Work Station 301 (PLUS) CeCe’s green!

Have you followed the Workstation series? For those of you who are not interested in flipping furniture or doing a large amount at one time….scroll on down. I thought of you guys too and have a fun before and after. : )

The Work Station series is where I talk about how I can complete a “buncha” pieces in a short amount of time.

Start to finish.

If you have followed and read the comments here and on Facebook, you will see that many bloggers use a similar method if they are turning a large amount of pieces.

So……gather round little ones cause this series is about to end.

Work Station 101 shared tips on organizing your area and supplies.

Work Station 201 shared tips on treating all of the items as a “whole”. Treat them like one piece. When you prep, you do them all before moving to the next step.

Work Station 301 will hit on the completion and storage.

For the batch below I had one primary color and only a few pieces that were different colors.

This will help you in getting more pieces completed.

You will not have too many things going on at one time.

Downside……

You work area could look like Shrek came by.

Haters gonna’ hate people.

With my “primary color”, I paint one piece and move to the next…..

And I sand them all , THEN wax them all.

I do not sand and wax each one, one at a time.

I treat them ALL like “one”.

Get it?

Got it?

Good.

I then take them to the yard to get pic’s of them all.

Most days, unless rain or something else happens. I finish the project from beginning to end.

I popped these out in about four and a half hours.

I am not telling you that to “brag”.

I am telling you that to explain that I am doing this with a limited amount of time.
We have “other” jobs and this is my additional income.
I hope one day that it can be my primary income.
Until then…..I will just be as productive as possible.
So, photos are made and then the finished pieces are stored back in the garage until they move to Inlet Queens, Beaches or are sold on Craigslist.

We have limited space so we stack our pieces.

Put towels, fabric or coasters under the top item.

Make sure your pieces are totally dry. The sun is brutal here right now, which is speeding up my drying process and the tops are totally dry when I stack them.

That is it.

Start to finish.

I am really enjoying CeCe’s paints. Many of you ask who I get mine through and it is still Beaches. They are experts and actually have CeCe visiting them this weekend for a work shop. You can contact them and they will be happy to help you and also find a retailer close to your location to save on shipping. They are that friendly! You may want to visit one of their workshops as well. They are always up to date on what is the newest technique and short cuts.

This batch highlighted the CeCe’s Spring Hill Green and it was REALLY hard to photograph, without making it look Shrek green. It isn’t in real life. More like a green apple.

The promised before and after for my non work station readers?

Don’t hate on this before!

I almost didn’t buy this piece.

But I loved it’s hardware.

Gorgeous, isn’t it?

And it was super cheap.

The door was off but all of the hardware was there…so easy repair.

The “Persian hardware” is what made me go with the CeCe’s green.

Pieces like this were my inspiration.

Garden Seat

 Ballards Garden Seat

Are you making the connection?

The “garden stool” inspiration took this before….

To this after.

So, was this helpful?

Hating on the green?

Loving the green? My Facebook friends did. (They get sneak peeks!)

Do you understand the “treat it as ONE project” thingy?
Is storage an issue for you?

Are you limited on time?

A question for everyone!

I am to please. : )

Love,

Me

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Comments

  1. Now I am impressed! You have other jobs besides blogging and furniture painting! I am always crying about working 32 hours a week.

  2. That is a great idea. Especially since I tend to get sidetracked when I have several things to do ;)

  3. margyani says:

    Lovely pieces and great advise. Getting started is the hardest part. Tomorrow I line the driveway and paint!!! I have Destin green for my first the projects. Love the Spring Hill Green too-I want to buy all Ce Ce’s. colors!I especially want the new Prairie green

  4. Stacey says:

    Girl! I love that green!!! It is awesome…and those garden stools from Ballard’s are my hearts desire! I wish I had 1/2 your energy…I am amazed at all that you do. I got my paint today for my furniture…maybe it won’t take me forever to get it done!

  5. Love the Spring Hill Green – have used it on a couple of pieces – and they sell fast. I Like your production mode – I stack furniture too! Until the next show or the next trip to freshen up Mrs. Smith’s booth.

  6. I’m loving that color! And great series! Thanks for doing it!

  7. Tam says:

    How successful are you on CL? It seems that most people want to get something for next to nothing on CL. Thanks for all the great tips!

  8. Jayme says:

    I LOVE that peridot-like green, and am planning on using it on some baskets I have! Going to Lowe’s tonight!

    Tam, I have noticed that on CL. I’ve given items in MUCH better condition away to Goodwill. I can’t believe how ridiculous some of the prices are. I think some sellers know many people are looking for those items for refurbishing. But there are still some nice sellers there who offer a lot of bargains.

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