Before I get to the desk and the typewriter, I wanted to share a home & garden community app that my blog is a part of. It’s called bHome and is a great way to connect with some amazing bloggers. It not only grabs our blog feeds, but it also shares our most recent social media posts, so you can get the full picture of everything we share. It’s really pretty cool how it gathers posts and pictures from across different platforms.
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Today, Kriste and I started working around the studio, pricing pieces and adding them to the unorganized pile of things to take to Lucketts. We both have a hard time creating when things get too messy and out of control and things were definitely getting out of control. We had an amazing shopping trip and the finds covered both work tables and a good bit of floor space. I also had a blog reader bring a huge haul of ironstone to the studio to sell to me. The stuff was closing in.
In frustration at the chaos, I finally called out to Kriste, “Do you want to just do this?! Today? Let’s just do this and get it done and organized, so we can create!”
She was totally on board, so we finished pricing everything, packed up all of the ironstone and smalls and organized the furniture, so we had more space to work. Megan was here to help as well and, as they say, many hands make light the load.
The downside of packing everything is that I didn’t get to take pictures of all of it, but I’ll take pictures when we set up on the Wednesday before the market, so be on the lookout for that if you’re coming to shop.
I still have a lot of pieces to share with you, but I decided to show off this desk today and a couple of finds from Friday’s shopping trip…
I took before pictures of most of my furniture, but I somehow missed this one. You can see it in the left bottom corner of this picture, though…
The top had a beautiful patina, so I left that alone and painted the base in Shutter Gray.
I decided to put the paint on this piece without any prep work or Bonding Agent added. We ended up with some nice chipping and I distressed the edges to give it a bit more character. I then finished the entire piece with Hemp Oil, including the top.
Now, I know some of you might not even be looking at the desk. Your gaze was captured by the typewriter, which, I learned by accident today, is called a Caligraph. It has upper and lower case keys (instead of the more efficient shift key) and has the coolest, although clunky, design.
Some of the keys are missing and it’s a little rusty, but I can look past that (and I’m sure someone else will as well.)
And I love the little bell…
Can you just hear the tap-tap-tap-tap-ding!
The Caligraph, desk, Big Ben alarm clock and upholstering sign will all be for sale at the Lucketts Spring Market.
My mom and I did some work at the studio tonight. I have a bunch of boards I’m turning into “antique” signs and we needed to use the projector to get the lettering and designs transferred to the boards. In order to do that, we needed darkness, so it’s a job that had to be done at night. I also had a couple of evening photo shoots I needed to do for a freelance project, so I got those done while we were there.
We now have about ten signs chalked out and ready to paint! There’s still a lot to do, but we’re nearing the finish line…