Sunday, August 24, 2008

It's Show and Tell Monday again ...


I was away last week and happy to be back for this Monday. I have been painting as much as I can in between doing things with the kids and hubby for our final days of summer break. This summer sure went by fast!!! Anyway, I got several things completed and ready to move out of my workspace. This dresser is for a client. It's hard to see but it's painted in the most beautiful shade of soft green, called Robin's Nest. I love when clients want a color other than white, especially if it turns out to be something I like. Then I use it on a few of my own pieces.












I also finished up several pieces I had been working on this weekend. A server, a small side table, and a coffee table, all painted soft white and distressed. They are going to the shop this week. I have been busy with custom orders so the shop has been a bit neglected. I like to add new furniture whenever I can and change things around to keep customers interested and coming back.





















Finally, I have been working on my packaging and presentation, both in shipping website orders and with my furniture. I never paint the inside of the drawers because it takes too much time and adds too much to the cost. Most of the time something should be done to the insides so I decided to line every drawer with pretty scented drawer liners (that I got at the Christmas Tree Shops quite inexpensively). It gives each piece a whole new look (and smell)!


Thanks for visiting ...

25 comments:

Lisa said...

I love you painted furniture so much. It is just gorgeous. I like the Robins Nest color too, it's very subtle. The scented paper will make a nice touch in the drawers.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com
www.palepinkandroses.typepad.com

Dianne Hadaway said...

Lovely lovely lovely Jennifer! I love your painted furniture! I am off right now to browse at your website. I really need a sideboard or something for my dining room, which is my next project for decorating. I wish I had the nerve to paint my dining room set, but it's in such great condition for a 1960's set that I guess I'll leave it original for a while. Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

I use the drawer liners also...wish we had a Christmas Tree shop closer...I get mine at TJs!
Susan *dutchrose*

Beloved Creations said...

I love drawer linners my self and anytime I get some as a gift, I go reline my dresser drawers. The painted furniture looks great too.

kath@retromantic antiques said...

the furniture looks great. It's fun to see an average or even ugly piece come to life with pretty paint isn't it? k

gail said...

I really like what you have done with these pieces. The soft green is just gorgeous. What a great idea to line the drawers with pretty scented paper. Iam sure your customers love that extra touch. Happy creating...luv,gail

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Love the Robin's Nest color...and you have been busy busy !

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Jennifer,

I just love white furniture. My bedroom and living room used to be a brown color ,but now it's all white and I love it. Wish I could have them all! lol
I also love the Robins Nest color. So pretty.
Have a great week!
Janet
Janet's Creative Pillows

Michelle M. May said...

Great idea about lining the drawer's. What a nice finishing touch and so unique. Love the soft blue color.

Hugs,
Michelle

Cathy said...

Hi Jennifer,

I love the idea of using those lovely drawer liners as packaging. How pretty and that bureau is 2DIE4. Your post is soft and lovely! I really enjoyed it.

Shabby Shan said...

Hi Jennifer,
I love your painted furniture! I am planning on painting my bedroom furniture soon. I hope my turns out as pretty as yours does!
Have a nice week!
Shannon
shabbyshanscottage.blogspot.com

Inka Thomas said...

Jennifer,
I love the pieces you painted and the color is so soft.
Inka

cathy said...

So pretty! I particularily like the coffee table!

Patricia said...

Love scented paper in drawers, adds such a nice touch. The color didn't show up so well on my computer, looks off white, darn.

Pat

Susie said...

You've been a busy gal Jennifer! I like the idea of the scented drawer liners. It smells up the whole room.
Susie ~ The Polka Dot Rose

Flowerchild Clay Queen Angel Heart Designs said...

Hi! Jennifer..I love those pieces..and lining the drawers with the paper...what a great idea!
Thank you for shraing and stopping by..
Cindy :)

Silena said...

Hi Jennifer,
Sigh, sigh.....I just love painted white furniture and you are certainly the master because your pieces are gorgeous...I love them...let's see, hmmm, I think I'll take one of each (wishful thinking)....thanks for sharing!!

Debbie said...

Hi Jennifer....your painted furniture is so pretty and adding the scented drawer liners was a great idea!

Pink hugs,
Debbie

Carrie Gonzalez said...

Your furniture is by far some of my favorite! The coffee table is great, I think the papers will add a nice touch in the drawers. Have a great week!

K&E@forgetmenotdreams said...

Nice work Jennifer! I love you new branding gift! Everyone will too!
Eileen
Forget Me Not Dreams

SoCal Helene said...

Hi Jennifer, the furniture looks great!! I have a few pieces that I need to work on, any good advise that primer and paint to use? Do you use a spray gun or do you paint by hand, I’m good with a spray gun but I’m awful with the paintbrush……
Have a great week!
Helene

Kelli @ Vintage Vavoom said...

wow....gorgeous piece and I love lined drawers. Thank you so much for commenting on my blog as it allowed me to find yours. :)

Kelli

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Love all your painted cottage furniture and lining them is a nice touch. And from the post below...love the shoes. I have two pair of them and always get so many compliments when I wear them. ~ Lynn

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Thank you sweetly for stopping by today..
Oh what a pretty blog you have here...
I will visit again soon,
Jo-Anne

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Jennifer,
I just wanted to tell you that you do such beautiful work on your painted pieces and I love that you add the draw liners too. What a pretty blog, glad I found ya (;
Hugs~Kelly