I have been dying to make pallet signs since last weeks blog past of how to dismantle a pallet with out power tools. I was thinking that the first sign I make is going to be for my new craft room/office that is currently in the works.
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With the excitement of the week being my Silhouette Cameo being delivered I started to do some prep work for future projects. I have always loved and admired signs I saw on crafters blogs or pinterest, especially salvaged looking signs. Now that I own a machine that can cut vinyl and create stencils I am excited to figure out to make these signs myself.
I was out back by the loading docks, for a company I frequently freelance for, and noticed a small pallet that had been sitting there for about a week ready to be put in the dumpster.
I get emails and asked constantly where I find the furniture or small goods that I refinish or give new life to. The answer is I am constantly looking. I find myself at Saver’s, Goodwill and Salvation Army at least once a week. It has turned into an obsession. And it is an obsession that friends and family know about so I am always getting calls “we are getting rid of this” or “we are putting vinyl shutters on the house would you like our old shutters?” And my answer is always yes! Some how when I think I am running out of space I always find some more space.
I realize that today is the 2 month anniversary of the blog! I want to thank those of you who have taken the time to read the blog and like our facebook page. I hope to continue working on projects and and writing blog posts for years to come. As always feel free to reach out to me via facebook or the about section of the website.
October proves to be one of my busiest months. I realized when starting this blog it may be hard to constantly create original content if my freelancing schedule picked up. In the past 2 weeks I have freelanced 126 hours. That may be a new record for myself. I think of all the things that I can do with that money, like pay back my student loans, but we all know I will end up spending it on more items to refinish. As if my garage and project list wasn’t full enough.
I have never really tackled refinishing furniture before. Yes, a chair here and a chair there but never anything as substantial as a night stand or an end table. Let me tell you after tackling this project I now have a garage full of thrift store furniture finds to refinish.
I found this end table at Good Will for $5. what caught my eye was the hardware on it. I immediately knew that this would be my next project.
This weekend was incredible. Weekend craft participated for the first time as a vendor at the Friends of Attleboro Animal Shelter Harvest Fest. This was my first pop up shop and I look forward to planning a few more as the holiday season is approaching. I was overjoyed by the response I received from passer-byers.
Coming from a family who has roots in the furniture business, both commercial and restoration, I have always believed that furniture deserves a second life it just needs a little facelift or repurposing.
This past week I have been painting away in my shop making chalkboards for the Friends of Attleboro Animal Shelter Harvest Festival, where I will be having my first booth. The Festival is taking place on October 5th from 10am to 3pm at the attleboro animal shelter located at Pond St N, Attleboro MA 02703.
With all of these chalkboards being painted and assembled I was inspired to change up some of the invitation designs on my etsy. Check them out here.
Chairs are something that I seem to come across often and always at an affordable price. Now these chairs always need a little love and cleaning before I would ever let them in the house. I scored this great chair at the Brimfield Antique Market for only $5. Here is how I made it from a drab filthy chair to a cute desk or vanity chair for only $10.
Two days later and I am still feeling the effects of Brimfield, achy legs and shoulders, but it was worth it! I am very excited about some of the items I got and have already started working on some new projects on Sunday.
Everytime I go to Brimfield I am always surprised by the array of prices. Some dealers are very high priced where others are very reasonably priced. It all depends where they are located in the market. My best advice is not to shop close to the street or at the beginning of the antique market. You want to spend most of your time in the back of the lots. That is where the deals are.