Fun with Paint

I love to play with furniture.   Refinishing or Painting – either way, there is something very satisfying about taking something someone would otherwise toss out and making it into a useful, even artful piece.  Here are just of few of the pieces we’ve done.

 

first project Mark and I made for the shop - a custom fireplace, finished with Vermont Slate and gilding

first project Mark and I made for the shop – a custom fireplace, painted a deep gray and gilding on the trim

Alex working his first project using Omaha Ochre and Sedona Clay

Alex working his first project

how pretty!

how pretty!

teaching Cathy and Maureen how to paint and distress

teaching Cathy and Maureen how to paint and distress

looks awesome!

looks awesome!

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one of the tables I did. The Spring Hill Green over Simply White is a bit frightening

one of the tables I did. The  Green over  White is a bit frightening

But then add the aging wax and it's beautiful!

But then add the aging wax and it’s beautiful!

 

a table painted by Kate

such a beautiful table

the cart was nice - but the white was not doing it for me

the cart was nice – but the white was not doing it for me

a bit of Vermont Slate

a bit of slate and it’s so much better!

before

before

during

during

Maureen is so great at this!

Maureen is so great at this!

Vermont Slate, Destin Gulf Green, gilding wax and we're done!

Slate, light turquoise, gilding wax and we’re done!

I had to make a mirror to go with the chest - this is before

I had to make a mirror to go with the chest – this is before

after

after

beautimous!

beautimous!

a cupboard needed some help

a cupboard needed some help

Alex adding Young Kansas Wheat to the inside

Alex painting the inside

Main Harbor Blue is gorgeous!

this Blue is gorgeous!

Almost done!

Almost done!

adding lights really made it shine!

adding lights really made it shine!

Miss Maureen helping us with the painting of another great chest

Miss Maureen helping us with the painting of another great chest

all that prep work!

all that prep work!

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

so nice!

so nice!

this mini writing desk was going to be tossed

this mini writing desk was going to be tossed

After painting it with Traverse City Cherry over Omaha Ochre, I applied aging wax

After painting it with a light red over a cream, I applied aging wax

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should have worn gloves

should have worn gloves

so pretty! but the desk only lasted a day in the shop after posting the photo - it now has a great new home!

so pretty! but the desk only lasted a day in the shop after posting the photo – it now has a great new home!

We sell the  paint and supplies in our shop and teach classes!  Come see  pieces we’ve done or ask about learning how to refinish, upcycle or paint furniture of your own!

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