We are back from La Bahia (Round Top antique week), and had a wonderful show. We sold both our finished and unfinished factory carts. Here is a picture of the finished one:
Didn't it turn out great! Thanks need to go to my husband, Jim, for the hours he spent stripping, scrapping, and sanding on this. I did have him be sure to leave the words "Lineberry" on the side, all the divets and just enough crackled paint to preserve that genuine, old, look. These were very popular so I am on the lookout for a few more.
I'll be sending more of the "after" pictures later (see previous blog). Unfortunately, in all the hubbub I didn't get pictures of the repurposed windows. Some became chalkboards, bulletin boards, chicken wire message centers and/or a combination of the above. The 9-pane window was a beautiful mirror! Well, they all sold! I'll be making more of those later. I also didn't get a picture of the great lamp shade my daughter in-law, Kendra made (I MUST get better about this!). She used burlap ribbon. Her design got many compliments. I'll try to get her to do another soon.
I am now hurriedly preparing the cottage garage for Altar'd - Funky Chic Furniture's showroom. She will also be having a Painting Workshop at the cottage April 30th. For more information go to: http://www.altard.com/ and click on the "painting workshops" tab. She has set some dates for summer workshops as well. These usually fill up pretty fast, so get your spot now!
The new building is almost finished, and with the help of my husband, and Jennifer, from Metamorphose, it should be "morphed" in time for our Grand Opening April 29th and 30th.
Also, now through April 23rd, we are having our SPRING & EASTER SALE. All new spring and Easter decor is 1/2 price. This includes chocolate (looking) bunnies, glitter bunnies, straw bunnies, wood and paper mache eggs, metal stake garden flowers, flower magnets, dragonfly clips, Easter boxes and letters, etc., etc.! Get them while they last!
Best get back to work now. But first, I want to thank all my friends and customers. So many of you feel like you are part of the business. Thanks for sharing your ideas, blog findings and time. YOUR THE GREATEST! Looking forward to seeing you soon,