I have not been in my workshop for months. Well, that's not entirely true. The kitchen is complete and I have moved on to my bedroom and hallway. Everything has found a place, or gets tossed to the bedroom that I use as my workshop. At some point it will be time to tackle that room-but not yet. I was figuring out what I wanted to do with my very large old oak furniture, stain, paint or throw it away. I tried an ebony stain, i tried wax paint, and paint with glaze. I then found milk paint. I gave away three pieces and kept two, which I then milk painted. It's perfect. I found the milk paint in a general store thats a yarn store(in Brooklyn-who knew). I couldn't leave without some beautiful yarn. My sweater should be done in a few weeks.
This is my new kitchen, well you can see only a portion of it-the light maple side. The other side has dark maple wood. I think the backsplash tile man thought i was difficult and crazy, not artistic.
The weather has been beautiful and the leaves have started to turn. I'd like to hold on to these days for as long as possible. My business is doing well, and i'll be ecstatic if the new biller figures out all the problems and I actually start turning a profit. Making jewelry has not been on the agenda, but when it calls my name, i'll be sure to do a show and tell.