Friday, March 2, 2012

The Pile Gets Bigger

For those of you that are looking for an update...the pile gets bigger! I have been quite busy with my real job - working very hard on gaining customers for our company in states across the Midwest and the Southeast. I made a trip to MN, and I an heading to LA (Louisiana) this next week. In between I have been diligently calling, emailing, and sending out correspondence as this is the key time to gain customers in our industry (mystery remains).

Meanwhile, TheSmithGarage has been strategically piling up with furniture projects. You ask - what is strategic about furniture projects piling up? Well...I am anxiously awaiting a shipment of CeCe Caldwell's paint to arrive - I think it will ship in the next few days. I will be receiving several colors in this shipment (15 variations) and I want to try all the colors on different pieces. So I have compiled some pictures so you can know what to look for in the coming weeks when I get back in the garage and start working on these projects.

This is a steel bookshelf with sliding doors - a guy's garage shelf. I would like to go with a racing theme on this one - maybe red with a racing strip. Needs a little body work on the left side there - and some rust removal.

A very nice heavy mirror that Mrs. Smith found - think it needs a little color!

This is a tough one - give me some ideas.

Nice little end-table - needs a refreshing color.

This great little antique piece will love a new coat of paint - looking for inspiration on this one.

This was a free pickup - well, it cost me about $4 in gas. Can't wait to see what it turns out to be.

If you would like to see the other items ready for painting - take a look at my earlier post - Summary of Upcoming Projects. So I wait, and collect. Mrs. Smith has a plan for all of these items - many will go to Oregon Street Antique Mall - upstairs, and some will go to Mrs. Smith's Spring shows. But all will get a coat or two of CeCe Caldwell's paint. Really looking forward to receiving the paint in the next few weeks.

I hope you have something to say - I could use some inspiration on colors for these pieces. Please leave your comments - and come back to see the finished product!


  1. I am really liking yellow right now- which is strange for me. I think the third one would look cool if it was intitally painted a dark grey then dry brushed with a yellow so some of the gray shows through. just thinking:)
    And Jody is doing well finding projects for you :)

  2. Love those pieces. Can't wait to see what you do with them. I'm with Tammy...I'm really liking yellow right now. I'm going to do something BIG with yellow. Go for it :)

  3. Wow! What great pieces to add to the line up. I think they all would look great with some bright paint and unique hardware-when the piece calls for it. Maybe Santa Fe Turquoise for the 3rd piece or the Mesa Sunset!

  4. You know - I just went through a yellow thing - I have two great pieces in yellow. I'm not turning it in yet, but turquoise is sounding good - maybe yellow inside and turquoise outside.

  5. Sorry, that was ment to be just a draft :)
    I'll finish the post during the day and let you know.

  6. I love the 3 drawer night stand.. its gonna be gorgeous!! thanks for stopping by my blog!

  7. Lots of lovely pieces to keep you busy, Mr. Smith!
    You're awarded the Liebster Blog Award :)
    Check it out at:

    1. wow - totally cool! I am in an airport and travelling this week - so I will make sure to blog about it and forward the award to some others. Thank you Donata!