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True Blue Home

Photos by Natalie Lacy Lange of The Shady Acre

True Blue Home *update*

Things are moving fast and exciting on the new store…our opening is planned for Sept 27th (more details to follow)! The historic building is in downtown Chappell Hill, Texas…near Brenham.  Chappell Hill is right off (and I do mean directly) off Hwy 290, the highway that connects Houston and Austin! So this is a major route for many Texans and this tiny town is such a hidden gem.  This area is known as the Birthplace of Texas and is so rich in history. In fact when I first moved to this area 18 years ago as a newlywed we lived in this tiny town and I worked at the nearby state park and museum just a short drive down the road. SO when people ask “why a store in Chappell is so tiny?”  Well the answer is simple…Chappell Hill, Texas is special!

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For the past few months the owner of the building has been transforming the space and it is finally coming together! New solid glass windows,white trim and blue doors coming below . . . I can’t wait to see our logos and branding on the glass!


Inside the original breadboard ceilings have been sanded and conduit for the new lighting added, love those old ceilings.


We added a shiplap wall with barn doors near the back for a small storage space.


The owners handpicked the old cypress doors from a special place in Louisiana…we may be “importing” other salvaged pieces from our Louisiana source so stay tuned on that…


And probably our favorite feature….the brick wall..oh how we love that wall. The opposite wall we clad in shiplap and it is painted white..that wall was an old rock and we felt like it needed covering for stability..the shiplap also gives us a place to display and nail into without damaging the integrity of the building.


And now, with floors refinished, shiplap painted and ceilings painted fresh! I love that they left the duct work exposed and conduit showing. I can’t wait to see all of our product that has been in storage in this gorgeous space..I mean what a backdrop.  I cant wait for the store counter to be in stalled and the lighting.

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We will have six large brass pendants in the main space as well additional lighting.  IN FACT, the big new is that . . .

                We are officially going to be a Visual Comfort lighting stockist! Chandeliers, pendants, lamps and more!


We will have an assortment of their amazing product including lamps, chandeliers, pendants and sconces and we will also be able to special order.  I have worked with Visual Comfort a long time and its so exciting that customers and clients  will be able to see it locally without having to drive into Houston…the finishes are so amazing it will be a treat for everyone to see this lighting in person! So keep checking the website here for more details and join the mailing list so you don’t miss any info about the opening and previews!

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