I’ve been itching to work on some furniture for months now but lacked:
- A-the furniture
- B- a venue in which to sell it.
Both of my problems were solved when
- B – Thanks to my friend Nicki I was accepted into the Little French Market where I can sell both furniture and my coasters but I don’t have to rent a truck to get it there.
Aimee’s table was in good shape structurally but the finish was pretty well shot.
And I had a vision!
So first up – a good cleaning, sanding and priming.
For the text I wanted to use my Cameo rather than the blender pen of the past (see! Radically new!). So I painted the apron of the table black and then distressed it a bit and taped off a straight line to keep my text even.
And then the trouble began.
Me and the Cameo just don’t get along. For some reason it won’t actually connect with my computer so I have to do all these work-arounds. And –when I do get it going it never quite does what I thought I’d told it to do.
I realize you could blame me for that but I prefer to blame the inanimate, non-sentient piece of equipment. Thanks for your input though.
Except that font wasn’t a great choice. All those tiny, thin connecting lines don’t quite connect and I had to….. Pick. Out. Each. Delicate. Letter. One. At. A. Time.
Aaand I just noticed two things.
I forgot to put the little metal feet back on it – easy fix.
And I missed the period at the end of the quote so now, rather than looking like a quote from Emerson it looks like I’m informing someone named Emerson of the news about friends and houses.
I see a sharpie in my future.
If any of you are local please come visit me and my chatty furniture at the Little French MarketSaturday & Sunday November 17th and 18th 19130 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA 8AM -3PM