I have good news! I am doing my very first craft show February 2nd.
The bad news: I have nothing ready for it.
I am not exaggerating here people. I am freaking out! I had custom pieces that nearly killed me, due right up until Christmas Eve day. I kept telling myself that if I could just hold out until Christmas, I would then give myself a few weeks off to recuperate and regroup.
Then I found out I was doing this craft show, and I only had 4 weeks to get ready for it. I felt a bit stressed then, but I knew I had 3 finished pieces under my belt, and that I had time to crank out some more.
Here’s the problem: the big aqua dresser I just finished sold the day I posted it on my blog. Not good, I was going to bring that to the show — please don’t misunderstand … I’m thrilled it sold, but now I have one less piece. So that left me down to two pieces, plus the two new pieces I have started.
Yesterday someone calls about the finished sideboard/couch table I had left. She comes over to take a look and notices the two half finished pieces I am working on and wants to buy both. Again, yay they sold, but now I have one freaking piece left to fill my booth. Yup. One piece of furniture.
I can’t let that happen.
So today I spent the day working on the two half-finished pieces which I can hopefully get finished in the next two days. AND THEN I can start figuring out what the holy heck I’m going to bring to the show.
If you are one of the other lovely ladies I am doing the show with, please don’t freak out (OK, maybe freak out at little bit). I WILL (or at least I’m fairly certain) have some pieces completed, come Hell or highwater.
Sleep is so over rated.
Here is my newest little night stand.
I got this nightstand at a yard sale this summer. It had definitely seen better days. Very dirty and scratched up, and it needed some sprucing up.
I used some turquoise DIY chalkpaint (recipe can be found here), and it took a about three coats. I distressed it, and coated it with a couple coats of clear wax. Looks sooo much better!