Last year, I was traveling almost every weekend in the summer and fall due to a heavy show schedule. It was wonderful to meet new clients/friends, reconnect with old ones that I usually only see once a year, and sell some pieces. But it was also an unrealistic schedule to maintain as I traveled and worked weekends, then spent the week days rebuilding inventory for the following weekend’s show.
After nine years of doing shows/festivals in New England, NY, and PA, I have decided to take the year off and not do any shows. Yep. None. Nada. Zilch. I thought I would be nostalgic about it, but at this point in my life, I’m just really excited to have weekends and holidays off. I’m reminded constantly to have more balance in my life in all areas. This is the start of executing that.
So…as a huge work project is wrapping up soon, I’m starting to take orders for late summer and fall. I recently built my biggest pallet bench so far: a three-seater for a lake house in Cambridge, NY for wonderful clients I met at a fair last fall. After dropping off the bench, they then asked for matching end tables. (Signs of a happy customer!) One of the great things about working with pallets is how sturdy they are for small or large projects!
Please contact me if you are interested in having a custom piece designed out of pallet wood, barn wood, or other reclaimed materials. Most orders will be completed in 4-6 weeks.