|These beautiful chairs have gone to a new home. |
I know they will be enjoyed.
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Before I begin to paint any piece of furniture, I sand it, re-glue, and prime.
I took a facebook poll and everyone voted for the grey/black stripe fabric. I am very pleased with "the peoples choice"
These classically styled chairs are painted with Benjamin Moore Aura Semi-Lustre. The set consists of one armchair and five dining room chairs.
Monday, 7 April 2014
I am still working on this little desk. I ordered a replacement lock with key and it is amazing that the reproduction is so much like the original. A good design is worth keeping.
I have painted this desk a soft blue with a darker blue under the front scrolling to add depth. I hope to have this finished and for sale soon.
Sunday, 6 April 2014
I have finally upholstered the set of Strathroy Furniture Chairs. I will post better pictures and a full description later this week. There are six chairs in the set. I first covered the seats with new underpadding, muslin and then the outer fabric. It was a long day but I just love the results.
Tuesday, 1 April 2014
My New Project!
This pretty little 'secretary' has been ignored for quite a few years. This desk is another example of "poor mans oak". The piece is made of a number of different types of wood and was painted to look like oak.
There was only one door guide left, and it was bent and unable to support the desktop.
I have ordered a reproduction lock and key, and am hoping it arrives soon. I want to get the door hung and see what she looks like. She is a soft blue.
I will post pictures soon
This re-purposed china cabinet is 64" tall, 14 1/2 " deep and 35" wide. As usual we removed the front side panels and replaced the single door with two.
The hardware is original, solid brass.