10.27.2013

Free chairs, new crafty peeps & TV shows

Wow... Where has this week gone?! Since the Trade School Vancouver upcycling workshop I've been getting crafty, connecting with new upcycling peeps, mailing off packages to friends and then filmed myself for a TV show audition. Oh plus worked at both of my 'real' jobs. Phew!

I had a fun afternoon today. I worked on this gorgeous vintage wood office chair. One of last weekend's workshop participants dragged it in for me. I initially thought I would refinish it then give it away. But have since decided it's a keeper. I'm getting rid of my current office chair and keeping this baby.

I first sanded the chair...



Love how it's put together. The back is screwed onto the seat. Nifty big metal parts. It's quite the heavy chair and you can see why!



I first sanded then added tung oil and then rubbed in a darker stain to bring out the grain. Yay!



There is one minor blemish. I've added wood glue and am letting it dry over night. Tomorrow I can put it in its new home plus get rid of my old office chair which has already been posted to Craigslist for free.



I've been receiving a few kewl donations these days. A coworker gave me this bag of junky jewelry to repurpose. I definitely think some of it could be used in my upcoming Xmas Crafternoons.



Speaking of jewelry, I mailed off a few packages to friends. Sharing the crafty love! You can see why I'm really bad at that whole Etsy thang - I'd rather give my stuff away. More fun!



I'm also working on some metal washer and wine cork jewelry for a fundraiser at work. I am a multitasking goddess!



What else? This week I met with Inis at Squamish Rebuild. She's my new crafty/upcycling peep. She gave me a tour, we shared ideas, inspiration, etc. She's a keeper! Here's hoping we make great things happen together! So much fun to meet new crafty peeps.



Meanwhile in random crafty happenings, I was approached about applying for a documentary TV series (aka a reality show). So I had a phone interview and then this week I sent in a little video about me, craftiness and Thrifty By Design. Life can be so random, full of nifty surprises and possibility. We'll see what happens!

I did get my extremely gregarious Dad to give them a sales pitch cause that's what we do. Love my Dad videos - they're pretty priceless. Dating advice, words of wisdom, etc, etc, etc. And he's always up for it!



I really appreciate my BFF Mike... He helped direct the video. What a strange experience but I'm happy to take a chance, be fearless and let life happen. Bring it on!



Keep your fingers crossed... Might be a super fun adventure. We'll see what life has in store for me.

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