I have had quite a few emails lately asking why I paint checks on everything, how I sell my items, and where do I buy my items...so here are some answers:
I have found that if I add checks to anything I am painting, it SELLS very quickly!
Black and white is quite popular in this area. and I have been fortunate to be able to find some great little pieces of furniture at thrift stores, flea markets and even at the weekly auction.
I have a large mailing list of prior customers and I send out photos of finished projects a few times a month. I also sell on Craigs List.
Cherry Kay from Entertaining Women saw a checked tea pot on my blog and ordered about 9 or 10 for Christmas presents. She did 2 posts showcasing these and I have had a few more orders from woman who saw them on her blog!
These water pitchers are also good sellers, but hard to find:
And to answer the final question: Do I have checks everywhere in my home? No, not everywhere, but you will find touches of tan, black and white in almost every room. I have a collection of MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check and my kitchen counter has checked pieces on it, but I don't have it EVERYWHERE! The sharp contrast of B&W really catches my eye, even in clothing. I will confess that I also have a lot of black and white clothing!
So hopefully your questions have been answered.
I am off to paint another table - yes, in checks!