Thursday, 28 April 2011

New Ventures and Revamps


Well ladies sorry I've been AWOL, but I have been working through my list of things to do.
Besides the things I planned there have been unplanned things too like a broken oven and dishwasher on the same day! And an impromptu trip into work!!

Anyhoo, I have been able to tick some stuff off my list, I did finish my coffee table re-vamp,

Before, nasty orange pine:


and after, shabby cream legs with natural waxed top.

Poor hubby stood looking horrified after I spent 5 hours sanding and waxing and painting to get the sander out again and take bits back off!

I am really pleased with it and it's bigger than my last coffee table which gives me loads of room to spread my crafting crap out all over it!  I did toy with the idea of Farrow & Ball Dimity, but all my other woodwork is Crown Period Eggshell Parsonage Cream, so I went with that.

I also wanted to try making wax melts.  Lovely Laalaa put me onto the idea and I love them, they smell divine, this little pile are lemon meringue pie!

Another thing I managed to tick off my list was to open my Folksy shop.  That was a greater task than I had anticipated.  Digging through my stash, photos, descriptions etc. it took many, many hours but I have listed a lot of my stuff.  I was amazed at what I found.  As I have made things through the year I have boxed them away for gifts and such and found that there was still a plethora of things I have made, hence Folksy.  I still have lots more to add and will continue to fill it up.

Pop over and let me know what you think.

 Anyhoo I must dash and dust off my best hat for the wedding tomorrow!  

I wonder what her frock will be like?

~ ♥ TTFN ♥ ~

10 comments:

Jacquie said...

Your coffee table looks lovely Kandi , off to check out your shop :0)
Jacquie x

Kerry said...

You have been busy! Great makes and your shop looks wonderful- and sales already too, congrats

Lucy said...

Wow the paint has really transformed the table, it looks lovely! As does your shop - well done on getting it set up, you really have been prolific! Enjoy the wedding, I'm looking forward to seeing the dress!

WoodbankCrafts said...

The table looks fab, what a transformation. The shop looks good too :) x

daisychain said...

I feel a little spending about to happen!

Mirror of Fashion said...

Great job with the table!

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

your table looks fab x

hart44 said...

Hi Lisa :) your table looks beautiful :)
Loads of luck with your Folksy shop, I know you will do well :)
Sue x

Josie-Mary said...

wow the table looks fab!!! Off to check out your shop :)

Highland Monkey's said...

Love you table and I wish you every success in your shop.