Monday, September 27, 2010

What In The World Was I So Busy With??

As I sat in our booth at Antique Alley, I kept looking around thinking "What in tarnation was I so busy doing these last few weeks?". As looked again the memories started lapping over me like little waves. Then giant tidal waves. (I even started to feel trickles of water but then realized it was sweat)

Ahhh, so that's what I was doing!
I took this plain old shutter and changed it up a little.

I found this picture at a yard sale and decided the frame needed some updating.
I painted it, sanded a little then glazed it with two different colors to age it.

This little table stumped me for a while. I decided the lines of it were a little french looking and dry brushed the top with white and the bottom with a soft gray. After a little sanding I was happy with the final look.

I showed you this chair makeover before. I am still on the hunt for another one like it. It was worth the money I made on it but oh how I miss this chair. (even if it did only grace my home for a few days)

I will NEVER try to redo another desk like this! I got this off of Craigslist and started ta workn'. It kicked me in the proverbial tail end. I hated painting all those flat surfaces and the whole back of it had to be painted too of course. The end result was good and I sold it on Craigslist again for just a little more;-)

I found this frame with the little hook thingies on it and a cracked mirror at Hobby Lobby on clearance. Decided to make it into a rustic chalkboard. I actually was not thrilled with the final result, but had no time to redo it and it sold it anyway.
In my spare time I worked on a few other things.
These numbered, deco balls which you can now find in my Etsy store.
A few pillows that I had lots of fun thinking of but hated every second of cutting them out!

So at the end of the day I did figure out what I had been doing. I also decided that if I ever do another show, I'll start working on stuff more that 3 weeks before. Maybe 3 years.
Funky Junk Interiors


Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

You worked your tail off Jillian! I hope your sale was a success. You had some beautiful things for sale.

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~*Wow Jillian!!! You have been one busy gal!~*~* You are so talented and creative..LOVE what you did with the shutter and that desk is gorgeous~*~* thanks for the inspiration and making me realize I need to kick it up a notch when it comes to my projects! ;) lol.. Hugs,Rachel~*

Creative Ambitions said...

Jillian... love all your projects... you HAVE been busy!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

WOW! I would be taking a nap for the next week :) I"m loving all your projects, beautiful!!

cindy @ cottage instincts said...

So many awesome things though! I always say I'll start so-and-so much sooner....but sometimes the creative muse doesn't visit then. It usually comes about....yep, 3 weeks ahead of time :)

michelle said...

Your pieces are so great! Busy busy girl!!!! I usually do the same thing, time sneaks up on you!! :)

Natalie @ Blossoming Visions said...

Jeeze Louise! Those are just great pieces all around! I may have to purchase some of those decor balls. They are fabulous!

Melissa said...

Lois and I were just talking about all the great stuff you took to Antique Alley and marveling that you got any of it done with two monkeys around. How do you do it? Seriously! Now you tell us you did it all in 3 weeks! Do you sleep? Do you eat? Just kidding, but really how do you do it all? I love how your chair turned out, I think I might have to try recovering a cushion like that. Oh, and I love your numbered balls! Sounds like it is time to start thinking about the spring sale! :)

Liz said...

I loved the shutter! You did a great job on all your projects. I too feel exhausted from the past week of projects. Just wanted to stop by and say hello!

Val said...

I love everything! The shutter is so great!

helle - said...

You did a fantastic job with the shutters, the little table and the desk!! Just charming..

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

I love that picture you found and much better with the white frame.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Is that a Derby Desk? My neighbors just bought one in a garage sale and want me to list it on CL for them. Any idea how much they are worth?

BTW, kudos to you for taking it on. I thought about restaining or painting it but it does seem like a LOT of work.