Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I went for the curtains....

Well, I decided to finish the curtians!!  I love the way they came out but the more I finish off that room......the more I am going to miss using it as my painting room.  As you can see I have a few tables drying there.  I have to move one of the out because hubby hates the smell of the new paint I am using!!!  I absolutly LOVE old village paint but it does have a little stink to it.  It is oil based and the only draw back it that it takes over 24 hours for the first coat to dry.....but the colonial colors are beautiful!!!!  I actually have 12 pieces of furniture that I have to paint up and get ready for my shop when we get back from our trip.  I am getting a bigger space at the shop so I can put all my furniture in it!!!

I am starting to get ready for the Christmas show I am doing in November.....I know I know, the mere mention of Christmas and it is still spring!! 

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Paint or Sew....Paint or sew...Paint or sew....

What to do....what to do???  I have to make curtains for our sitting room.....I also want to paint the 8 pieces of furniture I have for the shop....decisions decisions!!!  I think I'll do both.....while the sheepies are drying, I'll be sewing!!!!  Gotta love the farmers porch on a beautiful day for painting!!!!  I think I need a bigger space at the shop!!   I would love to put all those pieces in my space but they won't fit.  I'll take a more pics when I have finished them.

I just found my favorite paint!!!  The only problem is it takes 24 hours to dry!!!!  But when it does....it is beautiful!! I love love love all the colonial colors it come in.  I have already painted some of my pieces the undercoat of black, now to put on the mustard color on top.  Then I am going to try my hand at make them look primitive and shabby.....we'll see how that goes!!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Another bench finished....

Just finished another bench...very simple but I love it!  Brought it into the shop today....I got a bunch of little furniture today to paint up.  I love dry sinks, and picked one up today.  I'll get a before and after shot up soon.  I also got an adorable old tilted black table.  Not sure what I am going to paint on it yet.  I am starting to think of the Holliston craft fair in November.....time to get started on my stock!!