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It’s All Coming Together…

June 1, 2013
I’ve really been MIA!… a month and a half since I’ve posted!?.  sorry about that folks!… I’ve been working like a piggy wig every weekend… and evening for the past few weeks on items for the Vintage with Flair sale!…  It’s approaching faster that I would like it to be!… really should have been working over the winter with more focus…
A devastating blow came my way when I discovered that you can’t put Milk Paint overtop of a stain blocking paint like a kilz… the Milk Paint dries so quickly and is so dry that it just pulls the primer right up!… So the dresser sat aside for about a month and a bit… But in the past couple of weekends I managed to fully sand the dresser and I went back at it with Chalk Paint… I much prefer the ease of Chalk Paint over Milk Paint on repainted surfaces… I find Milk Paint works on raw wood great… Milk Paint is just to chippy on refinished furniture in the end for me…
The Feathering logo stamp has arrived!… I’m still so in love with my logo!… and with Juke Box Print!…
I’ve completed a number of smaller projects… many being chalkboards… I have chalkboards up the whazoo!… chalk board trays… chalk boards in gold frames… chalk board windows…
Now here some some contradiction… I said that Milk Paint was too chippy for me yet I fell in love with this totally chipped to bits metal garden chair!… BUT!… it’s different!… this is legit chipped with age… it would be beautiful on a front stoop with a big pot of lavender sitting on in!…
I’ve fallen in love with gold spray paint… the top edge of one of my doily bowls was made with pink string… It was cute and all but I had the thought to hit the edge with the gold spray bomb… um the results!?… the tits!… gold ombre look!…
Here are a few more progress shots… more details and some tutorials to come after Vintage with Flair… just no time right now… no time… as I sit here blogging!… hehe but let me explain… I sat down on the couch here with the kitties shortly after 6am this morning… still tired but knowing I have a long list of items I want to work on… complete this weekend!… so I got a snuggle from Pickle and rolled my tired self out of bed… I thought to sit and blog because 1) it’s been quite awhile since I’ve blogged and 2) it’s a nice and easy way to wake up instead of jumping right into working on something…
The house is literally overflowing with items for the sale… I have two dressers in the kitchen… a kitchen table in the front living room… it’s starting to get a little overwhelming!…  The basement is still a workshop… and I’ve even taken over the deck and back parking pad for workspaces!…
I’ll have to do a tutorial on paperbacking picture frames in the coming weeks… it really is simple and it makes for a nice clean finished and professional looking product…
Here are a few of the beauties that I’ll have available at the show in a couple weeks!… Squee!… I’m really getting excited now!… nervous but excited…
Also before the sale I have to take a lot of item photos for my records and for some images for the proper website that I need to develop… I’ve chalked my logo out LARGE on the kitchen wall just for the pictures I need to take!… sooo in love with this logo!… THANKS AGAIN! Cynthia!…
Pickle and I are building up our tool inventory now… I added this beauty of a orbital sander… he picked up a great jigsaw… and I think a table saw is in our near future…
The mouse sander is great for small things… and for small areas but it just doesn’t sand big areas quick enough… I had this nasty old purple table with a crazy thick wax on it… the Milwaukee quickly took away the nasty and I’ve created this sweet little butcher block top farm table…
Just a little sneaky peak… I don’t want to give away everything that I’ll have at Vintage with Flair… You’re just going to have to come to the show… or if you live nowhere near here you can check out my blog to see my booth all set up… and as I mentioned there are many tutorials in my future of the projects… so stay tuned!…
I really have to get better with taking before pictures… I get so excited when I get some treasures home that I pull them apart and start sanding right away… no before pictures AT ALL!…  I did get a couple progress shots recently as I’d enlisted Pickle to help me make some nice clean cuts… he’s so particular and careful… I’m a little more airy fairy and I’ll measure once and make 20 cuts… hehehe… he really is the yin to my yang!
Here’s the heart breaker all sanded down… man when that paint started peeling up after I put the Milk Paint on top of the stain blocker my heart almost stopped… but I’ve sucked it up and now she’s a beauty… I’ll save the after shots for after Vintage with Flair!…
She turned out fabulous!…
So… life outside of 7-4 work and 5-10 every night at home and the past 8 weekends has been non existent… I did stop one night for Bunco with the ladies…
Last weekend I was able to get this beauty made… I’ll have only one available but I look forward to building more of these… I wouldn’t have made it through this one without my Pickle!… it’s really interesting HOW people think of things!… we would have taken two completely different approaches to building this… but in the end we used a combination of what we each thought… and it worked out nicely…
Now I just have to figure out if I’m going to leave the bottom half of the table nice and crisp white or if I should distress it!… I’m sort of torn between the two options!… what do you think?…
Oh I did take a second break one evening!… not until I’d ironed what felt like 800 metres of fabric though… that was test on the ol patience that’s for sure!… I found theses amazing Vintage Acme Dingo Daisy cowboy boots and had to go and pick them up… nice and broken in… perfect fit!… it only took six years of living in Alberta to get into the cowboy boot thing… but I’m here now and I’ve arrived in style!… these beauties go perfect with the dress I have for Vintage with Flair!…  and then they’ll be accompanying me to the Calgary Stampede this summer!…
Okay it’s time for me to get up off this couch… and onto my to do list… and then into some projects!… what have you got planned for this weekend?!. I’ll be here plugging away!…
xo
Lacey

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