I went out shopping on Thursday, mainly in the hopes of finding an island and chandelier to use in my space at Lucketts, but I found three great (really cheap) dressers, a cute child’s antique wheel barrow, some old boards (for signs) and a bunch of table legs. Why in the world would I want table legs? I saw them and at first thought, “Those are so cool, but what would I do with them?” I wasn’t sure, so I left them and kept looking. I couldn’t help revisiting the table legs before I left and a thought hit me. “I could use them to show my paint colors at Lucketts!” Bingo! There were only 11 and I have 12 colors, so I’m on the lookout for one more. I’m leaving white (“Ironstone”) out for now, since most people aren’t concerned about what white is going to look like.
I’ve been painting them in my colors as I’m working on paint decks for a couple designers I’m working with and my manufacturer. It’s fun to see the “line” together. They’re actually pretty strong colors, but I like strong colors on furniture and I am going to show how to mix and lighten colors for different shades and tones.
With everything I have going on, I’m trying to think of ways I can “work smarter, not harder.” So, I thought I would try selling German glass glitter instead of the letters. That way people can make their own. I’m starting with six bottles to see how it goes.
I know. $24 for glitter?!? Well, it’s the most gorgeous glitter in the world, made out of crushed glass that sparkles like nobody’s business. For me, it’s worth the expense, since it is so superior to craft glitter. I also wanted to sell it in generous (10 oz) bottles, so people could make a bunch of letters or ornaments or crafts or whatever.
I loved thinking through the packaging for these. I’m learning I really like that sort of thing. I didn’t know I did, but I’ve enjoyed that with the milk paint line.
Click HERE if you’d like to watch my video tutorial on making glitter letters.
Tonight my blog world and my real world are colliding. Kelli from Restore Interiors and her family are in DC, which isn’t far from me, so they’re coming over for dinner tonight! It’s easy to get stuck in the bubble of my family, church and work, so it’s nice to break out of that.