Saturday, July 19, 2014

Tommy Bahama Table

The sale went pretty well and I was pleased with the turn out and so happy to meet a lot of you. Probably the most talked about piece was the striped table and chairs with the Tommy Bahama fabric. So many people wanted it but didn't have a place for it and so many others just admired it. I was sure it wouldn't last long and was surprised when it was still around after the sale. But, it was just waiting for the right owner!
This table started out pretty beat up. It had been well loved and used by a precious family, but seriously needed help. It had great lines but needed a few fixes and a new look.

You can see here that it had missing apron pieces on the extra leaf. It needed to match to look complete in my opinion so that was remedied. Aren't the chairs so cute?

Then came the math of figuring out how to make stripes that would still line up even when taking out the leaves...

This is always the terrifying part. The part when you just hope that all of your prep work and painting carefully paid off.

Thankfully it did! Big smiles all around when the tape comes off this clean.

Next came the chairs. The upholstery on these was nuts!
It started with brown suede,

Then there was burnt orange velvet, which Eli loved.

Then there was burnt orange silk shantung.

Finally I got down to the foam!

I think these seats are so precious now. I just love them.

Then I had to paint the chairs, we all know how I feel about spindles but these are just adorable chairs!

This was the final product and I was very pleased with it. It's off to its new home now and I know it is well loved!

Now on to the next one...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Boutique Sale

It's here y'all! The boutique sale is tomorrow and I could not be more excited…or more exhausted!!! Who knew how crazy hard it would be to be a single mom, have kids at home all day because it's summer, do client work, prepare for the sale, and be taking online classes? Okay, so after listing it that sounds crazy hard. But for some reason I thought it wouldn't be so bad. I even thought I would have time to bake…I can be pretty dumb sometimes I suppose.
But, it's here and I am so pleased! Everything turned out so good and my usually overstuffed and dirty garage actually looks like a precious little boutique.
Tonight I invited a few of the people that have helped me out to come and get first shot at the goods. It was really slow at first, but then people started showing up and things started moving. There is still plenty to go around but I was so excited to have done as well as I did for the Early Bird portion of the sale. Here is a sampling of what is up for grabs tomorrow and Saturday.

I also want to give a special shout out to my amazing Dad and all he has done to help me with this sale and to my amazing friend (and sister of my heart) Lisa. I could not have done any of this without either of you. God has truly blessed me with both of you and I could not love either of you more!!!