Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Sheila Table- My First Free-hand Paint Job

I got a request on facebook to do a custom paint job on an already blue table.  Her grandson had painted it in his shop class at the local high school, and she wanted something custom to give it a little more oomph.  Her home is vibrant and cheery and I think this piece will look right at home in her living room.  She chose the colors to tie in with her rug and fireplace.  I drew up a few sketches of different ideas.  She chose the one she liked best and I got to work.  The spiral is imperfect, both to cover some flaws in the table top and also to seem more organic and less "factory perfect".

What do you think? I had so much fun doing this project!  I would love to do more pieces like this!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Antique White Desk Before and After

I love the farmy feel of this piece. I did it in an antique white and intentionally left some of the dings in the piece rather than fill them in with wood putty. I  like how it makes the piece look aged.  I did a LOT of repair of peeling veneer and big gouges.  Then did 2 coats of antique white paint, distressed a bit, added new hardware and finished with 2 coats of wax.  I think it would make such a sweet vanity with a pretty mirror hung above and a matching chair or stool.  If you purchase this piece and would like a seat to match, let me know! I do custom work, too :)

Here is the before.  Ew.  Oh, and see that desk just to the right?  She'll be done soon and she's gonna be awesome!

After, so much prettier!!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Roma Desk and Chair

I finished this sweet little waterfall desk about a month ago. It's a bright apple green with handpainted knobs and chair to match. The fabric can be easily switched out to match your decor. Drawers are painted red inside! Like most of my pieces the edges are slightly distressed.

I absolutely love this set and it took me a while to decide to let it go.  But, our office feels a bit too crowded with two desks in here, and there will always be more desks to paint!  Contact me soon if you'd like to give this set a new home.  This baby won't last long!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Antique Oak Desk

This is an antique government issue desk from the forest service. I decided not to paint it and instead have cleaned it up, given it new knobs and two coats of paste wax. I left the marks on the top because I love the history of this piece and feel it gives it that great broken in look. The left side and center has drawers with built in dividers. The right side holds a compartment with sliding pop up tray which I believe housed a typewriter. It would make a great spot for a printer, pc tower, or filing system. Our you could use it as an additional work surface. There is also a slide out tray on the left side.

Again, sorry for the awful pics! Camera is still in the shop :(

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Rosa- SOLD!

Just thought I'd show another little side table I've finished. It is done in a colonial red with a slightly distressed finish.  I completed it with 2 coats of mahogany wax.  I just love this little gal!  I actually love her in my bedroom against our smokey gray walls and almost decided to keep her.  But, in an effort to simplify my belongings I've decided to let her go for only $45.  She'd look great in a farmhouse setting, or a more contemporary room. She's just the pop of color you need, dontcha think? :)

Sorry for the horrible photo quality.  My good camera is in the shop and these were taken with my phone.  I'll post better pics when my camera is back from the doc if she's still available!

*Wow!  This little gal sold already! :)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Latest Pieces

I worked really hard getting a bunch of pieces ready to sell at the Country Store Swap meet, and most of them sold before the show!  So, my booth was pretty empty.  But the good thing is that things sold and now I have room to work on new projects!  I sold both of my dressers and this black side table

I painted it in a black gloss, distressed it and then finished with a clear spray on enamel. 

I also painted our outdoor patio table

and did a dry brush technique on this adorable little coffee table.  I just love how it turned out and I wish it was big enough for our living room.  I just know it will look amazing wherever she ends up!  The glass top can be removed and the fabric changed to match someone's decor.  I thought it would be super cute to put holiday themed items underneath, like maybe Christmas cards??  Or family photos, kids' artwork.  The possibilities are endless.  I definitely want to keep my eyes peeled for a larger glass topped coffee table for my own house. 

I also finished my largest custom job, ever!  My sweet friend Jessica asked me to redo her dining table for her.  It was a golden oak before, and had been well loved.  I wish I'd remembered to take a before pic.  I'm so bad about that!   But here's the after.  I think it looks amazing! And it doesn't show well in pictures, but the glossy black enamel paint I used really picked up the grain of the wood, which I love.  It gives the black so much more depth. 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Grey Vanity

I finished another piece today. I found this vanity on Craigslist and couldn't believe what great shape it was in.  Just a few problems with the veneer on the top, and that was it! I spruced her up with a grey called Ominous Cloud.  Isn't that a great name?  Then I lined her drawers, reupholstered the cushion and gave her some big blingy knobs.  What do you think? 

I've decided to give each of my pieces a name for fun and to help me keep them all straight.  So, this little lady is Charlotte. 

I'm almost done with two custom dining sets I've been working on and then I'm tackling a HUGE oak government issue desk that I bought from a church fundraiser yard sale.  Should be fun!  More pics of projects to come :)