I've pretty much stopped painting furniture, but when I saw this piece at the Columbus wholesale show that I went to last month and at such a great price, I had to get it--
It's an old sewing machine stand converted into a table, which I've done before, with the help of my husband. We would find the stands and then find a door for the top and then assemble it. But this was all ready to go, and for half the price that we would have paid to do it ourselves. And it seems that every year I always do one piece of furniture with houses on it (like this one from last year) which people love--so I did it again!
I started out by just painting the houses with nothing on them, and I wasn't quite sure how I was going to finish them, so I just started with the first house and worked right on down the line.
And once I did the first house, it told me what to do to the next one and so on and so on. Usually when I do larger pieces like this, I have to stop and come back with a fresh eye, because I'm not sure what to do next, but not this time.
It was one of those times when everything just keeps flowing. It doesn't happen that often, but it's fun when it does!
You know--when it's the middle of the day and you still have your "pajamas" (for lack of a better word) on and you need to take a shower and get dressed before it's time to go to bed again? Actually, I like working in my "pajamas" because I don't care what I get on them---so needless to say---all of my "pajamas" have paint stains and dried up gel on them. I have an apron, but for some reason, I don't use it. I guess I don't want to get it messed up : )
And it doesn't hurt that I have every medium, stamp, and ephemera/papers known to man to help me--Okay......so I'm exaggerating a bit.....but not much. So, this was a fun piece to work on--even Lenny was excited. He usually takes little cat naps (or turtle naps, in this case), when I'm in there, but not this time. He was VERY alert and just watched me the entire time I was working on this.
And here's a fun box I made with my papers from Stampington--
The top is actually a frame.
I inserted the bird image, but it can be removed if people want to add their own personal photo.
And next week at this time I'll be at my fair. I'm really looking forward to it, but a little anxious. I'm hoping that I have enough to last me for 3 weekends--Yikes!