guy to get our new sign in the front of the shop.  At least its not a day where I’ll be down on my hands and knees chipping at concrete! Whew! Theres a lot going on but I love it all and am so blessed!




Annie Sloan Chalk Paint© Stockist

Hi friends, I’m so excited to announce that Something Borrowed Something Vintage is an approved Annie Sloan Chalk Paint© Stockist!


It was such a great process and everyone at Unfolded, who is the distributor for Annie Sloan here in the US,  was so helpful.

I CAN NOT WAIT to go to the training in New Orleans. Which is where Unfolded has its headquarters. I will for sure be taking tons of pics and updating you all about the wonderful people I meet and everything that takes place.

Our new location here in Yorba Linda, California is coming along. We got our hot little hands on the keys to the new shop and in no less than 2 hours we started demo on some interior walls that will be our future boutique floor space!


There is Mr. SBSV looking not too happy with a hammer in hand! I promise he’s pretty cute and wont try and demo you when you come in to the shop! 🙂



And these two little cuties are just checking on Mr. SBSV’s work to make sure its done right! Thats my baby girl and my brothers son who when I told him we were gonna’ have a “hammer party” said “alwight!” with a little fist pumping action.  These two little “helpers” get up to some wild shenanigans and I promise you WILL see them at the new shop when we open in March.

I am working on my shop counters and of course they are recycled and from an old shop that is closing down in the next town over. I just love a deal and making something my own with some wood and paint. And the best part is they’re on wheels!!!



They’re super sturdy and big which is awesome since they will be seeing alot of action (i hope) and I like room to spread out. I’m planning on putting a false front on with some trim and beadboard. The other side is open shelving too which will be facing in for storage, tissue paper, bags, etc. And the best part is there’s two of them so one will be behind me against the wall for extra storage and the other will be in front for a real live counter! Anyway thats the plan for now and I’m sure it will change as I come up with other ideas. I will keep you posted on their progression.


And I’ll leave you with a little sneak peak of the front of the shop with my banner I photoshopped in. Ha! Doesn’t it look fun? Im so excited for our Grand Opening party in March! I wish you all could be there! 10885035_810317135723647_4746534488390872812_n


Cheers and Blessings!


New Boutique in Yorba Linda






So now we’ve found a location BUT its a mess! Really it is. It used to be a bakery for 20 years. For 20 years. Did I mention for 20 years??? Theres alot of flour and dirt and pipes and sinks, stuff we don’t need. So now we have a space in a great location, with awesome neighboring stores but theres alot of work ahead of us. I’ll try to share it all with you here as we go along. But for now heres a few ideas I have for our shop + workshop space.


Great display idea, made out of windows…

_MG_9673_lgI like this checkout counter from design:retail in San Francisco



triple-globe-hanging-lighthomedits pendant lighting would be perfect for over the counter





Chandelier from Home Depot, I’ll take 4 of these in the front on the selling floor.

il_570xN.522595024_sbwn-1Pipe wall shelving from Etsy seller inspiritdeco


Lovely cash wrap/counter

What do you think stained concrete floor or wood?



XoXo Lisa


New Venture Is Under Way

Hey there, long time no bloggy! Well I’ve been just a little busy as usual! I can’t sit still. I do think, wait, I do know I have a problem!

So without much further ado I present to you Something Borrowed Something Vintage Party Rentals! I have decided to go full time (or as much full time as a mom to 3 busy kids can go) into the wild and crazy world of weddings!

I no longer am selling in the fabulous Orange Circle! Boo hoo!!! Only because I can’t possibly do both businesses and stay sane. Its all good though, I’m ready for a change.

Bring it on!

a sneaky peeky into my vintage warehouse….




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Much love and blessings!!

Lisa Jayne xoxo