Friday, February 11, 2011
Wish or Regret ???
Hi everyone, today I am writing about an old antique trunk I painted about a year and a half ago. It was one of my items that I was going to keep for myself, I loved it that much. So my question is, do I wish I kept it, or do I regret selling it....hmm, I guess the outcome is the same no matter what way I ask the question. It was one of those things that I thought, my home is not that big. Just a ordinary bi-level, and space to display it could have been easier than how to store it for 11 months. Especially when I have so much going on with buckets of stock for shows, and I also work from here, so space is a premium..sorta like a New York apartment...lol
So this was my plan, I took it to the next show after it was done...I put a high price on it and put it in my display. Before the show opened, I looked at it and said, nope...determined to raise my odds of it not selling...I raised up a bit, surely it would never sell and by default it would be mine...well I think you all know the rest of the story, within 15 minutes of the show opening it was SOLD....yep, sold at the price I raised it to in order to keep it for myself. This trunk was awesome inside and out. It had the original paper lining in it, and the mustard paint on the outside was how I got it...all I did to it was paint all the snowmen and sayings on it. I stained it, added some rusty stars, and sprayed a sealer on it. Believe me, it is not often you find something that is in such nice shape, but it now belongs to a very good customer of mine. So at least I know where it is, and it has a good home. I often have a hard time leaving something go when it comes out really good, but unless I win the lottery and get a bigger home...it has to leave my hands. After all I am doing this to earn a living, I think...lol...But every time I look at these pictures of this trunk I always say those words...wish or regret?? Have a wonderful weekend everyone, and as always...Hugs to all...