Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Too Busy to Blog

Lately I seem to be finding my creative mojo. I've said it before, I work well under pressure and I am definitely feeling the pressure. Last year was the first year we sold at Farm Chicks. We were so excited, had no idea what to expect saleswise (is that even a word?), and we were thrilled with what a great show it turned out to be for us. In fact, it was the best show we had ever done. Now we are hoping that this year will be an even better show for us, so I am really pulling out all the stops and am planning on taking as much great stuff as I possibly can. I really feel much more organized than last year so that does take a little of the pressure off. If you are debating about whether to come to the show this year, let me reassure you, it will be bigger and better than ever. The quality of vendors selling there is top notch and there will be even more vendors than last year, so that means more great stuff. In other words, in my humble opinion, it is most definitely worth the trip. But, I may be a little biased. ha ha

Okay, enough rambling. Here is another project I worked on last weekend. I bought this dresser from my friend who was moving and didn't need it any more. I totally forgot to take a before picture (I seem to be doing that a lot lately) so you will just have to imagine, it was brown and not too cute.


It's hard to tell in the picture, but the paint color is a minty green. I took a knob from an old desk that I sold a long time ago, to get the color matched and I think they did a pretty good job. It only took three tries to get it right. Anyway, I used some creamy oops paint for the base coat and did some distressing so it would show through. Tell me what you think.


I love the bow swag even if it isn't all there.

On another note, there were tons of garage sales last weekend and only went to a few on Friday. I found this chair at my neighbor's sale.
Whoever had it crudely slipcovered it in this floral fabric. The fabric was really pretty, but I thought I would just take it off and make another more fitted slipcover. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the pink fabric underneath was in excellent shape. This one will be going over to Monticello with me today.


Well, that's it for me today. We have had lovely, furniture painting weather for several days now, but it looks like rain is in the forecast again. Time to work on those sewing projects I keep procrastinating. Have a great week! I'll be back soon with some more show and tell.

14 comments:

Lynns Lovelies said...

Oooo LOVE the minty green dresser!
You did a fabulous job, looks so pretty and I love the little bow swags too!

Have fun!
Hugs,
Lynn

Carol said...

I love that dresser! From the color, to the swags, to the distressing. I wish I could get the hang of that. My attempts always look silly. Better left to the professionals, like you!

Christine LeFever said...

Beautiful work on that adorable dresser.

I didn't know you made slipcovers. Help! I would like to commission you!

Christine ~ Zwee!!!!!

Sandra said...

Wow! You did a great job on the dresser!
Blessings,
Sandra

Florence said...

You have been working very hard I can see, I know it is hard to work inside when it is nice out side, I can hardly wait to go to Farm Chicks sale. I am taking my four farm girl friends and we are staying overnight, so we will be ready for some serious shopping.

trash talk said...

I don't know how ugly the brown was before but the after is oh la la! Great color and oh my...that slipcover is darling.
Debbie

My Shabby Roses said...

I love how the green dresser turned out. And the little swag on the front, love it!

VintageHome said...

I am really hoping to get to Farm Chicks this - it sounds amazing! Hope you sell a ton there :-) -amy

Martha, Vintage Trifles said...

Thanks for you sweet comment! You have been busy and I know that Farm Chicks will be fabulous! Wish I could snap my fingers and be there this year. Oh well, maybe next year. Hope we can get together after FC. Hugs, M.

Barn House said...

WOW...you have been BUSY!! Everything really looks great. We are just getting our heads back above water and will be scrambling to get ready for FC over the next couple of weeks. YIKES!

Halo Hill said...

HURRAY for creative mojo! Send it through the air waves would you? Well, actually I'm "feelin' it" right now too, but my in-laws are coming to town so the hubs won't let me get out any more "messes" he calls the process. Humpf! What does he know?

Really, it's all whirling around in there trying to get out! It could cause a tornado or something. I'm probably feeling it because I can't do anything about it right now. I'd put all the ideas in my "idea" journal but I've lost it... I have others... You know who took them all down to the black hole, and I'm not allowed to bring them up or out until Tues. Maybe I'll sneak...

Stephenie said...

Wow, you really have been busy...Everything looks so pretty...I really love the color paint you used on the dresser...Hope all is well..
STephenie

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

This is a delight. Glad to find you. Blessings from Amy

Timi said...

You are so inspiring. Makes me want to get busy getting my projects done. I'm going to have to get to Farm Chicks early if I want any of your fabulousness. :-)