Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Getting ready for the next fair...

Hi Everyone!  I know I've been absent lately, but I've been busy getting ready for my big fair in three weeks and my Holiday Open House next month.  I was so busy this weekend that I forgot to take any pictures of things in process.  But I did take some pictures today after I had started priming things last night.
 I finally turned this full size headboard and foot board into a bench and primed it in black.  My plan right now is to paint the top coat in ASCP Graphite or Paris Grey.  Any thoughts?
 This is the base of a backless bench that I primed in black.  I think I'm going to paint it in one of my favorite colors Lagoon and the top stained? maybe?
 I built this twin bench and the boards sitting on it belong to the backless bench base in the previous picture.  I think I'm going to paint it in ASCP Paris Grey.
 I made a decorative ladder out of 1x2's and spindles from a Jenny Lind Crib.  I have primed it brown and I'm paining it in ASCP Old White.
 I made two of these headboard shelves.  I still need to add the pegs to them.  I have primed it in brown and top coat in Heirloom White.  I still need to distress them.
 And my favorite thing I built this weekend, a kid's table.  I see this going to a little girl (because of the turned legs).  I'm going to paint it white.  I primed the legs but had to stop for the night because it was getting dark.
And I made two matching chairs to go with it.  I can't wait to get back out there and finish up all of these pieces.  And in case you think I worked all weekend on these things....I also went to my parents and helped my mom with things for the guest room she's redoing.  I gave her the Paris Grey bench that didn't sell at the last fair for her guest room.  So it was a very productive weekend.  And hopefully this weekend will be equally productive.  Hope you are having a great week.  Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Wow! Lots of great projects. Love the decorative ladder and the kids table. What did you use for the table legs?

  2. I was thinking about you yesterday and hoping that everything was ok, but I can see that you have been really really busy, creating some great stuff.
    It would be nice to see graphite on the bench, because the undercoat looks good being dark !?!

  3. Good Lord, you are a building machine!

  4. everything looks fabulous Holly! :) love the benches!
    and that little table is going to be precious!


  5. WOW. You have been busy. I hope you'll take lots of pictures of your next open house. I absolutely adore the little table and the chairs you made.