Sweet babe is 7 1/2 months old now and we are all enjoying her thoroughly! She is very well loved!
I have started working on furniture again--still learning with each piece, but more confident with paint and tools--and more selective about what I want to put time into. I'm also more comfortable sticking with the looks that I love rather than what I think will sell (i.e., more muted neutral colors, turquoise less often). So the break has been good.
I've debated about starting to post again . . . the days seem so full and each post seemed to take longer than it should, but it is a good record for me of what I've done. So I'll give it a go . . .
Here's my latest piece . . .
I bought this at Liberty House last Saturday. It is one side of an old desk. I'm kicking myself for not taking a "Before" photo--it had been wrapped on three sides in vinyl and when I pulled out the many tacks holding the vinyl, I discovered old batting glued to the wood. There was a little groaning and buyer's remorse at this point, but my trusty 60 grit sandpaper eventually took it off. I like the looks of raw wood, so I kept sanding to take the old finish partly off as well. The sides got a light coat of Annie Sloan Old White. The top is plywood, but looks great now with a coat of Annie Sloan Graphite and then waxed/buffed. I plan to keep this to hold art/painting/sewing supplies, so decided to clean up the insides of the drawers with some Annie Sloan Versailles (can you tell what brand of paint I love?).
So that's that! Now to clean out my studio enough to fit this in!
By the way, I just took a loaf of coconut bread out of the oven (lunch?). The recipe is from Smitten Kitchen. I am loving her new cookbook . . . another distraction from furniture painting!