My internet has been down all day until now and I am off soon to jewelry party (don't really want to go, but said I would!). Thought I'd show you a few other things I sold at Farmer's Market. I did sell the bench and the lady who bought it told me should would have paid much more (I sold it for $225 and had about $20 into it. I post prices because I am always curious--sorry if it is rude to do so). I was just glad to not have to pack it back up--it was heavy.
Here are a few bulletin boards I did. The frame on the black and tan board cost me only 25 cents. I have another one of these frames too. I did paint it black. The red one uses a vintage tablecloth. This is a great way to use up those holey vintage linens you might have.
Here is another window with handmade paper behind it. I painted the red on the frame, without sanding it or priming it. Then I was using the hose to wash the window, after I had painted the red. Some of the red came off. I liked the way it distressed it and was much easier than sanding (I hate sanding!!). And here is a window with old reader pictures on it.
I have shown lots of chalkboards, but thought I'd show one more because it shows the candle wax paint technique well.
This ginormous bird house did not turn out like I wanted at all. When I was figuring out my dimensions for the roof, I forgot to add the trim wood that I put all on the outside. The shutter roof ended up not having an over hang like I wanted. Oh well, live and learn. I call it a bird/doghouse (birdhouse for a condor maybe!). It is great for potato or onion storage (never store the two together--onions make your potatoes sprout!), or newspapers or blankets.