This past week I had a VERY productive week! Not only was I on call and worked the weekend. Which I am very lucky to be able to work from home, I got a lot accomplished!
I finished up 2 requests for wedding gifts that are coming later this month and next, I received the go ahead on two more.. One that will be shipped to New Orleans and another for a couple that will be married here in the Midwest. Both will be unique compared to what I have done before, so I am very excited to tackle these. I am also in the process of reorganizing my Pinterest boards to be more user friendly for my projects I am working on and items I love! If you have’t already be sure to follow my page at the link provided!
In the meantime while we narrowed down the designs, I started painting a side table I purchased last week.
I will confess, I have two of these side tables full of beautiful potential, however one needs work on the legs. Serious work. This will be something I may need my husbands help on. We will see. This is also a learning opportunity for me.
I went to Des Moines, Iowa last year and technically did a ‘no-no”. I met a stranger in Northeast Des Moines at a storage unit after contacting him on Facebook Messenger, by myself! (insert “I know I know”).
Everything turned out great, he had both pieces sitting outside on 14th Street waiting for me so I could check these out. I managed to barely stuff them into my Ford Fusion and bring them home where they sat! For almost a year in my studio.
The legs on one of them were really damaged. I pulled out almost 20 nails on one leg which essentially was holding that side up. So now I have an unfinished side table with 2 functional legs.
In the meantime, I decided to take an online painting class by Tracey Bellion of Tracey’s Fancy and learned how to do her Tattered Elegance technique.
I have the perfect piece of furniture I wanted to try this on, a kidney shaped desk my mom bought me last year for my birthday. But, I wanted to practice on another piece first.
I knew I wanted to go with blues and from there it morphed. I started layering different blues and even included a little green. On the top half I decided to go with silver but still keep it textured, tattered, and yet a little elegant. Here I sponged, yes I used a sponge and painted a silver paint that looks almost white and glittery, and highlighted the blues I had used below!
I am in love with this coloring! What do you think?
I haven’t decided yet if I am going to sell this piece. I guess if the right buyer comes along who appreciates this piece as much as I do, I will consider it!
Until then, I am thinking of different color combinations I can do in the future.
One thing I have learned about being creative and loving what I do, it’s ok to….
Until next time, take care!