Saturday, August 16, 2008

Thanks to someone who helped me alot

This is a special thanks to my sister, Elaine, for all the work she did on painting Adirondack chairs for me last summer and this summer. She painted over 30 chairs, and many footstools and tables. Elaine isn't painting for me because she said painting really wasn't her thing. She said she would paint Adirondack chairs for me if I get any orders, but I took down my sign and have decided to discontinue with them. So, Valerie said she would paint for me and she is doing a tremendously good job. Well, Elaine, thanks for all the work you did. I really appreciate it.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A Small White Footstool with Forget-me-nots

Here is a little footstool I painted Forget-me-nots on this afternoon. Valerie base coated it white yesterday when she did the one below. I need to touch it up a bit, but otherwise it is done...except for the seal coat of poly. The picture is pretty terrible and doesn't show the flowers off at all . . . they have little orange dots in their centers that don't show up at all in the photo. Oh well.

Here is the painted footstool!!

Well, here is the footstool all painted up that I showed in my last post. Valerie sanded, sealed knots and painted the base coat on the bench. It was her idea to put strawberries on it too. I painted the strawberries. The picture is a little fuzzy, but that is just my camera. I think overall the bench came out pretty good. Valerie also painted a table and another bench for me. I am going to listen when she suggests ideas for painting.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

What will this look like when it is finished?

I made this footstool this morning for my new helper to sand and put the base coat on. She is going to start helping me next week and I am getting some stuff made for her to work on. It will be interesting to see how this footstool comes out after it is all painted up. My helper will just put base coats on at first, but eventually, if she is interested she can paint some flower decorations on the stuff as well. In case you haven't guessed, my new helper is my lovely daughter Valerie. I know her first love is quilting, but hopefully maybe she will learn to like to paint stuff also as a sideline. Who knows what the future may bring?