I hope you are all well and enjoying your summer so far. Today is the last day of school for my kids and I am super happy worried about keeping them entertained 24/7 and balancing their time playing video games and outdoor activities. I can tolerate chaos, but I am going to need an extra dose of patience for all the neighbor kids running in and out – in and out – water fights, tattle telling, door bell ringing, Popsicle sticks & wrappers everywhere, firecrackers, soda and vinegar explosions, sleep overs and the eating, eating and eating…ugh! I will figure it out, I am sure. (insert smiley)
I am just going to show you some pictures of recent projects that I have painted or made to take to my booth where I have retail space.
I actually splurged on Annie Sloan paint for the body of this dresser but mixed my own chalk paint with plaster of Paris for the grey drawers.
I like Annie Sloan’s product a lot. It’s a creamy paint and distressed easily but I feel like I want to seal it with polycrylic so it isn’t such a chalky finish. The brush stroke lines were very easily sanded down for a super smooth finish. That was great! I purchased her dark wax too. I will post my experience with that another day.
I use neutral colors most of the time but one day I tried this turquoise blue. It was an oops paint color for $2.50 and quite bright until I rubbed it down with stain using the technique I have blogged about in THIS post.
Here are a few snap shots from my booth.
I hog the whole left side of the entry way,
I up-cycled furniture, make home accents from wood scraps and if I find a good deal on home accents, I put my own touch on them and bring them here for our shoppers to get a nice variety to choose from.
Creating unique accents keeps shoppers interested and I try to keep my stock rotating….hence, it takes away from my blog time.
This is the most fun job I have ever had in my whole life!
Happy weekend! Until next time….