One of the most common questions I get from my YouTube channel – is “What is the surface you are filming on?
Many people think it is something just for looks – that I am using some planks, paper, flooring or something for the filming alone.
But, no – it’s my real work table! Keep on reading – I have done a quick little ‘tour’ and posted it to my YouTube channel – so you can see my entire little space. This first section of pictures I will show you the table alone – since it brings in so much interest! Then after the video I will show you my storage unit. I have posted it before – but in case you missed it – I know after it is seen on camera – you will want to see it again in still shots!
The table was a piece from my husband’s office that they left behind when they moved out of state – it was up for grabs (as was the Library chest which you will see in my video). The table had obviously been a work table in it’s former life. I love all things old. The nice thing about this was there was NO guilt in using it to continue to “work” on. As you can see it had been gashed and slashed and heated and dinged. I actually loved that it has a history – even if it is unknown to me.
But – when I was redoing my office from the Cottage Rose Yellow theme of the early 2000’s I knew I wanted the farmhouse look. We decided to fix only the major imperfections in the table (the larger missing bits of wood – you can see some on the legs and on the sides). Then my husband filled in some of the edges just to bring some shape back in to it.
I also wanted planks – because I knew that IS the look I wanted to film on. He didn’t want to add any more weight to the already very heavy table by adding any boards to the top.
I came up with the idea of just measuring board sized lines and then cutting grooves along the top – giving the illusion that my table is made from planks – but it is actually just that – an illusion! The paint is a washed coat of flat white. As I use the table and it gets stained with ink (and oh goodness the splatters of Brusho and Shimmer paint, lol). But I just clean it and over time it loses a little more paint. Eventually I will just whitewash it again and it will be as good “as new”
Ok – here is the tour! See how I store my stamps, my inks, my Blends, my cardstock and my Big Shot dies! It’s all crammed into a fairly small area!
I am not going to post many pictures of my storage unit – as I have done an entire post on it in the past! If you missed it – you can go read that HERE
It was a seriously HUGE but wonderfully well made TV cabinet from way back last century when our TVs needed a place of their own to live (remember those days?!). The video has some up close and the previous post will give you some better details!
Remember my Winter Woods Online Class is still accepting registration throughout October! Promise you will NOT want to miss it! For more details on that you can click here. For every TEN that sign up to take my online classes through the end of the year – I will be do a drawing of participants for a FREE Stamparatus! The earlier you register and the more classes you take – the better your chances to win!
My “We are on Vacation Sale” starts TODAY!! You will want to check my website each and every day while we are away. I have set some auto posts that will include LIMITED time freebies if you make purchases on my website while we are gone. They will be in lieu of my regular October Host Code offer and you MUST use the Host Code at check out to qualify. Remember Stampin’ Up! will be offering a sale at some point next week (but we have no details yet) – so if my Sale AND their sale overlap – that could be your Stampin’ Lucky Day!