Monday, December 17, 2012

Corners of my house

Everywhere you look....a bit of Christmas cheer has taken over. Here is just a glimpse.

I could take pictures like this all day,........oh wait, I did. Here's some more. :)


Monday, December 10, 2012

More catching up.

My Artist market was not only successful but a whole lot of fun. A big "thank you" to all the artists that joined me this year.
Here are a few pictures I took before it started. Lots of art and vintage finds mixed together just the way I like it.

And.....if you're by the Pannikin, you can check out my latest before and after piece. The owner wanted something industrial to display her robot christmas display.
I took an old workbench, gave it a fresh coat of metal paint, added some locking casters with mahogany wood supports, and built the shelf and top with reclaimed wood I had. Definitely took a lot longer than I thought it would, but luckily, it was finished just in time.
Would make a great worktable or kitchen island/bar don't you think? I'm kind of hoping it makes it's way back home to me.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Before and After

As promised, here's one of my favorite before and after projects I finished recently. Oh, and don't worry, this is just the beginning. I have plenty more to share, just want to spread it keep you coming back for more.:)

I spied this super giant 6 drawer piece sitting on the side of the road with a free sign on it. I drove by it twice while doing errands thinking it was just waaaay too big and I didn't have the room in my studio to even work on it. By three o'clock that day, it started to haunt I went back for a closer look. It was a super solid piece. The drawers opened and closed on smooth glides. The drawers were so big I could store plenty of fabric and supplies in them. So I called my husband and he helped me haul it home.
It was primed inside and out, the top was sanded down to raw wood and stained a dark walnut and waxed. Then the rest got a fresh coat of white paint, added caster wheels to the base, and ordered all new hardware. The sides weren't the prettiest so I'm in the process of covering them with used paint sticks. (that idea was inspired by my artist friend John Finkbiner who uses his old paint sticks on frames and art pieces. Genius!!!)