13 Nov Chalk & Clay Painted Furniture Makeovers ~ Fall 2013
I’d like to thank each and every one of you for all your thoughts and prayers over the past two weeks, they’ve really helped carry us through the sudden and unexpected hospitalization of our step Grandma Florence. Surrounded by the ones she loved, Florence was welcomed into the arms of Jesus early Monday morning. We were so blessed to enjoy her spunky personality one last time on Saturday when God gave her one amazing last day with us.
It’s times like this that make me wonder why we have to spend so much time working in the first place. Of course we need to pay the bills but there’s got to be more time for family. If anyone has tips on how to balance work and family, please share your ideas.
Over the past month, we’ve had two furniture paint workshops, two inventory purging sales, participated in the Happy Camper Flea Market at Not So Shabby and in the midst of everything, we found our very own space to use as a paint studio. We’re currently in the middle of moving everything, painting, renovating bathrooms, hanging lights, building shelves and taking care of all the initial set ups for: electric, phone lines, internet, gas, signage….
Why then do I feel like I’m not accomplishing anything? I guess because there’s so much more to do at the end of each day. I’ve been in major pain the past three weeks after throwing my ribs and back out which makes me a real bear. Cathy tore a bunch of ligaments in her foot and is hobbling around. We’re quite the pair! Good thing mom still drops by with lunch once in a while ~ don’t know what we’d do without her!!
Between our internet being out at home and everything else going on the past two weeks, I never got our last workshop photos posted. It was still relatively nice out in October and the finishes our student’s created using their chalk and clay paints were AH-mazing! Check out the pieces they ended up with!
Jodi wanted something a little more than just a plain black nightstand so started with a pop of teal as her base coat.
then layered over that with black
She also layered colors on the hardware to create more of a patina’d finish.
I love me some orange!
Wow! What an amazing transformation!! LOVE how the dark wax changes the color of the raw paint!!
Aren’t they awesome!! I’m so proud of all our students!! Looking forward to this weekend. It’s our first workshop held at our new paint studio, we have a super fun group of gals signed up and CeCe herself is flying in for it!
Stay tuned for all the details for that soon. In the meantime, follow our daily tidbits on our Shizzle LLC Facebook page.
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Domestically Speaking – The Power of Paint Party
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Homespun Happenings – Rustic Restorations Weekend
Funky Junk Interiors – Saturday Night Special
Silver Pennies – Silver Pennies Sundays
Knick of Time Interiors – Knick of Time Tuesday
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a hui hou ~ Shelly