Good bye 2019! WOW! Where do I start, this year I completed the least amount of projects, yet excelled on new techniques, and THAT is something I am so proud of! Refinishing a total of 52 pieces: 6 First Dibs, 4 pieces to complete our remodel in our home, and the rest custom orders!
Thank you! With all of my heart, thank you!
“What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence.” Claude Monet
This past year my clients pushed my abilities; at times it was stressful, there were tears, fits, and doubts. Looking back I am so appreciative for the opportunity and knowledge I have gained, because of the trust you have in me I gain confidence. Blending was this past year’s trend and a few customers pushed my abilities. It’s only continuing into 2020 and I am looking forward to the art we will create!
If you recall my goal last year going into 2019 was FOCUS. Read post here: 2018 Portfolio. A huge part of this year’s total pieces being fewer than any other year, was in part because I DID focus on myself and my family. We entered new chapters in our lives and as a mother I enjoyed the time well spent this summer.
Looking back on 2019, we started the year off with our home renovations. Such an exciting time! We completely changed our look and had fun in the process. I redid some of my pieces, gained new pieces and overall made our house a home! This year my mother also joined in on the fun and completed 2 custom projects and one special dresser for me that I will be sharing at the beginning of the new year! Stay tuned in!
Thank you again, for your continued support, well wishes and allowing me to be creative on your goodwill finds, outdated pieces and or family heirlooms!
How adorable is this custom antique side table? Irish I had one! (Haha, enjoy my humor!). Refinished in a custom color that I blended using two different greens and a brown creating a gorgeous forest green. Glazed the base in brown. Stained the top in Sherwood Chestnut. Handpainted clovers and flowers by Maureen Flanigan.
It’s not a secret that my mother is an artist specialising in oil painting on canvas. You can read all about my amazing mother on my blog post: Maureen.
A while back my mother had bought a Todd Reifers Signature Workstation for her Art Room. So when Maureen came to me and said she needs her station to have her daughter’s Second Chance Charms artistic touch, I was ecstatic! She is such an inspiration!
My mother basically gave me free range and I quote “Two toned, maybe a beige and white, and definitely glazed. Surprise me I know I will love it!”… I wanted to see a heavy glaze on her piece, especially with the doors and those pop outs. I used Sherwin-Williams Portico for the base. Glazed the body in both Van Dyke Brown and Turkish Coffee. Keeping some areas highlighted in Portico for that pop of contrast. Revamped all the knobs, metal signature plate, metal on the leather strap and casters in Oil Rubbed Bronze. The before picture really illustrates the difference between the Before and After reveal! “Even castles in the sky can do with a fresh coat of paint”- Haruki Murakami