Tuesday, January 29, 2013
White Market Goods
So I would like to introduce you to my new little venture..White Market Goods. I told you guys I started selling some stuff on Craig's List and this here is my inventory. I have sold everything you see plus one more piece that I never got a great picture of because it sold before I could put an add up.
Some of you who have been my friend for awhile know that I have painted furniture for some time...like 10 years time. My first piece was way back in San Diego... and I used a can of spray paint. I have gone through many stages and colors but white painted furniture is where my heart is.
Pete has encouraged me to sell stuff before..but my problem is I REALLY never want to sell what I paint because I REALLY love it. Each of the pieces you see were PAINFUL to sell. I found the piece, painted it, brought it into my house, situated it to take pictures and promptly fell in love....
But getting money for it has been fun too...so I am slowly learning to let go of the love part.
I have always dreamed of having a little shop like my friend Tracy in Grand Bay Alabama where my friend Tammy and I spent many hot days lovin' on her stuff....but a shop is way off in the distant future...for now I have an account on Craig's List and a new e-mail address with my new name..WHITE MARKET GOODS.
Pete and I were driving back from a little furniture run one day and I said.."I need a name..something that is me...Something like...White Market!" It just came to me..right there on HWY 66 . I have tossed names around before but nothing ever fit...Pete suggested we throw on Goods and now here I am ...
WHITE MARKET GOODS...furniture and junk painter at your service.
I paint throughout the day. A coat here a coat there. Pete made a little workshop in the basement and while kids play I can paint..kinda. Pete also will lend a painting hand...especially on weekends. And he is my trusty delivery driver. And all knitting time has been converted into painting time. Painting time brings in a little extra money..so I am OK with that right now...but if a way to do both pops up I will jump on it.
I have 2 pieces up right now with a desk and headboard waiting to be painted...plus a woman dropped off 3 of her own pieces for me to paint . I may look for a new piece this week...I may not. I do like doing it and actually having people WANT what I have painted is REALLY fun..plus I am getting more efficient as time goes on..so we will see how long White Market Goods sticks around.
I have been forced to use gray 2 times and black 2 times and blue once..I prefer white but I understand that not everybody does. If I have not painted the piece yet than I can let somebody choose...or if it is a dark shade like gray or black I will (sadly) paint over white.
I try and take nice pictures to put on Craig's List..it's kinda part of the fun for me...a fashion show of furniture!!