I know I’ve been saying this every time I post now, but I have been very very busy filling orders in the shop lately that I don’t get to post on the blog very often. I have been continuing to experiment with the plywood molding and have been working on a new concept using a piece of molded birch as a shade for a lamp. This is just a quick prototype but it really opens up a ton of possibilities that I can’t wait to try out.
The shade it attached to the arm on a swivel fitting, allowing the light to be directed where you want it. The switched socket is attached to a bracket I made out of aluminum.
I know it’s different and kind of strange, but it’s functional and incredibly fun to make. Isn’t that the point? This lamp isn’t available yet and will probably change before it is, but look out for some variation of this concept in the shop soon.
I’m excited to announce that I’ve got a new online shop launching today and I’ve stocked it with a lot more things for sale. I started my original shop selling lighting and furniture through Etsy and I am grateful for the opportunities it has provided and for the community I have become a part of. I appreciate how supportive you, as my readers, have been and I want to thank you for helping me get to this point. It’s always so exciting to read in the purchase notes that you’re a long time reader and have continued to follow along with all the different things I’ve done. And thank you for all the heads up whenever you spot my stuff somewhere. Your support gives me a chance to bring a lot of my crazy ideas to life, when Roxy would probably have been hesitant of a new chair or ANOTHER lamp because of the lack of space in our living room.
However, as sales increased and I started to add bigger items, my monthly bills were getting a little too high. So, I joined the Cartel. I’m really happy with the with ability to customize my shop as well as being able to add options to the individual items within the purchase.
For the time being, I’m going to keep my Etsy shop going for some of the smaller stuff. But I really want to expand with this new shop.
To start off the shop, I’ve got a new armless rocker as well as the original Roxy rocker chair. I’m also offering an arm chair version of the Roxy Chair, for people who are ready to stop rocking and just settle down in life. Ottoman coming soon? I think so.
I’ve also got a new swing arm lamp with a simplified swivel design. It’s starting off in a powder-coated Sea Foam Green color with a copper cloth twisted cord. I’ve also got a wider variety of wood species options for the veneered pendant lamps. I’m working on a “wood pendant cluster” and I’ll have some really exotic wood options coming soon.
I finally added some of the lock-mitre wall cabinets to the shop with the sliding doors that many of you have been inquiring about. Available in Walnut, cherry or oak. There’s still a lot of things that I’m photographing and adding to the shop so it should be growing soon.
I want to thank my friend Ryan for helping me design the theme. Definitely contact him if you’re looking to start up a big cartel shop and you want some excellent customization, click here!
Roxy and I have been busy planning the wedding the last 12 months, but especially busy the last 2 months. As time is winding down and there is now only 12 days left, we have both been working day and night to get every detail ready. Almost everything in the wedding is stuff we made or are having made by friends so it’s been alot to handle. This includes a 20-foot tall steel and wood teepee altar, a photobooth that looks like a camper trailer, steel planter centerpieces, multi-faceted planter wedding favors, hand-cut wood table numbers and more.
As you can imagine, I haven’t had much time in between these things to be able to take on any serious house projects. I also haven’t really had time to stop and take pictures or blog. So, here are some iphone shots that I did manage to take of the progress.
We have been getting lots of help from, and working with some very talented people and meeting new folks along the way as well. I can’t wait to show off all of this stuff and the people that have helped!
Once the wedding is over there will be much better photos and descriptions of everything that has gone into our big day. 12 more days!!!! You can see more photos and wedding progress on my instagram feed.
Also, wanted to thank Shauna and Stephen from something’s hiding in here for the mention in their feature on the Martha Stewart Crafts Dept blog and Morgan from The Brick House for the mention in her interview over at Saydaily. Thanks guys.