The build up is always so hectic (because I am disorganized!) and then on the day of it’s up at 4:45 to get there and get set-up by 6:30 or so and then pack it all up again, home, unpack the truck, return the truck, and collapse.
Monday always seems like a fresh, new start.
It turned out to be the best Rose Bowl yet! The weather was perfect, I got to hang out a bit with Nicki of Nicki Huard Creations (whose husband assures me will soon blast into the 21st century and have her own web site so you can actually SEE her cool stuff – her teapot lamps are awesome!).
The little blue table I blogged about last time sold quickly. Coasters flew away and a lovely woman who is just opening a store nearby pretty much cleaned me out of candle blocks!
I’d made a few new things as well like the Hello sign at the top of this post.
My scroll saw skills are getting better (and by “better” I mean I made it without cursing – so I guess that would make it a curs-less cursive) so I made another one in blue with a little more distress to it.
And I’d been working all week on my latest secretary desk and although it didn’t sell it got a lot of admirers.
Here are the before during and after shots.
She was in really good shape so all it took was some sanding
And then, as always, I got stuck on color. My goal for this Rose Bowl was to create a kind of unified palette (I totally failed btw) – so I had some leftover Restoration Hardware Silver Sage paint and I decided that would be the color……so I painted the drawers:
Now, in the past I swear this paper has perfectly matched this paint color but for some reason…..not so much this time.
I like the final result but I’m concerned it may only really appeal to the color blind crowd (a distinctly underserved market don’t you think?!)