Monday, April 1, 2013

Getting Projects Done ~ Quickly

I have a few projects I’ve been working on to share today.  One is this simple stool I found at Goodwill.  It was perfect with its white base. 

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After a cleaning, all I had to do was paint the top with French Linen chalk paint and I added a Paris stencil.  I’m going to give it a light sanding and put a coat of clear wax on top.

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The second piece was inspired by a footstool I had seen on the Ballard Design website.  This one, which was originally $149.00, but is now $89.00.  It’s about the same size, too.

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I found this footstool, just begging for a makeover.

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Two coats of black satin paint on the base and some French Document fabric {from Ballard’s and it’s the $14.99 a yard one} and I’ve got my own for considerably less.

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Why the “quickly” in my title?  Well, it’s because I’ve finally found an antique mall that is not far from me with available booth space!  I’ve rented a space and I need to get it filled.  I’m paying for April so the faster I fill it, the better!  These two pieces are just a start.  I need to find some larger pieces, like a table, a chest or dresser and I was thinking a small bookcase might be good.  Because the floor is just cement and I don’t really have time to paint or do anything else with it, I ordered this diamond patterned area rug from Walmart.

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I should have this by Monday or Tuesday.  I’ve already brought some things that can be hung on the wall and will be adding to the booth for the next couple of weeks.  I will post a picture in the near future so you can follow along with me as I set up my booth.  This is my first booth and I’m really excited about this new venture!

Linking up with

Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House

Knock Our Socks Off at JoJo & Eloise

Swing Into Spring at DIY by Design

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

38 comments:

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Both pieces are great. Good luck filling your booth and I wish you lots of success.

Okio B Designs said...

Good luck with the booth! I love that foot stool. I'll bet someone snatches that up pretty quickly. I know I would!

Jeanine

Debbiedoo's said...

how fun! Love that stool. Good luck with the booth, that is so exciting Kathy!~

Olive said...

That is awfully exciting. As talented as you are you will fill that space in no time. The footstool is splendid. I have a thing for footstools and have three around me right now. xo, olive

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the barstool and the little footstool. Congrats on the new booth, I know you will do really well, you are so talented. Hugs, Marty

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Great job on both of your creative pieces. How exciting to be getting a space in the antique mall. I'm sure it will be a huge success!

Laurie@SimplyCreatingHome said...

Beautiful pieces! Blessings to you as you branch out!

Gail said...

O'Kathy, what a wonderful start! I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see your space.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Best of luck on the booth Kathy!! I was retired, I'd have a space too sigh just don't have the time to do both, too old to work two jobs lol

Xox
Marsha

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I have three of those stolls waiting in line for a makeover, and I've already donr the footstool! Great minds...yours are lovely! Good luck on the new venture!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Oh, Kathy, I'm so excited for you! I've been so afraid to take that leap of faith, but would love to! The stools are a wonderful start- I especially love the padded one! :)

Judy K said...

Kathy that sounds so exciting. I can't wait to see what else you make to fill it up with.

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

Nice job... love them!

Jennifer O'Brien said...

Cathy, that is so wonderful & exciting for you! Thank you for leaving such a thoughful post. I wish you the best of luck, I am sure you will do great as your things are beautiful!Jen @ City Farmhouse

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Kathy, Congrats on your new direction with booth space. I wish you much success!! I worked on this path for many years before I went on line, so I know you are going to have so much fun. Your two new items are fabulous. Love the rug you ordered too.
Just wish I could come shop in your booth.
Hugs, CM

sweetvintageofmine said...

Hi Kathy! Congrats on getting a booth at the Antique Mall!! I'm sure you will do very well~~~your work, re-purposing is beautiful. I love the stool and the chair! One is as pretty as the other~~~As for your question, "OVER THE MOON" Vintage Mkt show will be held this Fri. 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. (an evening show) and Sat Apr. 6 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. It is right outside Cinti...The Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds in Lawrenceburg, IND. I will be posting more info on my blog starting WED. Go to the FB PAGE OVER THE MOON Vintage Mkt show!! Thanks for asking! It's gonna be a GREAT, PREMIERE show!

Missy George said...

I love the stool..I'm a big fan of that fabric...

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Hey Kathy...congrats on the booth...I know you will have so much fun with it!!!...Love both of the stools!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Hello Kathy,
Congrats on your first booth...so happy for ya:) Your first two items will go fast!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Kelly said...

I love your stools! You really captured that Ballard's design well. Congrats on getting a booth too! That will be fun, I bet. I know that will keep you very busy too.

lynn said...

booths are a lot of fun--congrats on your new adventure,kathy:) LOVE how the stools turned out! great rug!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

How exciting for you! This is a great start, however I am sure they will sell very quickly, so you better keep painting :-)

Maria Elena said...

Love your stools, Kathy! You did a great job with both of them! Congratulations on your new booth! How exciting! I would love if you stop by and link up this post to my weekly party. It is live now. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Jamie said...

That's exciting about your booth, Kathy! I can't wait to see pics when it's all done. The first stool is super cute with the Paris stencil. The second one looks so completely different! I love that fabric and the black paint. Have a great week. ~ Jamie

Stitchfork said...

You'll be a smashing success K!!

Carolyn said...

Good luck with your new booth! You do lots of great projects so I am sure they will be snapped up quickly.

Carolyn

Holly Browning said...

How exciting that you have a new booth. You will do well. You are creative and have a good eye for style. Love the foot stool and the bar stool. Great job!

Rebecca Nelson said...

Have fun filling up your booth my friend. I think I'm getting something, too (per your comment on my blog). I feel achy and crummy. My hubbs is out of town and THAT is probably why I don't feel well. I hate it when he's gone.

LOVE THAT PARIS STOOL!

xoRebecca

Shelia said...

Hi Kathy! Oh, your stools turned out great! I wish you the best in your booth. I'm sure you'll find lots more pieces to spiff up! Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Andrea said...

I was admiring that Ballard's stool online. Yours turned out so great!

Melissa Skidmore said...

Great makeovers! The Ballard copy is perfect! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

oooh how exciting! Now you have to fill up your space. Are you not doing etsy anymore?

Those are great makeovers!

mysweetdiary said...

Hiii..Your creations and blog are so wonderful..I'm very happy to discover your blog..I will follow you:))

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Good luck with your booth Kathy...I love both pieces!

Micupoftea~ said...

Kathy, these are fabulous make-overs! wow! Good luck with your booth. You are off to a great start :)
Shawn

Botanic Bleu said...

Good luck on your new booth. You're going to need many more pieces because these two will fly out the door as soon as you put them in the booth.

Looking forward to more posts about your new adventure...

pam {simple details} said...

How exciting, Kathy! I'm sure you'll have it will be filled with great treasures in no time! Wishing you all the best with it!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

How exciting about your booth! The little projects are simply perfect! You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Sunday Showcase from last week's Make it Pretty Monday party. Pop on in and grab a Sunday Showcase feature button. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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