Monday, January 23, 2012

Keeping Up Booth Space - The Wardrobe

This dealer business is not for the faint of heart.  It's a great way to express your creative side and it's always a thrill when someone buys a piece of furniture that you worked on.  Very satisfying.

On the other, it is a business.    As in "selling = income".    So selling a piece of furniture is a good thing.  Right?  Sorta.  The thing is you now have to replace that piece.  (I touched on this in my last post here.)   After the initial panic dissipates and I get my wits about me I have to get busy.   Orrrrrr.......if you're lucky, you have a piece ready.

 Bingo!  Ready this time.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Shabby Sideboard

The weather has been sooooo good to us!    I picked up this small sideboard over the holidays....

 Gotta love pieces like this.  Nice solid wood and no veneer!  NO veneer = No repairs to do!  Just a little clean up and it was good to go.
Primed and finished....lickety split.
P.S.  Now this may sound stupid to some but.......others will understand.  I brought this piece in on January 13th when I worked.  On the 19th the shop called to say that it had sold and was already gone.  First reaction "Yay!".  Within a few seconds that thought turns to "Oy vey!  Do I have anything else ready?  My stuff is all over the place!".    Luckily I did.   Due to the "Priming Extravaganza" that took place in December when the weather was so balmy.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Brand New Year

I am happy to have 2011 behind me.  It was a tumultuous year (good & bad) and I was happy to welcome 2012.    And then the new year welcomed me…..
New Years Day
…….with balmiest weather I have ever witnessed in January!  Last year at this time we had over 3 feet of snow in New England.  (OK – admittedly both are extreme but this was soooo much better!)   I was so excited that I had laundry out on the clothesline soaking up the fresh air. 
Primed Sideboard
I washed and primed a small sideboard.  Outside.  In New England.  In January!!!!

I ended the day by taking advantage of the glorious weather
and headed over to the neighborhood pond. 

New Years Day SWANS

A pretty nice way to end the first day of a new year.