Wednesday

"chair" me up



I love painting chairs!  

They can be a great accent, to any room. No matter what the decor, if you use a coordinating color palette it can be a great way to add a bit of fun.
  
The above picture is the latest chair I had the privilege to redo; but more on that in a minute.

The first chair I ever painted was this one.  It was love at first sight!



 

The reason I love redoing chairs is the great curves, and various shapes that each chair provides.  Its cool how the same two chairs can be completely different by just changing the color combo, or use the same color combo on different chairs and make them match.

  Here are just a few  chair redos that i have done over the years.  Maybe they'll inspire you. 

















So, now back to the most current chair.  

Jenny is a fabulous customer of mine.  She allows me great creative freedom in all the projects she hires me to do-LOVE her!  

For this project, she wanted me to paint a chair of hers to match a desk that her friend had painted for her a while back.




She had said it didn't matter if they matched exactly just use a similar color palette, so that's exactly what I did.  





Here they are together





I used Benjamin Moore colors in 

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And just a reminder that the Etsy store is closed until Dec 20th so we can get caught up on all of our Holiday orders!

Also, if things weren't crazy enough, we are moving into our new, larger studio Dec 1st!  I am so excited and can't wait to share it with you all!






Friday

Miniature Table for 2

 

Hi creative friends!  

It's been a little bit since I last posted but please know I have been VERY busy! Our Etsy Store has been booming!  So, that means I haven't had a lot of time for custom  orders.  I miss painting furniture so much! I truly do.  Don't get me wrong painting the smaller items in our store is fun, but furniture is therapeutic and gets my creative mind moving.  I'm working on a bunch of other pieces right now, so hopefully I'll have more pieces to post very soon.

We first did two tables for Mike (are wonderful friend from the paint store) a couple of years ago.  They wanted these two missed matched pieces to come together with a fresh and funky look for their daughter who was getting her own place.



Once finished they looked like this.  The pictures aren't that great, we remembered to take them just before they picked them up, but you sort of get the idea.








Now they were ready for their 3rd piece!  Love these people!

This was the inspiration piece. The patterns didn't need to be identical but they really liked the color palette/combination. 


You can't see it in the picture below but the leg on this piece had been repaired at one time and had now come apart again.  We tried to fix it with Gorilla glue, but it didn't work.  We had to remove the leg, scrape the old glue off, nail it back into place and then secured it/ sealed it with a wood epoxy. It was quite a project, but after it "set up" it was like new.  When that was finished, we sanded the entire piece and primed it with Bullseye 1-2-3 primer from Zinsser, twice.


 The final piece looked like this.









The matching table is on deck next.  It's a bigger project then this smaller one.  Here's a sneak peek!


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Sunday

Personalized Gifts For You


Christmas season is the busiest time of year for me.  I love all the unique gifts that people come up with; original, personalized gifts, for family and friends.  My friend Eva asked me to create a couple of just such items.  


This style table is one I have readily available. As a matter of fact I have created a couple different designs on this very surface.  Here's a couple of past posts


She had seen this particular table 





and had asked if I could possibly do it in purples and greens. Being the accommodating lady that I am I said, "Yes!"  So, this was her first table:


Maybe, you recognized this faux from this recent post?  I used the same greens in this armoire to                             create a mossy styled faux for the backdrop of this flowered cat.





Her second table was for her daughter's boyfriend who was an avid Boy Scout.  She sent me their emblem and asked if i could recreate it on a table.  Being the accommodating lady that I am, I said....yep, you got it, "Yes!"







I hope y'all get/got some pretty creative and interesting gifts this holiday season!  

Stop on over to our Etsy Shop and see all the wonderful new items we have. I encourage you to bookmark our page and come back to create your own personalized gifts at some point in time. We are adding new things all the time. 

Or stop by our Pinterest page or Instagram for some creative inspiration.  



MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!