Saturday, September 17, 2011

First Month Down....

I have successfully completed my first month with my new booth at the Moorhead Antique Mall!  I'm not going to quit my day job just yet but I did sell four items.  I'm starting to feel more confident and I'm getting it more filled up slowly but surely.  Yesterday I brought in several new things and hung my pegboard which I had covered in antique book pages with mod podge.  A little idea inspired by the very talented Tammy from Tattered and Timeless.   I feel that it is finally coming together how I somewhat envisioned it and that makes me happy.  Here are a few photos I took after I had it all set up yesterday.

That's all for now.  Enjoy your weekend!


Saturday, September 10, 2011

New Chair, Silver Chalkboard and Grain Sack Pillow

I had so many plans for my day when I woke up this morning.  I had planned on finishing my pegboard that I covered in book pages and mod podge for my antique booth, install it in my booth and bring over new merchandise for the weekend crowds, go junking, lunch at the new burger place down the street and some painting.  

I got none of this done today.  I got up, started cleaning house and felt so tired and worn down from my cold that I just had to go to bed.  I did manage to clean up my front entry and took some photos of my latest chair redo with a faux grain sack pillow I made out of drop cloth fabric.  I also got a shot of a vintage silver teapot that is going to my booth and a silver platter that I restyled into a chalkboard.

Good night and enjoy the rest of the weekend!


Friday, September 9, 2011

Show and Tell

It's funny, when I was a child I would get so excited for show and tell and make sure I had the perfect item to bring, however, when it was time and the teacher asked, "Who has something for show and tell?", I would never raise my hand.  I got cold feet.

I kind of feel the same way when it comes to posting photos of my work on Facebook or on my blogs.  Because of this, I tend to put off posting and go for months sometimes with no posts.  

I am going to be more fearless.  I love to get the feedback and validation that my stuff is "good enough".  So here are some photos of recent work.

Comments are much appreciated and enjoyed!  Have a great weekend!


Thursday, September 8, 2011


Hello and welcome to my new blog where I will be sharing my photos and stories of my furniture redesign and cottage inspired pieces and designs.  I have always enjoyed decorating my own home, making art or sewing items for my home.  Most recently I have been following the blogs of so many creative ladies in blogland and they have inspired me to start painting and restyling furniture.  I will talk much about these talented ladies in upcoming posts.  I found my love for furniture restyling so great that I rented a booth in my local antique mall, the Moorhead Antique Mall. It is here I get to show off my wares and hopefully get a few sales in the process.  I am selling painted and refinished furniture, upholstered furniture, creative home decorative items and more.