At the beginning of the year I was all fired up to remodel our kitchen. I started by building a new Kitchen Island.
The look I was going for was a vintage shop counter. The kitchen remodel stopped there though because as I mentioned above I quit my day job to pursue my passion. It's been an amazing journey for me. I plan to post more about it (the good, bad, and the ugly) soon for those of you who have thought of doing it yourself.
I started by renting a small space in a local gift shop.
I also decided to try my luck selling on Craig's List. For the most part it works pretty well. All the above items sold within a week but not everything I've posted has.
Then I DIY'd some Built in cabinets for our Dining Room. Totally abandoning the kitchen.
As well as a Ship's Ladder, my favorite Home Improvement Project to date. If you click on the link you will see the nightmare that was there before. Major Improvement. I just think they are so darn cute.
Then it was Spring and I did a little work in the garden and built a Gate and Trellis out of Pallets and some reclaimed wood.
By this time the Store I had my space in downsized so I went looking for a space somewhere else and found a home at Abundance Vintage in Downtown Centralia.
I started by consigning a few pieces which led to renting the window for a month, then my own space. This is when all projects at home stopped because I decided to focus on pieces I could sell. I have been building, re-purposing and painting for a long time but never to sell. It's a totally different deal when you want to sell your creations. I have really enjoyed figuring it all out and hope to find a better balance in 2013. Here's a few of my favorite items that I have either built or refurbished to sell.
1. Roll Top Desk, 2. Coffee Sack Chair, 3.Color Block Dresser, 4.Four Poster Bench, 5.Bookcase out of Bi fold Doors, 6. DIY Mantel, 7. Beadboard Cupboard, 8. Rustic Table, 9. Table for Salvaged Parts
I have some exciting things coming up in the New Year including teaching Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Classes at Abundance Vintage. There couldn't be a more perfect product for me to talk about. I love distressed chippy finishes and what this product can do. If you are local and interested in taking a class visit Abundance Vintage on facebook or send me an email for details.
I want to thank all of you who read my blog. It seems whenever I need a boost one of you will come through for me with a thoughtful email or comment. I hope that once in awhile I come through for you too with some inspiration. Here's to another great year!
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