Posts by Jill Beam

My Office

I decided to give our dining room a makeover. I wanted a space that I could work in and not worry about leaving my laptop and bags and whatever else I left behind all strung out. I also wanted to be surrounded by light, and cool colors and that make me feel good, uplifted and…

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March Colors of the Month

Trophy Trophy is a warm, rich gray with yellow undertones.  Unlike Shutter Gray, which is very blue. Trophy is a truer gray reminiscent of a tarnished silver found on antique trophies. Marian loves to layer Trophy under Grain Sack and Ironstone for faded, Swedish finish. French Enamel French Enamel is named for French enamelware pitchers Marian has always…

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March Customer of the Month

Our March customer of the month is Jewelia Oswald. “My first experience at Bedsprings and Burlap was a class I took with my friend, Tonya, in June 2016. Now, almost three years later, we attend the Paint Club on the 1st Friday of every month. I consider it self-care because it’s so therapeutic hanging out…

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What is a tobacco stick?

The “Tobacco Stick” was used to hang the tobacco plants from the barn rafters to dry. However, Tobacco sticks served many purposes on the farm other than hanging tobacco because of their availability, shape, strength, and sizes. The tobacco was harvested late in the summer each year. The tobacco plants were cut using a tobacco…

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February Customer of the Month

Our February customer of the month is Anita Allison. Rob and Anita moved from Kansas City to Topeka in March 2017. Whenever they went to Rob’s shop at Forbes Field, they would pass by the Bedsprings & Burlap store. They finally stopped by during the open house in November 2017. That’s when they met Jill…

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February Colors of the Month

Farmhouse White This fresh color captures the feel of a classic farmhouse with white-painted wood siding, nestled in a bucolic valley. Farmhouse White really is the “perfect white”. Not too cool, not too warm and covers better than the other white in our line. Arabesque Think ballet tights, dusty pink tutus, and pale tea roses and you’ll have…

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January Colors of the Month

Ironstone Ironstone is the closest to pure white currently in the line. It is named after Marian’s favorite thing to collect, white ironstone china.  This color is a slightly cooler off-white and pulls a little gray. If you want white, this is your color. Mix Ironstone with colors to lighten. Obviously, white pairs well with everything!…

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December Colors of the Month

Boxwood Boxwood is our ru=ich, dark grassy green. Depending on the finish used on the piece, it can look bright and bold or subtle – more like a muted olive. Boxwood is named for the preserved boxwood wreaths and topiaries Marian uses in her interiors. Boxwood mixes well with Grain Sack to create a pale aqua. …

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November Colors of the Month

Curio Curio is a rich, walnut brown that is perfect to use as a glaze or stain. It’s also a great color to use for mixing with other colors. It was named for the rich wood on a curio Marian inherited from her aunt. Pait Curio with a lightened version of Apron Strings for a classes brown…

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October Customer of the Month

We have some very loyal customers who have been shopping and attending classes here at Bedsprings & Burlap for a long time. We feel like you are the ones who make our shop a special place to be! We love to recognize and celebrate you! Our October customer of the month is Tonya Foster. Tonya started coming…

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