Monday, January 31, 2011
A BIG congratulations to Cami! And thanks to everyone who entered, we really wish we could pull off an Oprah-style giveaway for all 872 of you. But rest assured there will be more giveaways.
Another thank you goes out to Wren for counting all the way up to 13, leaving her mom and I to count the remaining several hundred ourselves.
Cami, drop us an email in the next few days and we will send along your winnings!
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Then we decided on a pattern for our folding. You could do a simple accordian fold, but we decided to try box-pleating the music. We used a ruler and pencil to mark exactly where the folds would line up since the paper is quite old and doesn't bend or fold easily without a straight edge.
Friday, January 28, 2011
We had a few disagreements on the softness of our brown sugar, the heat of the oven and the speed of the mixing. But the final result was a batch of home-made fun!
Thursday, January 27, 2011
This dresser made it onto our production line just after Sean joined WhiteBerry, and while I make all the color and hardware choices, do the hand distressing and final finishes, he is now the main muscle and I forgot to remind him that we NEED before shots! So this guy and several to come are lacking evidence of their hideousness.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
With the floors being a mess and the wall partially torn out in my favorite spot for WhiteBerry photos, not to mention that we had been focused on simply stopping the leakage, our WhiteBerry photoshoots had taken a temporary hiatus. So today we are in full-on photography mode! It is probably my favorite part of playing with furniture (although the actual painting is pretty fun too), but my brain just lights up when I am arranging accessories and playing with angles and lighting. Even if it is the most simplistic, minimalist shot. As we all know, neither of us come close to being knowledgable or consider ourselves "great" at photography but it is fun to challenge yourself to be as good as you can be. Maybe that's why it is such a joy for me in particular.
One thing I am excited to share is a big blue china cabinet. I looked around for inspiration online but I am guessing that blue china cabinets must be a rare occurance because my search was pretty dry.
If you happen to have one please please pretty please (with a cherry on top) share the link with us!!!