I am sorry that I’ve lagged on posting the last couple of weeks. I have been busy with a kitchen redo, so I cannot complain. I just love the transformation of kitchen cabinets!
Here is a small two tiered table that I did. I am going to redo it again for a client to match her decor but before I prep, I’ll post the first redo 🙂
Sorry I have not posted in a while, but thankfully with the New Year….I am busy with an influx of new jobs! Thank You, Jesus!
Below is an old vintage pine chest. I refinished the top in chestnut and a mix of espresso. It was very banged up, but that adds the the “distressed” look. The base is done in one of my favorite colors, Dove white ( made into chalk paint). Clear wax applied then dark wax to give it an antique vibe.
Here is another metallic silver dresser that I just completed for a client. This dresser is Asian inspired and was in a deep mahogany like finish. After prep work, I painted black…a little trick for metallics is to paint the base coat in black flat. Then I painted in my new favorite Modern Masters, silver shimmer. My client wanted it to look aged and classic. I chose to shade (glaze) in copper penny bronze. The bronze complimented the original hardware nicely. Usually I seal in polycrylic satin, but for this piece I decided to go with a semi gloss. I absolutely loved the result. I hope you enjoy this transformation.
I’ve been through many metallic paints but I have to say, Modern Masters is my absolute favorite! This antique French Provincial went from the past to the present in a flash of metallic silver. I kept the hardware original because the natural patina looked cool, mixing the old with the new. Hope you enjoy the pics!
Every year for Christmas, my family plays the gift swapping game “dirty Santa”. The gifts range from practical to prank because we plus a few little treasure to entice some “steals”. For one of the gifts, I made this up-cycled, repurposed jewelry frame organizer. It was very easy and you can make it a number of ways. I chose wire for the backing to hang necklaces, but you can do chicken wire, burlap, cork board…..cool retro fabric, etc.
I created the design for this accent table over a year ago. It’s still one of my favorites that I did for a client. It was originally a deep brown finish with a flat top. I painted and distressed the base of the table. Then for the top I heavily textured it with plaster, and added crackle finish. I stenciled the top with the French design then added gold accents to the lettering. I distressed the lettering, then glazed and sealed with polycrylic. Voila!
A client requested I make a directional sign that held all of the places they’ve lived. At the top I out a sign “established” to show their wedding date. It was made with 1×4″s fasted together and cut into arrows. The signs were then hand-painted and distressed for a weathered look. To finish, they are fastened to a stake….in her case, because of the many places the stake is 8′. This will also allow room for her to plant it in the ground. I made her two blank arrows for future destinations (not shown).