Saturday, October 15, 2011

So... Whattya Think? Some New Projects.

As you can see Miss Bumby is on the scene - she is doing very well.  Has gained weight, just still sounds a bit hoarse.  This weekend she will get a visit from Darcy and Zeke - Bumby! Watch out!

I am getting ready for a Flea Market style booth at Art Angels, where my good friends Suebee and Kathy, have a booth.  The store is opening the Flea Market event up to "others". "Others" being my other good friend, CG and me.  We are going to try our hand at this business.

I have some wedding "stuff" I can sell as well as personal things I have collected, refurbished or inherited along the way.

Today I broke out my sander.

I think I went overboard "distressing" this lovely gate-leg table.  It's not in it's finished stage, but tell me honestly.  Is it too much?  I know this stuff is in now, so I'm trying my best.  It's fixable and as I said, I am new at this.

Two other victims of the sander were this cute little secretary desk.  Simply sanded this and intend to paint and then "Shabby it up a bit".  I think it will turn out well.

On to my son's old bunkbed ladder which I have been using as a book shelf in my bedroom.(click here to see old post about that!)  I sanded it a bit - didn't want to paint it as I think the rustic wood looks nice.  But did I sand it enough?  Hmmm.  It also needs some staining and waxing. 

All three are in the infant stage, so any suggestions are welcome!  No offense taken!  Hey - and I also used chalkboard paint for the first time today.  Let's see how those turn out - next post, perhaps.

Hope you have nice weekend weather.  We are enjoying lower temps and NO RAIN.  Very important after last weekend! Cheers!


Annesphamily said...

Hey Ann without the e! How is life treating you? You look very busy! These projects are great! You give me hope and inspiration! Maybe in the Springtime since I don't have the great weather you do! Enjoy the weekend. I miss the Tuesday Show and Tails!

Linda said...

How fun, Ann! I think you will have a great time! I think the gray table looks wonderful!

Mr. Connor said...

Looks like you are going to be quite busy and having fun ? . Did Ms. Darcy find the place with all the plants ?

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love the ladder and that secretary desk. I am on the fench about the table. Do you plan on painting it?

What fun!

Chatty Crone said...

I think you are starting another interesting journey there girlfriend. Sandie

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

I like the grey table as well, it's going to look great. The folding down secretary desk, is lovely, and such a fabulous idea to use the ladder as a book case.
Good luck in your new venture!!!
It sounds exciting!!!

Orlando Grandma said...

Lots of work ahead for you,but the results are always so good.

The Thuglets said...

We like your new projects. Projects happen often at our camp.

Hope you have a good time.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

The Thuglets said...

We like your new projects. Projects happen often at our camp.

Hope you have a good time.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx