I’ve been on a tray kick of late.
Trays are the closest thing to working on furniture that I can do right now.
I get to find a beat up old tray at a thrift store, patch and paint it and change it up into something (hopefully) cooler.
Since I had a back log of un-spruced up trays (because as we all know it’s way more fun to find/hoard the thing than it is to actually buckle down and do the makeover) heading into the Patchwork show this last weekend I got busy.
Oh, did I mention I’m also on a slat kick? Long time readers may feel this is more of an addiction than a kick….but I digress.
It’s just that I have tons of random bits of scrap wood and I’m always looking for ways to use it up. I’ve discovered that I can do fun things by turning them into slats for signs and such so I thought – why not combine my kicks (I’m the Rockettes of DIY)
Then, on the painted side – using my bathing beauty friends
and some text – got to work with my Wall Lenk tool. (for those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about you can find a full tutorial about how to do image transfer with a Wall Lenk tool HERE and you can see how I do my trays HERE)
Up next I changed gears and made a collage with my wealth of dairy label graphics (along with some help from Angie at Knick of Time and her generous free downloads. While you’re perusing her site be sure to check out her awesome stencils too – great designs).
And then it was back to slats and a slightly altered Cabins for Rent coat hanger graphic combined with a bit of a forest graphic from an old postcard.
(Yes, in retrospect it occurs to me that maybe, just maybe I should have taken a little more time with design and, I don’t know……found a graphic of a CABIN!!!! perhaps? Details, details……)
Unfortunately the customers weren’t quite as ready. I did an extremely solid business in compliments……nooooooot so much in sales. Sold a little bit of everything but not a lot of anything – you know what I mean? It was fine, profit was made and possible future customers acquired. It’s just more fun to be crazy-busy all day, sell out and have nothing left to pack up at the end. Ah well.
Well, to be honest, it’s on to Halloween!?! Weird I know but my next two shows in July (back to back- this should be interesting) are both Halloween themed so I must turn my thoughts to pumpkins and ghosts.