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    Some of the finished trees on wine corks and wood base. I'll have some of these @hutchFEST on Saturday. Remember this event has been moved indoors to MidAmerica Center in Council Bluffs! 10-5  #artistsofinstagram #makersgonnamake #potterylife #handmadegifts #seeyousaturday #potterymaking #rustictrees Due to windy rainy weather, the new location for @hutchfestomaha will be at the MidAmerica Center in Council Bluffs! Free parking and lots of space. Only 6 minutes from the original Midtown Crossing location. #artistsofinstagram #indoorevent #potterslife
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Tiede’s in Overton, Nebraska

Serving Dish and Little 5″ Old Bottles

If you ever have a chance to take a day trip and are interested in antiques and flea markets, you should go to Overton, Nebraska which is about 10 miles east of Lexington just off of Interstate 80. The place is called Tiede’s and it is well worth the trip!! I was on my way to join friends and work at the yearly Log Cabin Boutique at Johnson Lake and I met up with my fellow artist/craftspeople for a visit to Tiede’s. This store has TONS of glassware, books, frames, fabric, LP’s, furniture… did I mention BOOKS? I hit the jackpot when I found a copy of Johnny Cash’s Volume I Hits (LP) album. (2 bucks and in great shape!) That was my best find (among others) for the day, but I will definitely be back.

Great prices and helpful staff! Hours are not daily, so call ahead. I know they are regularly open on Saturdays. Some of the little bottles in the photo are marked “Root Beer Concentrate.” They are adorable!

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Another Table Project Complete

I found this table a couple weeks ago at a garage sale and decided to make it my next painting project. So many blogs are featuring furniture re-creations… I have a whole new respect for those that do these on a regular basis! Sand-prime-design-tape-paint-paint some more–and likely a coat or two of polyurethane is now needed for the top!! I do like the final results, but it’s back to clay for me and time to gear up for those fall craft shows we all love so much… Stay tuned.

Finally… Table for Patio Finished!

Table – After (see “before” photo in our May blog post)

“After” square table for the patio. Free-hand trees are not my strongest suit, but for us in the back yard, I am happy. Found one of the paint colors at a very reduced price (.75!) at the Re-Store. It is a place to purchase inexpensive DIY project materials. (I suggest you have some idea of what you are going there for, or it can be somewhat disappointing.) Second location is set to open mid-August in Omaha on 108th & Maple. Proceeds go to raise funding for Habitat for Humanity.
I’m pretty sure fall was on my mind while I decided what to paint on this and in the selection of color. It’s been brutally hot outside! I imagine coffee on the patio sitting next to this table when things cool down.

Before Photo: Upcyling Project…Moving forward

27″ x 27″ Table Project


Stay tuned for the “after” photo! I picked up this solid frame at a downtown shop about 5 years ago for about $5. My husband has threatened to pitch it many times…(it’s a difficult thing to hide) This will eventually be a patio table and now that I have posted a photo, I feel a new level of commitment to finish it. Off to the store for paint!! My May Home Show is over and I am excited to move forward onto new projects! The vision I have for this should be an awesome transformation. (The frame looks pretty shabby right now, so the only way to go is up.)