Before and After
Just in case you haven't been able to pick up your July POV magazine. I am going to give you a sneak peek at my ad.
Notice anything different about this ad??? yep, that's right.... I am in the picture!!! It wasn't the easiest thing to do but I think it came out great, thanks to my daughter who is actually the one who took the picture. I also started advertising for the Antique show coming up in September. I cannot wait till its here and all of my pieces are done and set up, until then I will spend many days covered in paint and many nights thinking about what color I want to be covered in tomorrow!
Back to the ad....the desk that I am sitting on was a fantastic find. I really had a hard time hiding how much I wanted it when negotiating price. Many nights I thought about what exactly to do with it....Do I paint it? strip it and stain it? Paint it two-toned? turquoise? white? blue? The possibilities were endless. (That's truly one of my favorite parts thinking about all the possibilities) I thought about it for awhile, then I decided! To tell the truth I don't really decide and then do it, I kind of decide as I go so I just got to work. First I started by stripping the top and staining it, which is not something I really mind doing. I love seeing the old, gunky paint peel off and expose the beautiful wood underneath. Then when that was done, I experimented with paint colors and combinations until I decided on this.........
She is now ready for the show!
Come see this desk at the 37th Annual Bayou Lafourche Antiques Show and Sale, September 6,7 & 8, 2013 at the Warren J. Harang, Jr. Municipal Auditorium in Thibodaux, Louisiana.
Posted on Tue, July 2, 2013
by Mandy Loescher filed under