What else is happening in the life of Jitney? New projects. Not new products, per say, just projects. I'm smitten with this current handlettered / handpainted piece. My friend, Lindsey S., painted the board with about 10 layers of paint. It looks so awesome!!! The texture of the board ended up being a smooth surface, basically like tile, so it made it easy to paint, wipe away if I didn't like it, then paint some more. I can't wait to show you the finished product (and maybe even make one for myself)!
LARGE and in charge. That's been the theme of the past month's projects. Most of these pieces measure a minimum of 3 feet. I fell in love with one of the barnwood pieces requested by a husband for his wife's birthday present. Please excuse the backgrounds of all of these photos but I didn't have a blank, neutral space to hang the large pieces in my house (because I hate bare walls).
Once again, not the best photo but I hope it will suffice...
I'm LOVING this Grace Upon Grace skinny barnwood sign commissioned by Sarah Y. Her and her husband will hang this above their dresser.
The Ruth 1:6 pieces were requested by my friend, Pam W., who will be hanging these as a headboard. [swoon]
The big box? That's a custom cake riser, ordered by my sweet friend, Leah, who got married this past weekend!! She also requested the burlap table runner that fit in perfectly with her reception decor! (If you stare at it long enough, you'll realize the monogram is not centered... I noticed it an hour before she came to pick it up but was able to make a new one for her right before she arrived! Whew - close one!)
Photo taken by Rebecca Bond Nichols of Shabby & Chic Events/Rentals. Not gonna lie, I'm SO GLAD Rebecca got a shot of Leah's beautiful bouquet. I love the accent succulents tucked into the arrangement. Update: Rebecca is a superstar. She was the florist for the wedding too. That woman has a gift, folks.
Congratulations Beautiful Bride!!!
And the final big update for this series... Renovation on the garage has started. Water was coming in from the bottom of the garage wall and mold started to deteriorate the baseboard and drywall. Don't worry. We're leaving these renovations to the professionals. They've already added a french drain and water barrier to the exterior of the garage and will now replace the deteriorated wood and drywall.
If you aren't familiar with our renovation plans... the next step will be to replace the driveway and wrap it around to the back of the house. Build a carport out back then turn the garage into a full-blown living space (aka: my future studio). So far, so good.