Thursday, October 21, 2010

Beautiful Coffee Table

Here we have a rather sad coffee table that a client asked me to re-do and make beautiful and it wasn't that hard to do.

Here is the table when I got it.  It was very well worn.  But it had potential :)

Here is a close up of the detail on the legs and the apron of the piece.

Here is the leg after I painted the whole thing black.  It was pretty But.....There was still work to be done.

This is the leg close up after distressing it.  The detail now is much more pronounced but it looks dry and the wood showing through is very light.

This is the close up of the leg after I put the colored wax on it.  The wax makes the leg more rich looking and not dry at all.

This is the side view of the finished piece.  Notice the distressing on the side apron was done with a very light touch and only went through the black paint and not the wood stain.

Finish piece was delivered to a very happy client.  Its so much fun to do these interesting pieces.  Everyone has them, there is a never ending supply.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My most recent project

My most recent project was for a client.  She had a buffet, and hutch from her mother that she wanted to use.  She also had an oak table with 6 chairs that were not of the same period.  She wanted to use them all together.

By painting them and treating them all to the same finish it brought a cohesive look to all pieces.

Here are the pictures.

Here is the Oak table with the 6 chairs

Here is the buffet definitely not Oak and much older

Here is the Hutch again not Oak and a much older piece.

I should mention that she had a piece of furniture in the next room that she really liked the look of, so we were trying to coordinate with it. 

Here are the after pictures

Here is the table with the six chairs

The buffet

The hutch

I have to say it has been my most challenging project to date.  We painted the pieces off white, then glazed with a medium tan, then put a clear coat over that.We then glazed them all with a custom mixed grey. Over all that I put a clear coat of wax, the horizontal surfaces got two coats of acrylic poly.

The client was very pleased.  She said that the furniture has now been brought into the 21st century and she will be proud to use it for many more years.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Zebra Anyone?

Zebra dresser
 I don't have before pictures of  these two pieces.  Let me tell you about them though.  When they came in they were painted in a yellow gold color and the drawers had wallpaper on them.  Not a bad idea but it was old and coming off in spots.  I painted the outsides of the pieces black then painted the drawers white.  After that was dry I added the Zebra stripes.  The knobs were round wood so I painted them black as well. 

Zebra Desk

Picture of the Shop front with the Zebra furniture in the window.
I just love it when my pieces make it into the window.  It means they really like them ;)  I did these over the summer and thought a young tween would think they were cool.  Which they did......  both are sold.  I know one went to a college dorm ( not so tween after all)  not sure where the other one went but they are both sold.  Yay

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