About a month ago I posted this picture onto Facebook to figure out what color to paint it.  I received numerous suggestions... to name a few: black, teal, yellow, old white, plum, even the Sistine Chapel!  Unfortunately, I did not go with any of those... haha.  Sorry to those who gave suggestions (I truly appreciate it), but I found someone who just "had to have" this piece so I had to go with what the buyer wanted.  

The individual that wanted this piece has a great eye for color.  The colors in her house just make you smile.  She chose Behr Asparagus for this very old and one-of-a-kind magazine holder/sewing side table.  All in all it was in pretty good shape.  A little glue, a little sanding, some paint and ta-da!!

 I did use my handy-dandy Websters mixed with my $3 paint sample.  Then, I waxed with Fiddes clear wax and a little bit of dark wax to add a touch of detail.  I love the way the legs turned out.  I sanded the piece with my sanding block, but used my Electric sander for the legs.  Isn't it delicious?!?!  Green is my favorite color so this was very hard to give up.  :)

Here it is used as a cookbook holder/media table in the heart of the home... the kitchen!

Happy thoughts???

Here's one more green goody I did for the show and sold right away!!
It's an old shoe shine box turned storage box.


Isn't it amazing what a little paint can do.  I did the same exact technique here as I did above.  I added some colorful paper to the inside.  I applied Modge Podge to the box, placed my paper, and Modge Podged another coat.  Easy peasie!  :)

Well, I did it!  I'm officially a millionaire!!  Just kidding... but I did survive my very first show!  It was so much fun and so much work.  I am still recovering from standing all day (12+ hours to be exact)!  I can not believe the turnout and the amazing friends and family that came to support me.  

First and foremost I have to give a shout out to my mom and sister.  My mom watched the kids for me, helped me finish projects, loaded and unloaded all of my treasures twice, and sat with me all day long to take money.  My sister even took the day off of work to help me get through the show.  We were sardines in our area, but we had a blast.  I will definitely do it again (but only with their help...lol)!!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and I apologize for those I was unable to chat with.  It means the world to me to know I have so many followers.  When I started this furniture stuff and then decided to blog, I would have never guessed that it would take off the way it has.  I am seriously holding back tears as I type this.  I AM the blogger that posts a piece and then checks every five minutes to see how many people have viewed it and then high-five my husband as the numbers go up.  

Sooooo to wrap it up, I just want to say thank you so much to everyone!  I will do my absolute best to wow you, inspire you to finish that ugly piece hidden in your basement, as well as try and teach you a thing or two from what I have learned myself.  :)

For those that could not make it to the show (my dear Fort Wayne, FL, and AZ family)... I have a few pictures from the show.  As you walked into the building and went down the hallway I was the first booth in the building!!  Lots of traffic and it was awesome!

Believe it or not... every single seat crate sold and I even have an order for 3 more!!  Most of the furniture sold as well.  You know what that means????  More shopping!!!  

OK here is the other half of my booth... my mom's cards!!  My mom has been making cards for years now and they just keep getting better and better and cuter and cuter.  She was a huge hit at the show as well.  Check out her super cute display on a vintage shutter:

Here are some close-ups of some of my personal favorites.

I love her stocking stuffer candies and her owl mini cards.  They are perfect for presents.  She works so hard on her cards and you can certainly tell.  The vintage typewriter was a favorite at the show, too!  

The rush to get ready for the show is over, but the rush in finding new pieces is on!  Thanks again!!

XOXO Mallory :)

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