Friday, August 3, 2012

Do I need an agent?

Ok here we go - another one finished ( oh please let someone like it enough to buy it!!! - I have to win this arguement - I just have to )

Suzan says - ( with great excitement ) come look - I'm finished - do you like it?
John says - You make things too personal
Suzan says - But surely someone else will like it as much as I do?
John says - You should be gravitating towards a more " general " audience
Suzan says - I don't like " general "
John says - But you're narrowing your customer base - your items are getting
too specific
Suzan says - Did I say I needed an agent? I don't recall saying I needed an agent?
Are you offering your services as an agent?
John says -  Forget it Suzan, just do what you want, ok?
Suzan says - I always do John, sigh, I always do....................
Suzan says - please do not speak to me for the rest of the day
John says - I've no intentions of doing so.
and 10 minutes later
Suzan says - what would you like for dinner
John says - maybe steaks would be nice.
Suzan says - you don't like my dresser, do you?
John says - it's too customized - it's too specific - it's too
Suzan says - Did I say I needed an agent?
Suzan says - do you want fries or mashed with your steak..................
Suzan says - the last time I did this pattern it sold in a day.
John says - let's drop the subject, shall we?

Domestic bliss? Fuggedaboudit........................I'd find it boring anyway!

Here we go - sorry no before on this one - 

Annie Sloan - Duck egg blue ( with versailles peaking through here and there ) and Pure White.
Clear Wax

John says - Why do you have keys on the salt and pepper tray?
Suzan says - because I like how it looks - and I may keep it for a key tray - does that upset
the balance of our life in some degree?
John says - It's PEWTER and PORCELAIN for God's Sakes - you're going to destroy it
Suzan says - relax ex - lax it's just for the photos

Oh look at that - 2 handles are missing - lol - couldn't even wait till I installed them to take the photos, 
Off to find the drill - not even going to think of asking for help on this one.

But I'm going to make him an extra special dinner this evening - sometimes he deserves extra special
living with me.
He really is a saint - albeit a grumpy one at times - but a saint none the less.


I'm making the rounds - and partying with these gracious hostesses ( with the mostesses )

Nifty Thrifty Things
It's Overflowing
It's so very Cheri
I should be mopping the floor
My 1929 Charmer
Homemaker on a dime
Under the table and dreaming
Lines Across
Jam's Corner
Making the world cuter
The Dedicated House
Coastal Charm
Our Delightful Home
Kathe with an E
Beez Rental Designs
Krafty Kat
The Farmhouse Porch
Knick of Time
PJH Designs
Not just a Housewife
Ironstone Nest
Shades of Amber
Debbie does creations
The DIY Dreamer
Clean & Scentsible
Savvy Southern Style
In the old Road
The life of Jennifer Dawn
Kammy's Korner
Adorned from above
No Minimalist here
52 Mantels
Embracing Change
The Shabby Creek Cottage
Primitive & Proper
The 36th Avenue
Katherine's Korner
Somewhat Simple
2 8 0 5
French Country Cottage
Redoux Interiors
At the Picket Fence
The Charm of Home
Shabby Art Boutique
Days of Chalk and Chocolate
My Turn for us
My Romantic Home
Homespun Happenings
Chase the Star
The Shabby Nest
Finding Fabulous
One More Time
Petites Passions
Addicted to Decorating
Classy Clutter


  1. you have some AMAZING transformations, keep up the good work...even if it is "too specific" :)

    1. Thanks so much Denniel ( you can be my agent, lol )
      Have a great wknd!

  2. It looks just lovely. I'm sure someone will want it!


    1. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


  3. I love it! You will have no problem finding it a home!

  4. I think it's cute! I say do what you love, if it doesn't sell keep it, but I'm sure someone else will love it too... - Susan

  5. such a great re-do, suzan! it's wonder what my hubby would say about my pale pink and white dresser--now, that's customized:) both of you have a great weekend!

  6. I absolutely love it - it is unique but wonderful... the colors are awesome.....

  7. lol! You are so funny, Suzan! And I sooooo commiserate with you in discussions like that. Over time, however, my husband is slooooowwwwwly learning to carefully choose his response to my questions. lol! However, I may be creating a monster because lately he's been saying things like, "Well, I think you should do (this), (this), or (this) to that table." Whaaaaat....??? YOU'RE the stylist now, hunny....???? lololol! I've learned to just feed him a frozen Snickers ice cream bar to keep him quiet. :)

    Anyway, I LOVE your dresser, girl - and I know it'll sell quickly! Adding your own "personal" stamp on each piece is important. That's what sells!!

    xoxo laurie

  8. This made my day! Husbands!!! The dresser is beautiful. I know it will make someone very happy. Have a great weekend!

  9. I sold a desk with that pattern on the top. It sold in under a week. The dresser is very pretty!

  10. When he said it was too personal, I thought maybe you had added something like your kids pictures to it. THAT is not specialized! THAT is a pattern. I'm sure he'll appreciate my input. ~ Maureen

  11. Your dresser is gorgeous! I love the distressing you did, it is beautiful.

  12. The dresser looks great. I hope it sells very soon.

  13. Ah ha ha. Love it. If my husband thinks an item is strange and doesn't think it will sell in my Etsy shop, I laugh. I think, he knows nothing about vintage things and I secretly LOVE it when it sells quickly. ;) This dresser is adorable and how it's too personal, I am not sure. I am thinking...who wouldn't LOVE it?! That color is fabulous and so is the pattern! Gorgeous!

