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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.
Enjoy...

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...
Erica

2 comments:

azadeh rahmani said...

Even though I have seen these pieces before it is really overwhelming to see them in a group this way. It is clear being ab artist is your calling. Fabulous!!

sandie Scott said...

Hello. I have a chifferobe exactly like the white one you did but mine has not been Chalk painted. Can you tell me the year of it and how much it is worth? I really need help I cannot find any information until I saw this...

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