Artful furniture painting

DSCF1011DSCF1012My latest paint project is finishing a stool. My son Nathan build it for me for my Christmas present. I asked him to design it after an antique shaker piece that I had seen.

What I love about this design is that you don’t have to bend over every time you need to move the stool. And being 5’2″, I need to use a stool pretty often. The tall handle with a hole also makes it possible to hang the stool from a shaker peg.

For this faux finish I am painting three colors of paint: an ochre base color, a light gray, and a white. Continue reading

Old desk with a new outlook on life

DSCF1006I found this old oak desk at the thrift store, a bargain at under $20. It was just what I have been looking for a work area that will fit all of my beading supplies in its ample drawer space. It was missing the pull out surface on the right, but I figured I could cut something to size to replace it. The only thing was that I hated the drawer pulls. They seemed out of proportion like very big noses on small faces. Sorry — I see faces everywhere! In the knots of wood, leaves and branches of trees, etc, etc, etc.┬áIn this photo you can see that I have already removed the pulls. Continue reading