  14. Most men don't have a clue about what looks good. They used to have apartments with beer case coffee tables and blankets on the windows, before they met us. We brought class and style into their lives. I love the dresser and I know it will sell quick. You did a great job as usual talented lady. hugs Tobey

  15. Too funny. Love your writing style! :D
    Oh, and the dresser is adorable! I'm sure it will sell in no time at all.
    Saw you at 'It's So Very Cheri's Partytime Sunday'
    Debbie :)

  16. What a lovely dresser, SuzyQ! The pattern is unique and not the same ol same, but that's the reason it will sell. It's easy to find a plain painted piece or to do it yourself. But most people see something like your piece and wish they could do it or atleast buy it. Thus, you are doing a supply for the demand. -_^
    Hope you get a chance to share it at Frugal Treasures Tuesday party. Have a great week,

  17. Found you from Coastal Charm linky party. I do love the dresser! One shop owner I know did a similar pattern only with funky colors-grey and orange and it sold in a half day.I think your style of changing it up is just what attracts people to the furniture.

    1. Well mine hasn't sold yet - although I did this pattern once before and it sold in a day!
      Thanks for your kind words ( you're a no reply blogger btw )

  18. Your personal touch is what makes the furniture special. At least John has an opinion. Chucks just repeats what I say. I don't think the pattern is far out there. It looks pretty classic to me. Very loverly!

  19. i like the design, and even more the color scheme and knobs. the right person will definitley love this dresser! keep it up!

  20. I like it and I think you are right to not be too "general" in your design! That's what makes it special. & you need to be CREATIVE! Just do some general pieces every once in a while to pacify! Thanks for linking up to Gettin' Krafty With It!

  21. I very much like the design, a very nice pattern. I think it looks very special, and great transformation! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success

  22. You are so funny, this is me and my Hubster ! Having only made over a couple of things I am convinced I can make a living out of it, Hubby? Not so sure, lol I found you over at Cowgirl Up :) Love the makeover

    1. Thanks so much Angela ( there seems to be an extraordinary abount of no reply bloggers - you seem to be one of them - something is up with Google I think )

  23. The chest looks great. I love the design and the color.
    As for hubby, I have been married to the same man for 54 years. I don't ask but I DO ask him what he is making for dinner. LOL! Seriously, he is a very good cook.
    Thanks for sharing the lovely chest. I am betting it sells fast.
    xo Ginger

  24. It looks great! Your personal style is what makes it special. It will sell quickly, I'm sure. Then you can tell Hubby "I told you so!"

  25. I love it and it's what I look for if I am on the hunt for a piece of furniture.....unique....unique....unique!

  26. oooh i love it! and the knobs are the icing!

  27. Very funny! The chest is terrific even without the knobs! Have a great weekend and thank you for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

  28. You guys are so funny! I LOVE how this turned out!

    Thanks for sharing on the All Star Block Party!

  29. Suzan love it even without the knobs you did a wonderful job on this! Love it! Thanks for share at Share It One More Time...

  30. You are too funny! Tell you agent that niche design and marketing can be extremely effective. Case in point: MacKenzie-Childs. Anyway, it's beautiful!!! Love the knobs and the soft colors :)

  31. You never know what people want. It is good to have a variety of styles. You are very creative:) Thank you for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  32. Very pretty piece - I like what you did. I laughed when you said you took pics without having it fully done - hehehe! That would totally be me!
    Thank you for sharing this week at the Creative Inspirations party at Embracing Change!
    Stacey :o)

  33. It looks great. It's hard to imagine it not being eagerly snapped up by someone who loves that look.

    1. Thanks so much Michelle ( no reply blogger!!! )

  34. Haha, love that little conversation. This piece looks great. Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!

  35. I love love love this!!! Not too specific - just orignal and unique. People appreciate that!

  36. ha! I have that same conversation all the time too - just with myself and in my head!!!!! But know what? I LOVE YOUR UNIQUE DRESSER!!!!

  37. You guys are hilarious!! Sounds like a day at my house, I am LOVING this dresser! The pattern is awesome!!! Glad you didn't give in to the hubs! wink!
    Thanks for joining the Keep Calm and Link Up party! Hope to see you again next week!

    Barbara @ Chase the Star

  38. It's wonderful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  39. Hey Suzan,
    I love this. I think it is wonderful. I would buy it. Sorry this is late, but better late then never. Thanks so much for sharing with last weeks with Wednesday's Adorned From Above. The link party is open now for this week.
    Debi Bolocofsky

  40. You're hilarious and talented with a side of crazy and I love it! Happy to be your newest stalker :)

  41. OMG LOL!! This could have been my husband and I!!

  42. It's beautiful, what do husbands know anyway?!?!

    Happy New Year,

    1. not so much apparently - it sold!!! lol
      Happy new year to you too Julie - and thanks so
      much for your kind words!
      Big hugs,


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