The Studio on the Lake in Tennessee

The Studio on the Lake in Tennessee
The Studio on the Lake in Tennessee


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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New Year, New Opportunities!

After a very busy fall selling season, we took a break after the last show to enjoy our home and family holiday visits.  But now, with the start of a fresh new year, we are looking to new challenges.  January is a good month to plan projects, organize home and studio, and get started with some of the new ideas that we have on our "to do" list.

One of the challenges we have faced early on, was moving our booth space in Gainesboro to Gallatin.  The store we have been in for several years has lost their lease and made the decision to close rather than relocate.  This will be a blow to our downtown area, as our historic square needs every viable business it can.  However, our move to Gallatin will allow us to showcase more of our paint products and painted furniture and home decor. We will still keep the great products we use in our projects in the Studio here in Gainesboro, and of course are willing to work with anyone should they require shipping!

I am looking forward to going to the studio today and starting on several projects I will share with my lovely readers over the next month.  We are working on restoring a drop front secretary which is proving to be a bigger restoration project than we thought.  I am also working on some more small tables in our limited edition color of Citrine.  We still have a very few quarts of that and samples.  Will be totally gone in February.  We are excited to use the new color of the year, 2014, Radiance on a project or two!  Such a pop of color that beckons to Spring.  Of course, we will continue to use lots of neutrals in different combos. New exciting hardware has been located and we will be using that like jewelry to finish our pieces with that one of a kind look.

On a personal level, I will continue the organizational efforts I have started early last year.  I join with so many of you in search of a more simple and fulfilling life.  One to be enjoyed, not endured.  All the changes in our economy and social structures has made me realize that to be able to produce a steady environment, even though it is only in my small circle of friends and family is not an easy task.  To be in a person's life when you are needed is a great honor and blessing.

Almost forgot to post this week, but in the meantime I was able to capture this little sofa table.  I have prepared the surface by cleaning it with TSP and then clear water.  Now it is going to be changed forever with our new color of Radiance.  Come back soon and see the final result!  In the meantime have a simply wonderful week.

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