Posts by Jill Beam

May Customer of the Month

I took my first class at Bedsprings & Burlap in November 2016.  I knew nothing about Milk Paint or what it was.  I just thought the Christmas Tree was super cute and I wanted to do something with a friend of mine.  I had a lot of fun but didn’t take another class for quite…

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May Colors of the Month

Eulalie’s Sky Eulalie’s Sky is a pale greenish blue named after the color in the sky of a cow painting by artist Cindy Austin. Marian named the cow Eulaie and she has hung happily in her home for several years and has become a trademark of Marian’s style. Linen Linen is the cream in our line.…

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April Colors of the Month

Lucketts Green Lucketts Green is named after the colors of the shingles on The Old Lucketts Store in Lucketts, Virginia.  It is Maran’s favorite antique and source of design inspiration, and she was a vendor there for several years. Lucketts Green is a soft, spring green with yellow undertones.  It’s very close to the color commonly found…

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April Customer of the Month

Our April customer of the month is Ann Metzger I got invited to attend one of B & B’s paint club nights with a couple of friends (thanks, Brenda & Sherri). I was immediately hooked! I have taken several classes, attend the first Friday Paint Club nights fairly regularly & have done a few projects…

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My Office Update

A couple of months ago I shared that I was giving my office area a new look. I just love how it turned out! I spend a lot of time in my little space working! I wanted to brighten things up and so I painted over those dark green walls with a very light grey,…

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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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