Fun with Scraping Things

Well, that doesn’t tell you much about what I did last night, does it? I’ll explain. Everyone who’s ever driven between Cameron and Temple will have noticed a couple of very cute shops in Rogers, Texas. One of them, the Vis-a-Vis Galleria drew me and my sister in a few weeks ago. I discovered that, not only do they have fun clothing and a really tasteful collection of consignment items, they do classes on decorating furniture.

I managed to rub all the transfer off and it stuck to the wood. Also pictured: wine.

So, I signed up for a class, just to have some fun on a random weekend. I’d hoped to get someone to go with me, but I was fine with going alone. Since I’ve been channeling my dad, I’ve gotten better about being friendly with everyone I run into. It turns out that everyone has an interesting story, somewhere in there!

Pat tells us that we should buy this stuff at Lowe’s, in large quantities, not in teeny jars at craft stores.

The classes are mostly around this brand of decorative rub-on transfers, stamps, and molds by a company called Iron Orchard Designs. They are definitely for a certain type of taste, but I find them quite charming.

The hair dryer is to dry the sealer so you can get your hangers put on.

So, I showed up last night, and got to hang out with Pat, the owner, two classmates who were her friends, and Path’s husband, Mike. Mike did all the drilling of holes for us. Apparently, he repurposes furniture for his job, so he knows this stuff.

Mike is very exact at measuring.

We drank wine, rubbed our transfers on white boards, sealed them up, and got cute little hooks on them. Of course I had to have birds. I had lots of fun talking to everyone, and I know I can use the finished product at The Hermit Haus somewhere. I hope to buy some really pretty roses they sell, and I just might paint my little secretary desk and embellish it.

Ta da! This will look quite cute in the old church somewhere! You can see how cute the shop is, too.

We’ll see. I sure have a lot of websites to maintain and businesses to work on right now…when will I do hobbies?

Author: Sue Ann (Suna) Kendall

The person behind The Hermits' Rest blog and many others. I'm a certified Texas Master Naturalist and love the nature of Milam County. I manage technical writers in Austin, help with Hearts Homes and Hands, a personal assistance service, in Cameron, and serve on three nonprofit boards. You may know me from La Leche League, knitting, iNaturalist, or Facebook. I'm interested in ALL of you!

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