Friday, October 31, 2014

Before and After: The Marble Top Side Table

Happy Halloween, friends! This month has flown by for me and I didn't get any Halloween craft tutorials up -- whoops! I'm actually on my way to Nashville today with Crystal Padilla Music to record our Christmas single! I'm so excited to see what God does through this song. Would you be praying for us this weekend? Oh, and I'll post the song once it's all finished! 
Now, onto the marble top side table!
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If you've followed me for a bit, you know that I have a craft and furniture booth at Hodge Podge Antiques. I  also work there and at Markets of Monroe during the week (they're sister stores). I've recently started to redo furniture for my boss and I'm loving it! They're pieces that aren't necessarily my "style," so it pushes me outside of my comfort zone. For example: this marble top table! 

Here's what I started with:

Before and After: The Marble Top Side Table
(Obviously, I removed the marble top before taking this photo. Whoops!)

I spray painted the table white (spray paint seemed to be the easiest option because of all the grooves and curves) and then I sprayed it with Rust-Oleum's Metallic spray paint in "Pearl Mist." It added warmth and elegance to the average white and I loved it! I will say, though, that I tried to spray just the "Pearl Mist" before the white, and the yellow still showed through. It wasn't the ideal look I was going for, so I would recommend doing a base coat first.

The After:

Before and After: The Marble Top Side Table

Before and After: The Marble Top Side Table
Before and After: The Marble Top Side Table
Before and After: The Marble Top Side Table

Isn't it lovely?


This cutie is available at Markets of Monroe in Monroe, Georgia if you're interested!

Linking up to these awesome parties:

Monday-- Monday Funday at C.R.A.F.T; Manic Monday at Serendipity and Spice; What's In the Gunny Sack Link Party at The Gunny Sack; Weekend Warrior Mondays at Ask Anna; Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple; Tuesday--  Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm; Be Inspired at Elizabeth & Co.; Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife; Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Kammy's Korner; Wednesday-- Show Off Your Stuff Party at Fireflies and JellybeansUnder $100 Linky Party at Beyond the Picket Fence; Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style; Thursday-- Thriving on Thursdays at Domesblissity; Catch a Glimpse Thursday at a Glimpse Inside; Hookin' Up With House of Hepworths; Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage; Everything But The Kitchen Sink at A Little Knick Knack; Friday-- Financial Friday Link-Up at The Grant Life; Feature Friday at Blissful and Domestic; A Pinteresting Link Party at Tutus and Tea Parties; Tickled Pink at 504 MainFriday Frolic at Pocket Full of Pink; Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and JelloWeekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now; Frugal Friday at the Shabby Nest; Functional Friday at The Not So Functional Housewife; Inspire Me Please at Liz Marie; Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed Saturday-- Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter; Head to Head Showdown Saturday at I Can't Stop Crafting; Funky Junk's Saturday Night Special; Get Schooled Saturday at Too Much Time on My Hands; Sunday-- Sundae Scoop on I Heart Nap Time; Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming; Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes;

Monday, October 27, 2014

Christmas Craft and Furniture Booth 2014

Christmas Craft and Furniture Booth 2014

It's October and I'm talking about Christmas. I know, I know. In retail world, though, now is the time to get out the Christmas merchandise. Believe it or not, we had customers ask about Christmas stuff last month. Anyway, last year I felt like I put my Christmas stuff out too late, so I made sure that it all went out early this year. Another thing I wanted to focus on this year: a theme. If I go crazy with all sorts of Christmas items, it can look like a hot mess. This year's theme: red, white, and burlap!

Christmas Craft and Furniture Booth 2014

Another change: no Christmas tree. I know, it seems crazy, but the tree took up too much space last year and I don't have a lot of Christmas ornaments to sell this year. Instead, I was inspired by this spool shelf on Pinterest. I took 3 electrical spools and an old star tree topper and painted them white. Then, I paired them with a large bass drum to create this cutie:

Christmas Craft and Furniture Booth 2014

I'm still working on items to put on the shelves, but for now, my burlap stockings are on there. 

Christmas Craft and Furniture Booth 2014

 A personal decision I made this year: I won't invest in too much Christmas merchandise. This isn't  because Christmas stuff doesn't sell, but because I found that I had a lot of Christmas stuff left over last year. My focus is always on selling furniture, so I try to paint them to go with the Christmas theme (red and white). The same can go for decor -- I can sell a red or white picture frame long after Christmas is over! Of course, I have some items that are specifically geared towards Christmas, but I won't invest as much as I did last year. I hope that makes sense!

Christmas Craft and Furniture Booth 2014

I'm still working on furniture and decor items with Christmas in mind, but this is what I have so far! I sold my gray retro side tables last week, so I already have tons of work to do to fill the space!

What Christmas items would you add to my booth?

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Linking up to these awesome parties:

Monday-- Monday Funday at C.R.A.F.T; Manic Monday at Serendipity and Spice; What's In the Gunny Sack Link Party at The Gunny Sack; Weekend Warrior Mondays at Ask Anna; Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple; Tuesday--  Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm; Be Inspired at Elizabeth & Co.; Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife; Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Kammy's Korner; Wednesday-- Show Off Your Stuff Party at Fireflies and JellybeansUnder $100 Linky Party at Beyond the Picket Fence; Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style; Thursday-- Thriving on Thursdays at Domesblissity; Catch a Glimpse Thursday at a Glimpse Inside; Hookin' Up With House of Hepworths; Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage; Everything But The Kitchen Sink at A Little Knick Knack; Friday-- Financial Friday Link-Up at The Grant Life; Feature Friday at Blissful and Domestic; A Pinteresting Link Party at Tutus and Tea Parties; Tickled Pink at 504 MainFriday Frolic at Pocket Full of Pink; Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and JelloWeekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now; Frugal Friday at the Shabby Nest; Functional Friday at The Not So Functional Housewife; Inspire Me Please at Liz Marie; Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed Saturday-- Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter; Head to Head Showdown Saturday at I Can't Stop Crafting; Funky Junk's Saturday Night Special; Get Schooled Saturday at Too Much Time on My Hands; Sunday-- Sundae Scoop on I Heart Nap Time; Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming; Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes;
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