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Friday, December 12, 2014

Over a year ago. ..

hello Friends!

Ive missed ya!

I started this post over a year ago . never finished it, never posted it.  But I can't just discard these photos I simply have to share. Not only are they pictures from last December (2014) but to me they are progress, growth and motivation. 
I've enjoyed scrolling through these pictures reminiscing of past December. .. many memories with these pictures. 
it's been a wonderfully busy year it's gone by so fast! I must've been very productive as I am positive everything in these photos have since been sold. 
Enjoy my memories

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Love my job

Hello there Friends
I absolutely love painting furniture.  I love the relaxing state that it puts me in. I love bring out my creative into a tangible reality. I love the feeling I have when I've completed a piece. Even though I've been painting for years there is still that feeling like wow I did that?! A sense of pride that can just elevate my mood every time. Yes the experience may be there ( I have been painting for about 17 years)  but really its all these amazing products that are out now. I mean its hard to screw up.  Back when I was just starting out there was (at least it wasn't well known) no furniture paint, Latex was the old school way to go. Now the process for making over your cherished furniture is easy its the creative aspect that sets apart a furniture artist and just a furniture diy painter.  The hardest part for me is trying to figure out what kind of technique and colors I am going to use. Sure sometime the piece just speaks to me and I know right away how I am going to go about its makeover but other times its a fun but difficult decision. and honestly they haven't always been the best decisions embarrassed to say I've had to repaint pieces because they just wouldn't sell.
its been a while since I've posted so today I thought I would share with you a handful of the projects that I've finished the last couple of months.

Here was a custom piece that I did for a client for her sewing room. I hand painted dress form silhouettes on a pine cabinet. This was such a fun piece! The inside is the beautiful bright Bordello by American Paint company and the outside was painted in a taupey grey called Rushmore.

Another hand painted beaut
*coffee table*
painted in American Paint company 100 % all natural clay , chalk and mineral paint
in the colors of Lincoln Hat a smoky black and Dawns early Light pale soft purple

 This beauty didn't last long in the shop... Lovely French Provincial 9 drawer dresser
in a stunning shade of lavender with mica and silver highlights and decoupaged door insets. What a stunning piece.

Wouldn't this be a lovely pop of color in any room!

Super fun Gypsy Boho Chic Bookcases
a metallic gold faux finish inside and a vibrant distressed green on the outside ~ love!

painted in American Paint Company's Waistcoat and Wild Horses

Hand painted Harlequin Pattern on an antique drop leaf table ~ which If you follow my work then you already know im a sucker for stripes and diamonds

and I'll leave you tonight with this sweet Antique Victorian Eastlake Bed that I painted in a creamy white (Home Plate by APC) and then glazed for an antique look. I will never tire of the Shabby Chic look and an all white bedroom

Thank you for stopping by and allowing me to share my photos with you!
Until next time...

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sweet Lil China Cabinet Redo

Hello Friends!
Just wanted to pop in and share a quick post.
I was just so anxious to show off this recent furniture redo that I did for my lovely client , Sharon.
Sharon gave me free range to work some magic on her sweet petite cabinet. I love that, being able to just go with it! The only guidelines that I had were to stay within the Frenchy blue grey color and to use book pages from one of Sharon's childhood books, The Mystery at the Ski Jump a Nancy Drew Mystery Story.
So check out these pictures and let me know what ya think.
Here is the before and after
what a transformation, isn't it?
I first painted the entire piece in a custom mix of Annie Sloan's decorative chalk paint in Napoleonic Blue, French Linen, and American Paint Co.'s Home Plate to come up with a pale bluish grey. Then I covered the entire piece with a wash of American Paint Co. Rushmore ( which is a taupey grey).
Next came the fun part. when I really make this piece unique.
 I added a stencil to the painted doors . And also crackled the drawer.
  Highlighted some of the Cabinets details by painting it Navajo White by American Paint co.
The decoupage book pages  on the side panels and also on the backboard behind the shelfs in the inside of the glass door.
  I also added thin 1" stripes down the sides for extra pizzas!
Distressed all the edges and applied a clear wax to complete the cabinet.
Isn't this china cabinet so super sweet!
It was a joy to paint.
oh how I would love to put this in my room at Deep Creek Vintage in Fredericksburg!  But it already has a home and I can't wait to deliver it to Sharon, hope she falls in love with it like I did!
I better go back to work , I've got lots more furniture to paint! If your local to Richmond then you should come visit me at The Vintage Home Market in 2 weeks!
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hope you enjoyed
thank you for visiting
until next time


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