Saturday, December 29, 2012

New Year's Day Schelpfest!

It's almost New Year's Day, and since we'll be OPEN at Room With A Past on January 1, 2013, and we can't sleep in, we'll be happy to schlep in instead!

Yes, even after a night of wild abandon, we're happy to be open at 10 AM (until 3 PM), but we don't mind if you wear your jammies, so we're hoping you won't mind if we do the same!


This will ensure that we'll be nice and relaxed when you give you half price on all holiday items, and we'll be more than happy to strike a deal on all merchandise priced over $30! We may have so many deals going on that we'll have to include a PARKING LOT SALE (if the weather cooperates!).

Oh, and the best part? Did we mention the food??? If we are working on a holiday, there's GOT to be food!!! Not just for us--for you too! A complimentary brunch!


Do we know how to start the New Year off right or what??

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Chalk It Up To Cece Caldwell's Paint!

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If you've been to Room With A Past  in Walnut Creek, CA, you've already seen the gorgeous furniture we have painted with our CeCe Caldwell's Chalk & Clay Paints, which we sell at the store. 

But how would you like to see how they all looked before they were ready for their "close-ups"? Now you can! 

There's a new blog that's dedicated to showing you the condition in which these pieces were found, and how the transformation took place from a questionable start to beautiful finish!

"A Painted Past" features a new piece every week. The last post shared a wonderful dresser and story sent in by one of our customers who used the paint for the first time! Share your before and after story about CeCe Caldwell Paints at and A Painted Past just might feature you too! 

See more treasures at our upcoming opening at Room With A Past in Walnut Creek, CA November 15, 16, 17 & 18th.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Witch Hat Do You Like?

Every year at both Room with A Past and Paris Flea Market, we consignors drop our hammers and pick up our glue guns in a fierce battle! Gathering accoutrements of beauty or of the creepy, we attach them on to pointy witch hats. When satisfied that everything is just right, we place them on our heads and open the doors for business!

This years winner was Debi Ortega!!

Next month you can expect to see another holiday being celebrated! Look for lots of vintage Thanksgiving and Christmas goodies November 15 - 18th!

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Drab To FAB Makeover

We know you love the fabulous CeCe Caldwell's Paints because it's an all “green”, no-need-for-priming or sanding paint. But let's put it to the test and see just what this stuff can do!

How'd we do the simply gorgeous drab to FAB transformation shown above? The tall, dark & handsome dresser, was in good shape overall, but it needed to be perked up! We chose the cheery qualities of Alaskan Tundra Green to do just that. The original bright brassy hardware was first removed, and given a coat of black spray paint. Then we put brush to wood, and tackled the job in no time flat! Cece's Clear Wax gave it the protection it needed to be pressed into service in its new home.

We carry the full line luscious colors, and we now have the NEW COLORS (for a total of 36 fabulous choices!), the easy to apply wax back in clear and dark, plus the satin finish and NEW GLAZE! Check out the PROJECT GALLERY to see what this stuff can do and send us your pictures! Interested in finding out about our upcoming paint classes? Email us at so we can fill you in on the very latest news.  

(Click HERE to visit the CeCe Caldwell's Paint Facebook page, tell them we sent you!)
Hope to see you at our next opening: October 18, 19, 20 & 20th at Room With A Past, 1557 Third Ave, Walnut Creek, CA

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Sunday, September 30, 2012

We're Packing FUN!

 Did you leave any room ...



for FUN last weekend?

We sure did! We held the last Parking Lot Sale of the dry asphalt season and the place was hopping! We started out in the shade, but things heated up as the busy day continued.   




 There was a lot of "working hard" 


(both outside and in)


And a little "hardly working" when the customers started giving us massages!

 All in all it was VERY successful and a good time was had by all!

Time to "pack it in" until next year, but we'll see you again at our October 18th - 21st opening!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sneek Peek and A PARKING LOT SALE!

We are so glad to announce we will be having one last PARKING LOT SALE before the weather makes us want to go inside and get cozy!

Join us for a "goodbye" to summer on September 20 - 23rd opening at Room With A Past. Our PARKING LOT SALE will be Saturday, Sept. 22 & Sunday Sept. 23rd only.

Is it really fall already?!?!?! We hate to say "good-bye" to summer (what seems like) so soon, but we can't wait to see the gorgeous colors of autumn come breezin' in the door this month. We're not quite all set up but judging by what we've seen so far, like this:

it's going to be a great-looking month! Looking high and low will get you an eye full of elegance:

and whimsy!

There's still plenty of sweetness and light to balance out the darker colors

and the few seasonal decor items starting to creep in (on their own!) so beware!

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