Monday, August 27, 2012

Still amazed

The newness has not worn off, I am still amazed that when someone comes to purchase one of my pieces they actually do. I still expect them to say oh.. it's not what I was looking for. So far this has not happend! I have some awesome 100+ year old shutters I'm refinishing for wall art. I'll take suggestions if anyone is looking for someting to hang over their mantel, over a bed, over a dooway... any special sayings you would like it say? Just message me.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Back in Business

Ok... so a month or so ago I posted a farewell  put all my projects on the curb and stopped looking at craigs list.. for a day. then I came across a great little buffet it was so perfect to be re done. I argued pleaded and begged the hubby to go with me to pick it up, 
ME: can't we please get it? It will sell fast you know it will.
Hubby: shaking his head, where is it going to go? The garage is full where are you going to paint it?
Where will it stay until it sells? ????? ETC ????? ok if you MUST we can pick it up.
SO we went to go get it. My car is full of baseball gear, bats, batting helmet, gloves the season had just ended, give me a break of course I had not emptied it all out yet, the million books and change of clothes from my ever changing outfit youngest kids... so again the eyes rolling from the hubby why isn't this clean ?
As we arrived at the destination free buffet home, my son pleads he has to go to the potty! OH NO! Now not only do we  have to park in front of this home I have to interact with the homeowner to ask if my child can  use their bathroom. I do this for my son and my husband prepares to pick up the buffet. He opens the tail gate and guess what? the next door neighbor comes home and we are a tad bit in the way of her driveway, being ever so sensitive to these issues my husband immediately jumps into the driver’s seat to move ahead, and the ball bats go rolling out, tink, tink, tink goes the aluminum bat. I come back to the car un-aware of the embarrassment my hubby is now feeling and we drive off. At the end of the story, the buffet is painted, the buyer comes today and the hubby is searching for more. Stay tuned!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Before and after

Here is what I think is the dramatic before and after for two of my pieces.. although the Teal dresser is not selling so as soon as conditons (weather) permit I'm going to re do the Teal dresser to black.

Distressed black buffet

I have completed the second black distressed buffet/server. sideboard - It came out great another signature piece from Nerney Dressers.

Monday, August 6, 2012

3rd time's a charm

Remember the end table I painted black and had three stars on top. red, white and blue... No? well it does not surprise me I changed it to a Teal Distressed top and painted the top of the painted black coffee table to match, that didn't seem to be getting any interest either so I decided maybe it needs to be lighter. I painted the base a warm cream  and dry brushed some on the top and edges. Within 20 minute of posting the revamped coffee/end table I had a solid buyer who came and purchased the set!  I had loved the teal dresser and could not wait to finish it. I thought it would be gone in a snap but alas it still sits. I guess I should re- do it too.
On another note I picked up some really great wooden shutters today. the possibilities are swarming, which one to choose? Which one to Choose? - stay tuned.