It’s been a bit of a stressful week here in the Land household. Yesterday I had my fourth interview for a job that I really hope I get. I should find out by the end of the week but in the mean time I’m obsessing over it of course. The only thing that calmed my nerves was whipping up this bad boy. And you can now find it listed in my Etsy shop!
It is a smaller piece than the other panel I made. I have 3 more blank squares waiting for me in the studio so keep your eyes peeled for those. Here are a couple of triangles that I finally got around to listing in the shop also.
I like the lighter one best, but that’s just me.
I have decided that I should probably set up a Facebook page for all AIMM stuff so that I don’t keep annoying my nice friends and family with all my photos. So, if you would like to keep up with all things AIMM then head over and give it a like!
I started playing around with woodworking last year around the time I found out that Whimseybox was moving to Boulder, CO and I was going to be out of a job. It has been about a year now and this thing that started out as an itch I had to scratch has turned into something that I can’t not do. Hope that makes sense.
The funny thing is, I have never considered myself very “crafty” at all. I kind of joked all the time that I was the opposite actually. Even though the past several years of my life have kind of revolved around crafty folks, I never considered myself part of the club. But what I’m doing now just clicks. I am not by any means an excellent woodworker and I’ve taught myself everything by trial and error. There are surely better ways to do some of the things I am doing, but for now it works.
So, I’m putting myself out there and opened an Etsy shop with count them…2 items for sale! I will be adding more as quickly as my hands can make them, but I hope you like what is there now. I also have a meeting tomorrow with a really awesome shop that I totally admire to talk about some of the things I am making. Not sure if anything will come of it, but I’ll be sure to report back here if it does. Here’s what I have up in the shop so far.
This is listed as a coffee table, but could be hung as a wall panel also.
This one is my favorite for sure. This took a lot of work to get everything lined up correctly and the colors right, but I love the result.
This is an Instagram photo of the panel before I cut off the edges. I think it looks pretty cool this way, too!
I’ll be sure to update here when I post new things in the shop. Go have a look at Adrift In My Mind and let me know what you think!
Well hellooo there! I’m not sure how long it has been but I do know that it’s been so long that my hosting expired and I lost all my old content. Ooops.
Anyway…look what I did to this old sofa table my mom gave me! My obsession with old wood continues and I have a few other things in the works including a rad coffee table that is being listed on Etsy within the next few days. Take a look at my photos up top for a sneak peek at that table.
This table that I gave a makeover to was given to me and I’ve had the idea in my head for the longest time. I finally got around to doing it (since I’m currently unemployed…). I found the old wood from a salvage yard here in Houston. I took all they had because I’ve had a hard time finding thin wood that wasn’t tongue and groove. The guy I bought it from said it was taken from an old house in River Oaks. If you aren’t familiar with River Oaks it’s synonymous with “where the rich folks live.”
Here is the before. I promise I didn’t try to take a crappy picture just to make the finished product look better. Pretty fugly, right?
And here are a few after shots.
And here’s another in it’s natural habitat. What do you think?