Friday, June 8, 2012

Etsy, camping and dining room pictures.......

I finally opened an Etsy shop...I think it is going to be hard to get started because I am kind of lumped together with a zillion pet artists although only a few quilt portrait people but theirs are different than mine too...So I am hopeful and I am going to keep working on it. I think it will take time. I still think my niche is going to be pet shows or pet specific things...I am going to go to a pet show soon just to talk to vendors to get some ideas and feedback. I was going to do a dog show the end of August and I have a few days to think on it yet. I am worried it might be too soon...I will have to either rent panels or make them for a 10x10....I might just be overanxious about it....( I worry about everything...dumb.)
Ok, so here it is, the dining room painted.....and the furniture redone...Both my roommate and I love these colors so it worked out great!

Before the walls were white and he had the bakers rack and a high table that matched with two high chairs and nothing on the walls..... and my dining set is pine so I sanded it all and redid the cushions and painted it black which I like a fact quite a long time ago, I posted a before picture of the chairs.

The black one wasn't all done, but you get an idea of the before....

It takes me a long time but I almost have the whole downstairs painted....I will show the kitchen next.....

I went last year camping up by St George (Sand Hollow) with my roommates and his friends and family and I went again this year too...I actually had a lot more fun. I knew people better and the heat didn't bother me so bad. I spent a lot of time listening to a 15 hour audio book floating around on the lake. I enjoyed it and I actually relaxed. It was a nice feeling.

"So Cooper, where is mom?" (yes I call myself mom to my animals... never woulda saw this day coming...)

"I don't know Ruby. I have been looking for her."
"maybe we should take a swim and see if we find her?'

"Haven't seen her" said the bird.
"me either." said the dragonfly.

 "a clue, a clue!" Cooper barked.

"could it be mom?' Ruby barked back. "Let's swim closer."

"I recognize those feet." said Cooper "I sleep right by them every night."

"hi mom!" barked Ruby and Cooper.
"Right back at ya." I said.

Have a great day. xoxox melinda


Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

That looks really comfortable and relaxing. So glad you had a good time! The chair makeover looks great, isn't it wonderful how much a few coats of paint and some new fabric can do for your furniture.
Do you have any local pet shops or canine clubs around where you live; maybe you could put up flyers there?

Jody said...

I love what you've done to your place!! The red on your walls looks close to the color I painted my kitchen. And I'd love to have some warm weather to laze around in--looks like you had a great time--good for you!

Michelle said...

I just love your drawings/paintings! What is the name of your store? I want to check it out.

I too love what you've done with your place! Very nice!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Your dining room totally reminds me of Matisse's painting of the red room! Very striking! Glad you had some relaxation time at the lake.

Jenxo said...

oh melinda the dining room looks great, love the new chaircovers too.... your doggy pics made me laugh, so glad you are getting some sun and me time :)

Yarni Gras! said...

this post made me smile, I love it!

Laurie said...

Oh that looks soooo relaxing, floating on the lake!

Quiltingranny said...

I am so glad you are doing much better. Sadly, the professional paint job we had done in the house when we moved in is peeling, so I have hand peeled 2 walls in little mans room. When it is done comes sanding, washing, priming and thinking of doing a surf motif! Still hoping to be blessed with a lease to own home! Hugs!

Marva said...

LOL! Now that's a float! We used to take those single air mattresses and float clear across a local lake when we were 17, 18. So relaxing! Did the fish come up and bite your feet? :)