Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My first sale!!!!!!

Okay, I know I have disappeared for a couple of weeks but now I'm back.  As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, I took a baby step (which seemed like a big step for me) and opened a booth.  Okay, okay, a half booth.  So needless to say, I was getting ready for the move in.  But to keep you in suspense, I will post pictures of my booth later this week.  Today you will get a sneak peek.

I'm going to share with you my first sale as a vendor:)  (I'm giddy with giggles!)  I purchased this desk at the auction.  You can tell from the close up that it was in rough shape.

It's pretty obvious that I had to refinish the top.  I painted the rest a cream.  Here is where you get to see a sneak peak of my booth as well as the desk.

I am very happy with how it turned out.  As of today, I sold the desk and the chair!!  I would have done some cartwheels but I'm pretty sure that I would have broken my neck.  I would love to know what you think.  

I'm sharing this over at:
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 Furniture Feature Fridays

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

$5 chair

Yup, another trip to the Salvation Army, another item brought home.  I found this cute little frenchy chair for $5.  I forgot to take a picture before I removed the seat and the peach velvet fabric. 

I'm sure you all know by now that I love Miss Mustard Seed's blog.  When she posted about her french chair painting technique here, I went out and bought the paint samples.  I just finally stumbled upon a chair I wanted to try it on.  So, here is my wanna be version of MSS's french chair technique.   

What do you think???  I'm sharing over at:

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Blue Cricket Design

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Industrial Chic

Wow!  I've been working and working on projects but only have one to share with you today.  Not to long ago, I went to the Goodwill Outlet store and picked up this lonely little chair.

I had a moment of nostalgia and the price was right.  It reminded me of the chair my dad had in our garage when I was growing up.  My sister and I spend many hours pushing each other around in it and spinning ourselves silly! 

Well, I had many rounds trying to clean up about 20 years of dirt.  Finally, I thought what this chair needs is a little slipcover.  So, into my stash of fabric I dove.  After a few pins, a couple of cuts, and a few stitches,.....drum roll please........

Love to know what you think.  I'm sharing this over at:

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Where have I been?!

Wow!  I have been totally gone from the blog world for 2 whole weeks.  Don't worry.  I can explain.  You see life just happened.  I've got some big news to share.  Well, at least I think it is big news.  I will be opening a booth at an antique store.  Okay, not a whole booth because I'm just too chicken to get an entire 10' x 10' space all by my lonesome!  The oh so nice owner said she would split a booth with me.  When she offered me a space, I started doing cartwheels.  Good thing it was over the phone:)  Needless to say, I have been occupied with gathering items for the booth.  Hopefully, I will have some projects to share in the next few days.  But enough about that, I'm sure I will be spilling my anxieties about getting inventory, how to price this stuff, and all the other brand new stuff that goes with this!

The only thing I have to share are some photos I have taken for my photography class.  Please keep in mind that my goal in this class was to slowly wing myself off the auto mode.  I believe I am the only one that has no desire to become an actual professional photographer.  So, keep that in mind when you look at these.  Our assignment was to take transportation photos.  (Photos are straight from the camera, no editing.)

Obviously, not a lot of people thought of feet as transportation.  I had to bribe my son with a $1.50 to model for me.  Anyways, thanks for letting me share my news.  Hope to be back in a couple of days with some projects ready to show.