Armoire

One more piece to go to complete my client’s master bedroom set she inherited from her mother and father.

Refinished in a solid look using Sherwin-Williams Black Bean. The top of the unit as well as the top of the middle section (even though it’s one solid piece) are stained in Armoire Hickory. Original hardware cleaned up. Stay tuned in for the matching mirror.

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Curio Cabinet

This transformation rocks, my clients were over the original finish and plain look of this piece. They wanted change!

This curio cabinet has been revamped in a solid finish using Sherwin-Williams Snowbound and added iron pipe hardware. I also added brackets on the corners of the piece for more character. There are glass shelves for the inside of this piece that my clients held onto. I cant wait to see how she decorates her curio cabinet.

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Decor Items

Occasionly clients will ask me to refinish little décor pieces, this current client came to me to have a bathroom shelf refinished as well as some hardware that she’s putting on a dresser. I love her idea of what she wanted for the hardware keeping the handle pulls original but the backing in a custom navy blue color. Shelf refinished in a blue color match and updating the knob with a white and gold feather. Matching an armoire that I refinished some time ago. Before:

The Artistic Home Design

Second Chance Charms is presenting a NEW product line called The Artistic Home Design! Featuring a collection of Fine art painting in acrylic by Maureen Flanigan on Second Chance furniture. A new style developed by a mother and daughter team bringing the traditional canvas paintings onto today’s refinished furniture.

Maureen Bolton Flanigan was born in Buffalo, N.Y, in 1963.  She showed an early interest in art and under the guidance of her Grandmother began painting in oil at the age of nine.  As a youngster, Maureen painted neighborhood windows for the holiday seasons and by her teens was painting windows at local businesses.  She progressed into painting murals and decorative work in private homes and businesses. She attended Phoenix College and graduated with an Associate’s degree in the Fine Arts program.  For several years, she was a student of renowned Arizona Artist Hal Weber, where she acquired a solid foundation in both portraiture and landscapes.  While living in San Diego, California, she became a student of renowned Western Artist Jack Jordan, developing her unique and vivid use of color.  She has won numerous awards in local shows and her paintings are in public and private collections throughout Arizona and California.  Maureen has served two terms on the City of Peoria Arts Commission.

Maureen and her husband Brad have been married for 35 years, they have 4 children, (one son-in-law and two daughter in-laws), and a total of 8 grandchildren.

Maureens’ daughter Rebecca, is very accomplished in her own unique style of refinishing furniture, and it seemed like a perfect fit to combine their talents to create fine art on the furniture that Rebecca brings back to life.

Maureens artist statement has always been   “…The beauty of a work of art is in the work itself.” A quote by Robert Henri, THE ART SPIRIT.  And now, this statement has a new and special meaning, as each piece is a combination of creativeness from both mother and daughter, a very special bond.

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Rebecca and Maureen

 

Bookcase

A bookcase that was built by my clients father when he was younger was brought in for a Second Chance. She wanted the backdrop to pop against the white and to have it match the bed frame and dresser I refinished for her back in 2015. 

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Dover White. The backing is Sherwin-Williams Black Fox and Glazed in Tricorn Black.

Navy Armoire

Simple doesn’t mean easy! A sleek solid finish for this transformation! (I find that it is hard to photograph dark blues, or maybe its my camera phone.) Nonetheless, this piece turned out great! A dark navy color matched to a shelf my client provided. New gold dipped white feather pulls are absolutely lovely!