I had such a good time at the Renegade Craft Show this past weekend and met so many great people. Beer, dancing, music, sunshiney days- perfect! Hope you all had fun.
The 2 most popular pieces at the show were this much coveted sugar skull nightstand:
and this sweet little pink & green paisley bookshelf- two items that couldn’t be more different.
Thanks to Albert & Jim, the amazing guys of The Found, in the booth next to me. Not only were they so supportive to the newbie next door, but they also carry unique cards, coasters, buttons, magnets & lots more that I couldn’t live without. I’m still laughing at this card & hope to one day receive it from one of my beloved, evil friends…
Hey, all- I got accepted into the Renegade Craft Fair, right here in Chicago. So excited- it was a juried kind of entrance and only 1/3 of the applicants got in. I haven’t seen furniture there in the past, but it’s a very cool, handmade, crazy kind of art/craft show and sure to be lots of fun!
September 11 & 12, 11am-7pm, Wicker Park on Division
Come on down & visit me –
This chocolate & pink table is finished.
Found in the basement of an estate sale in rough condition, just the way I like ’em. I retained the history of this table by giving it an undercoat of pink that highlights scratches, gouges & divets through the chocolate brown topcoat. The pink designs are my own & hand painted, as always, without stencils.
Want more details? Check it out in my etsy shop or on my website …
Vintage-Twisted started in my dining room, while my middle guy, Kyle was recuperating from his second big eyelid reconstruction surgery. We were going to be home for a whole month, yes, that’s right, 30 days, with no one outside of our immediate family coming in and Kyle and I weren’t going out. There were two issues: high risk of infection and ripped stitches from a rambunctious six-year-old’s daily living. So we had to stay close, isolated and quiet.
What would keep Kyle interested for hours at a time, and me, too?
Here’s our solution:
I love the name I chose- Vintage for the salvaged wooden pieces I collect, & Twisted for the changes I make to them.
On hearing the name of my new venture, a friend laughed, “Perfect- you’re kinda vintage, and kinda twisted, just perfect.”
Now, what kind of friend is that?