Sunday, September 4, 2011

Updates and Makeovers




I'm sorry to say, I haven't been in a blogging mood lately. I think that happens to me at the end of every Summer. I've been busy with lots of Jazz "hoopla". First, we helped my cousin Michelle pack up her stuff from Jazz and sadly said goodbye to her. It was a sorrowful parting of the ways and she will be missed. Now I have to figure out a way to fill the whole space myself AND pay the full space rent! Scary but exciting as well.

 Michelle has begun a new journey making jewelery. She made both necklaces we had on in the pictures and so far is making big bucks off her family! She's doing pretty darn well selling to other customers non-related as well. You can find her Rockin' Heart Jewelry Facebook page on the sidebar to see more of her fabulous work!



So once I had the run of the whole space, I hauled in these pretties.




Then a few days later, this butcher block island sold. So I had to take something else in.




Thankfully I had another piece waiting. Not this piece. I just found this picture and got the inspiration to "dirty up" a dresser I had already painted white, because I thought it was a bit boring.




I came up with this.



Now the paint on this dresser was regular latex satin. I added a coat of my Annie Sloan clear wax and then dark wax. Learning curve~satin paint doesn't absorb the wax like the AS Chalk Paint. I figured it wouldn't. When I buffed most of the "dirt" the dark wax rubbed off and it didn't end up looking as dirty as I would have liked. Next time I'm going to get some flat white and see how that works.




Someone must have thought it was dirty enough though because I just got the word tonight that it sold today. Two days after I took it in. I also sold an ottoman I covered in a burlap sack that turned out really cool. I'm so mad I didn't get a picture! It was a last minute decision to take it in and it sold the next day. I hate it when I do that. Now I have to scramble to get something else in the dresser's place.




Good thing I found THIS over the weekend.  Cute right. She already has her new paint job, I just need to add the wax. Think GREEN. Yes, my newest obsession is ASCP Antibes Green.




I think it's gonna be a hard piece to part with.




Got these two little beauties this weekend too. Makeovers already in progress.




And these two chairs. Think GREEN again. I know, I'm bad. If people hate the color I might be in trouble but so far I've been told I'm getting good feedback on it.

BTW~ I finally joined the Facebook craze and have created a page for All That Jazz. I have been trying to add updates to it as things go into the shop. Another reason I haven't been blogging. This Facebook thing is a bit complicated. If you check it out, please feel free to LIKE the page so you can get updates on your wall. Don't you just love modern technology. 
 
Hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend! Have a terrific week!

~Tara

5 comments:

Ann@StylishOnceAgain said...

I love your booth and share your problem with keeping it full. I have three booths total, so I know it's constant turnover. would love to have you share your makovers on my Restyled Sunday's party.

Town and Country Gals said...

Tara,
Sad Michelle has moved, change is hard but also exciting and fun! You have found some cool things! Your space looks great! It's exciting that things are moving for you, it's pretty slow here, starting to pick up some, here, fall is always better then summer.
Rebecca

Simply Me said...

Me too , Love the booth!! Love the dresser... Hope you have a great week!

Cousin B said...

Your booth is fantastic! I love those two chairs you are redoing too.

A Cottage Muse said...

Loving all you are sharing Tara!