Well, I finally have my etsy store, "Studio 162", up and running! I am still working on getting all my goodies listed (it is a bit more tedious than I expected!), but I have had a good response so far and I'm having fun! I mostly have "found" items: some vintage, some not. Almost all of them were brown in a previous life and they have been freshened up with a coat of paint or two. You can check it out here.
I finished up a little project last night that I just ADORE! I picked up a brown, wooden clock at Goodwill on Friday for $4.99 and I am just kicking myself that I don't have a "before" pic! It was very sturdy and clearly well-built, but as most treasures it was outdated and the green mat around the clock was very faded and tired-looking. I was able to remove the mats and clock itself from the open back of this piece and created new mats from some Studio Calico scrapbook paper I had on hand. Then I painted the wood a gorgeous sky blue color and sanded some spots to give it a shabby look. Finally, I glazed it using Behr glaze and Burnt Umber paint. I am so happy with it! I was going to list it in my shop but I think she's a keeper. She matches some wooden lamps I picked up 2 weeks ago for $1.99 each...as soon as I find the perfect lampshades, I will post some pics.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Monday!
PS--My sister is having her first baby as I am typing this! Can't wait to become an aunt!