Ok people.... I know this is a good thing and a bad thing....for me anyway. Room to Inspire is giving away an amazing Silhouette package. Me posting about this gets me another chance to win but means more people know about it and will enter. Oh well....best of luck to all of us. May the luckiest blogger win!!!!
Ballard's has their Burlap Ribbon on sale. Regular price is $12.00 and it is on sale for $3.99. You may need to call in your order because when I went to the cart it said it was no longer $3.99, but was $10.00. I called and they placed my order and adjusted the price. Happy shopping!
I have been on the hunt for a heavy brass lamp that I could score on the cheap. I have loved all of the Pottery Barnish refabs i have seen all over blog land. So....I was hunting shopping in Goodwill one day and I heard the angels sing. Could it be......a tall sexy brass lamp. Could it really only be $3.50? Yep! Does it work? Yep! In the buggy it went and I am ashamed to say that anyone who even eyed it got the stank eye from me. I would have took somebody down for this beauty.
I rubbed it down with steel wool, cleaned it up and took out the lighting fixture and wiring.
Painted it with "Oil Rubbed Bronze", rewired it with an all in one kit from Lowe's. Picked up a lamp shade from Wal-Mart and all was good until I realized the harp was too big for the shade. Back to Lowe's and got an eight inch harp and no I am lovin it!!!
Light ~ $3.50
Shade ~ $14.99
Light kit ~ 9.99
Harp ~ 4.00
Grand total of $32.48 ~ Not bad if I must say so myself!
I just had to share with you guys. I am so happy..... if my feet felt better I would be jumping up and down and doing the happy dance.
I have had my first refab sale. The best part about it is a friend who moved away saw it on my Facebook and decided she wanted it. She is going to have her brother pick it up and bring it to her over the holidays.
Whoot Whoot!!!!!! What now!!!!!!
I know, I know......I didn't win the lottery but it is still exciting. I am more excited about someone liking my work than the money, and trust me they are both important.
So..... I am real excited about the reveal of my first refab since I had double foot surgery 3 months ago. In my last post I write about how the piece started out and add pictures......should I have stopped there. I then added info on how I listed it in Craigslist and asked for feedback on the piece and the ad. I am trying to start selling pieces as I no longer work as a hair dresser because of a motorcycle wreck I was in. That being said I listed a couple of pieces on Craigslist a while back and only got one nibble. That is why I decided to ask for help. I am not good at putting a value on my own pieces because I have put my heart into each piece. I do not have the stamina to do volume so each piece is a labor of love.....and takes me a while.
I guess I should ask two questions and hope for brutal honesty. I can be that way if asked? Maybe it is a curse but I would rather you tell me the piece is crap than say it is the greatest.
So here it is.....Did I do wrong by including the parts in my post about selling it or is it just ugly? I can take it. I learn well from constructive criticism.
Here is the link to the post if you are interested in my quest for education on the ways of blogging.
I am so excited to have finished a new piece. I was even able to give Modge Podge a try. She started out a lil' county and now I don't know what you would call it? Any suggestions?
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I painted it barn red and they sanded the edges and glazed it with watered down black paint.
Modge Podged the drawers with wrapping paper.
Now this is where the advice comes in. I need some from you ladies who sell their Refabs. I listed this piece on Craigslist. If you would give it a view and then any suggestions......too much info, not enough info, price up or down. Any help at all would be appreciated.
Here it is my friends...I am coming back. This is not a big project but it feels huge to me. I have been sitting for over 2 months letting my feet heal from surgery. I have been itching to do some kind of crafting or refabbing I needed something I could sit and do with my feet propped up because they are still swelling. I was at the local salvage merchandise store the other day on my way back from my post op. visit and found these wooden fence newels and caps for cheap.
Yep...that is $1.95 for the newls and .95 for the caps.
Time to screw the newels to the caps and smear some joint compound all over. I couldn't find my latex gloves so I was using a trash bag over my hand and it gave it a good texture.
The screw in the round one would not go all the way without coming out the bottom so after it dried I screwed it up into the newel.
I primed, then painted them with satin white Krylon spray paint.
Next up is a few coats of Minwax till I got it the way I wanted it.
They remind me of something I saw in a Ballard's catalog. The only thing I wish I had done different is use flat paint. The only time it looks shiny is in bright light. Isn't it funny how just the simplest thing can make you so happy.