Thursday, September 16, 2010

Getting Ready for the Fall Festival

I am working like a mad woman to get ready for the Newport News Fall Festival and decided I needed more display pieces -especially some that have height. For those of you that like primitive-this definitely looks primitive. It is VERY chippy and buckled in places.

This cabinet was given to me and has been sitting out in the yard for a while. I am eventually going to use it for a garden cabinet.

Here's what I started with: 

After scraping and sanding I gave it a few coats of Oops! paint then I marked off a grid:

Then diamonds (harlequin):

Then I began painting


I only have about 2 weeks left to finish this and since I am only working on it at night (to give my back a break from sewing all day) I don't know how far I'll get. I'll keep you posted :-)

4 comments:

Granny J said...

I love the color of your oops paint. That cabinet is going to look great. I know what you mean about giving your back a break. I can only sew for a few minutes at a time and then have to take a break.

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

wow! getting ready for a show, sewing all day and painting at night? Makes me tired just thinking about it.
I'm so impatient I couldn't stand to drag out a painting job like that! you rock!
It's going to be fabulous. What are you sewing?
gail

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

wow! getting ready for a show, sewing all day and painting at night? Makes me tired just thinking about it.
I'm so impatient I couldn't stand to drag out a painting job like that! you rock!
It's going to be fabulous. What are you sewing?
gail

Louise said...

Girl you are wearing me out!!
How will anybody be able to resist your wares with such a beautiful presentation!