Monday, June 25, 2012

Anyone Out There?

Oh hai!  Remember me?  I used to hang out here all the time.  Seriously though, I can't believe I did it again.  Time is just cruising by super fast and I can't keep up.  Just a flurry of activity around here, so much to talk about.

Hmmm, where were we?  Oh yeah, the desk!  So I finished it and absolutely love it.  It's got me inspired to do the rest of the room, I can't wait until we rearrange (A whole different story.)

So here it is, my beautiful revamped work bench.
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Isn't she a beaut?!  I want to do a little something special with the drawers but I'm still so in love with it.  It's just so cheerful and bright.  Exactly what I was going for.

I'm definitely a detail person, can you tell?  I had to add a bit of my favorite hobby and embroider the pegboard.  Besides details, I'm all about personalization.  Bows and vintage buttons?!  Yes, please.  I've never been a very feminine person, but lately I have this whole new girlie side.  Weird.  Just in case it's a phase, I didn't want to do anything too permanent.  Yarn stitches were a perfect choice.  Cute, crafty, and easy to change on a whim!
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I used some of my favorite vintage buttons to top off my bows.  Some of which I've had since I was a kid.  Hitting up antique stores and flea markets with my mom, she'd always let me pick something.  Nothing like getting a huge bag filled with tiny treasures- hours of entertainment right there.
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The only thing that irks me is that I still need to add another coat.  It had solid coverage and I let it dry between coats, but for some reason everything I set on it mars the finish and leaves a mark.  Why?! UGH!!  Oh well, I keep telling myself, it's just a work bench.  Plus, I have more paint to do more coats and paint some shelves, so it's no biggie.  I just hate that feeling of redoing something you thought you had nailed the first time.

Anyways, beside a new workspace, that's about to get even better, I've been up to a lot!  A new job, commissioned embroidery, and a huge lifestyle change.  Just plain craziness.  I'll tell the handful of you still reading just as soon as my head stops spinning.  Bye! 

6 comments:

Lisa Leggett said...

Looks great, Jackson! I love the color and the buttons and the bows! So much good right there! I'm so glad everything is going your way, you deserve it! Can't wait to see what you've been up to!
oxo,
L

Becky said...

I like it!!! That aqua/blue is my current go to for accents in our new place!

I don't see any mars but maybe you could use a clear polyurethane(?) to seal it?

Hilary said...

This is seriously AMAZING! I love love love the color!!

I just found your blog by searching for Sonoma County craft blogs.

I live in Windsor and I saw Snoopy in a picture, so that must mean you are close!

Come visit and say hi when you get a chance!

Hilary @ Measure Once, Cut Twice
facebook.com/MeasureOnceCutTwice

Jessica Cangiano said...

Such a marvelous colour! I have oodles of turquoise in my wardrobe (it's one of my favourite colours), but very little around the house. Your revamped work bench makes me think that I should aim to fix that! :)

♥ Jessica

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