16 December 2010

Building a Biz: The Christmas Rush and New Additions

There's been a flurry of activity over at Lather Creations as the Christmas holidays approach. I don't know if it's the flowing shopping frame of mind that has people buying, but this week I sold three pieces and booked a new commisssion. I'm so excited to see all my inventory clear out so I can start fresh new projects for the new year! 

I'm humbled as I look back on the past 6 months and see how this dream has turned into a reality for me. Thanks so much for continuing to read the blog and offer your support, wisdom and kind words!

The lovely Susan took home the Beach Stripes Coffee Table and the Lemony Blue Bistro Chairs. She seems to really love colour so I'm so excited to see these pieces head out to their new home! I worried a little about the Lemon chairs, with such vivid colour combinations  I knew they needed to wait it out for that perfect buyer. Thanks Susan!


A few days ago Colette stopped by to pick up the Creamy Poppy Side Table. Her daughter's in university so this loving mom was helping her out with some new furnishings. How sweet is that? I actually always thought Lather Creations were perfect for students with our 'green' element and affordable price point. Thanks so much Colette!

My very old friend Amy lives in Calgary and came out to Winnipeg for a visit. During a studio tour, she fell in love with this vintage desk I had picked up at the Red Barn Sale.  She commissioned me to give in an upgrade and then we plan to find a way to get it back over to her home in Calgary! Thanks Amy!

 It's been awhile since I've showed you my new studio additions, so here's a peek. These are amazing pieces I've picked up over the last month, just waiting for their makeovers! *please excuse the poor lighting!

My cousin David got in touch about some items he had in his garage that were getting the boot. This lovely, clean-lined dresser was cute from afar but a nightmare up close. It had layers of chipped and peeling oil paint and all the drawers were stuck! I thought it was hopeless but J took it outside one night and proved me wrong. Would you believe he sanded every last drop of old paint off and it's solid Canadian maple? A true quality piece of furniture!

This mission style chair was another freebie from my cousin's garage. It's definitely in rough shape but it's gorgeous solid oak in a simple mission-style. A new seat cushion and a fabulous colour will transform this chair!

I've always wanted to do a half moon table so I was super jazzed to find this guy in my thrifting adventures. Another fantastic solid wood piece, this is just begging for some cool detailing, just don't know what yet.

And I also ordered some more Swanky Swell fabric a while back and forgot to show you. I love the vivid red and white print, do you see the little bird silhouette's in there? Plus I'm a sucker for a sunny, mustard yellow and I just adore the mum print.

I have 11 days off over the holidays and I original planned to do nothing...but that never happens does it!! I'm sure I'll be diving right back into furniture!

Have a lovely day friends!


  1. I love that dresser. I'm going to keep my eye on it!

  2. you might have to fight me for it Michelle ;p

  3. can't wait to see what you do with your new finds!!! and congrats on the growing business!

  4. Yay! That is amazing,sweetie..I am so glad that its all going well and that you have new pieces to work on...I am so excited for you and next year it will be fantastic for sure!
    Happy Thursday

  5. I love that dresser and can't wait to see what you create with it!

  6. I loved your Lemony Blue chairs! Those were fun! Great new fabrics you have, too. It'll be fun to see what you do with your new furniture and fabric.

  7. You're always an inspiration Lenore! And to think that you're continuing to grow and develop your lovely business...all while working a full time job! I admire your drive and dedication very much :)

  8. That little desk is insanely cute! I'm looking forward to more reveals!


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