I've been referring to this as the "awesome desk", so I'll just stick with that term. This was the poor little Goodwill find before:
I liked it's shape, but it had lots of missing veneer. And I know the desk was made before 1961 and traveled from Mesa Arizona, because there were several letters behind the drawers to Kay from the Spring of 1961. No money, no savings bonds... just letters.
So I filled, sanded and primed it. Then I decoupaged on some of Jessica Jones's Fireworks fabric on the top, Parade on the front and in the drawers.
But the pieces de resistance are the Fabric Button Knobs out of Boardwalk fabric.
I'm sure someone has thought of this before, but the only thing I found on the web was covering a wooden knob with fabric. And then you've got these raw edges and a big gluey mess. So yet another use for those crazy You Cover Buttons.
And why this frenzy of furniture re-doing, booth building and other such nonsense? Because I decided approximately four weeks before the biggest fabric trade show (for the retail fabric trade anyway) of the year to participate. And why did you wait so long, you ask? Historically, we have not had any products that we wholesaled and it is a wholesale show. Michael Miller Fabrics will be distributing her two new collections to retail stores just like they did Modern Flora.
But I also have very mixed feelings about Quilt Market. It has a reputation of being a bit.... okay, I'll just say it... stodgy. And until about 18 months ago, that reputation was well deserved. But thanks to the likes of Free Spirit, Michael Miller, Alexander Henry and designers such as Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, Heather Bailey, Sandi Henderson, on and on by the dozens, it is getting to be much more stylish, modern, aesthetically pleasing and .... again, I'll just say it.... more friendly. So, many Quilt Market attendees may not be ready for Jessica Jones's awesomeness, but they are going to see it in its full regalia anyway! (And those of you that are ready-- I anticipate much awesomeness.) Thus the booth. Thus all the work. Thus you are going to be seeing a lot of progress pictures for the next two weeks.