Wednesday, May 28, 2014

it's a job that i'll never get tired of

getting ready for a barn show is no simple task.  it's the closest thing i've had to a real full time job (definately not counting raising kids) in a long time.  fortunately for me, i love this job!
it helps that my work area has everything i need
so many things to prepare...
 
 
my favorite part-shopping and buying

 
 
then there's the cleaning, repairing, sanding, painting.
it feels good to get into the grime and mess-to make a useful piece of furniture out of something that could have been garbage.
 

something that takes the longest time is coming up with ideas on how to work each piece.  each one speaks to you a different way or they don't speak at all. 
 
some need major redos. occasionally, a redo happens multiple times on a single piece until it feels right.
 this poor buffet will prob be heading for its 4th make-over soon
(it felt right to me but obviously not to most)
 
and some just need some good old elbow grease to turn out perfect
 
i also plan on preparing some yummy pasta salads in jars to sell.  anyone who knows me, knows that cooking is my second passion to painting
(this one's a delish barefoot contessa recipe)
 
finally, there's mailings to do, updates online(this one has taken me 2 hrs-not so computer savvy), pricing(my hardest task), decorating the barn, blah blah blah.
 

 i love it all!
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014

gotta love snow

 

 
i always loved the post holiday de-stress months
no hustle
no bustle
staring out at the snow from a snuggly warm room
happy not to be weeding, pool cleaning, cutting grass...
 
 
 
ok, i'm done vegetating already!
open the windows-give me fresh balmy air! 
 
 
i know, totally first-world problem
but i really don't want to be looking at snow mountains
in may
 
so-distract myself with some creativity....
 
 crazy quilt banners

 patchwork upholstery
 a future bench
 ??

 display cabinet

 
 
 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

show preparations and such

 
the fall/christmas barn show is coming together.
here's a few pics of things we will be selling,
plus a whole lot more...
 

 

 


 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

june barn show vendors

 
these are a few of the talented people who are going to bring their hand-created items to you at the barn show.....
 
Jane Swayze-seamstress, upholsterer, painter and more!
 
 
slipcovered chair and pillow/custom fabric
 
 
handmade wood tray
vintage tin top table
vintage lamp/new shade
vintage dresser/window mirror
vanity and chair


french pillow
 
 
Carol Berger aka QueenBe-multi media artist
 
 
 
 
journals
 

 

 
 
Janet Solomon-jewelry/multi media artist
 

 
 
 
Kari Wolf-jewelry artist
 
 
 
 
Susan Gilland-ceramic tile artist
 
 
 
this is just a SMALL sampling of the unique stuff you can find
at the barn show!  there are so many other great artists/crafters
who are selling home decor, garden decor and more!







Thursday, May 23, 2013