In these photos the weather looks so pretty right?.....well, a few minutes later, Mother Nature decided to turn on the wind machine....as well as the time to freeze your buns off button....and it stayed windy and really cold the whole show. Even with the weather to contend with, the show was great.
Laurie and Jeff always put on a great show....and I always love visiting with the shoppers.
For this show, I painted the furniture all sorts of different ways. I made some homemade chalk paint...which I have to say turned out to work better than I thought. You see that large round dining table in the photo above (which had a formica top), I painted that with the homemade chalk paint and it turned out great...it looked even better after I used some dark wax on it to mute the gray color a bit. I also did some dry brushing and watered down paint too....and let me tell you, I love using dark wax to mute and age the freshly painted furniture. The wax just gives it this wonderfully aged look and gives the paint some dimension.....the other great bonus is that it seals the paint too...love that.