Well the warehouse sale has come and gone. Thank you all for coming and braving the hot temperatures. We are so thankful that it cooled off on Friday and Saturday. Lots of you got to take many treasures home with you and we are so glad!
Some of you have asked about some of my latest projects so I decided to show one to you that has just sold. But, it was fun to see how it was transformed. That’s what I like about painting. This one is a chest that a customer sold to me last year. (Just getting around to painting it.) I wanted it to be unique so I decided to paint the drawers red and antique the rest of the chest.
I used General Finishes Gel Stain for the top, sides, and the drawer that was not painted. I wanted the art work on the top drawer to show through. Now, I love General Finishes Gel Stain. I have used it in so many different ways. Ways that are not even suggested uses for it. All of the stains dry beautifully in a relatively short amount of time,EXCEPT one. It is the black one. This stain that I used on this chest was “Antique Walnut” and “Java”. I love how it turned out and it was a lot of fun to do.
The black stain is beautiful. However, you must count on it taking a long time to dry. Try 3 weeks! Yes, my bedroom furniture took 3 weeks to dry completely! I did some of it in my bedroom, and some I took out to the shop which is a warmer environment. It dried much faster in the shop which is much warmer. I am going to share a picture of the furniture after my carpet is laid and the project is nearing completion. I love how it turned out, but it takes FOREVER to dry.
We’ve got lots of stuff going on right now. Our Autumn and Christmas items are coming in almost daily. I am going to be teaching a “Make it and Take it” workshop in August. I’ll send you all an invitation in a day or two.
Plus, we are staging the shop (my barn) for an incredible Fall and Christmas season. And of course, we’re working on special items to sell in the shop. Every Autumn floral I create, makes me long for those wonderful Fall days.
So mark your calendars for the first week of September for an incredible Fall event. September 5 – 9. Let’s hope the weather cools down before then.
Blessings to you all,