Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Here is another example of my ineptness for blogging.  There are no "before" photos of this desk,  but let me tell you it was pretty rough.  I painted it for a friend's daughter who is 13.  We wanted to keep it fun, but not to where she would grow out of it.  This is what the end result is:

This piece had some really great hardware!  It just needed a new look on life.

 I used a bright turquoise (Sherwin williams Cote D'Azure) for the drawers and C.C. Caldwell's vintage white for the body of the desk.  I love the way that the turquoise pops against the vintage white.  It really makes a statement.

I distressed the edges of the drawers and the desk with sand paper.  I used some walnut stain to age the drawers and sealed everything with a satin topcoat.  The desktop itself was stripped, sanded and re-stained and sealed with the same topcoat to keep everything uniform.  

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I am guilty.  I have neglected my blog this month.  I have been very busy trying to complete some pieces for several customers and I don't have a lot to show for it.

I do have one remake to post.  It is a remake for two caned chairs.  I acquired these chairs this summer when my garage was finally cleaned out.  There was absolutely nothing cluttering it up. That last for about a week,  then the inner hoarder in me took over.  Somehow I was able to fill the 3rd bay in the garage in one weekend.  My husband was not pleased, but he loves me and understands my need to create.

Here are the chairs in their untouched state.

I painted this little chair graphite and added the fun chevron fabric to the cushion  and here it is all grown up.

I think this will be the last cushion job I do.  Those things are much harder than they look!

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