A nice creamy white paint, painted hardware and a decoupage surface brought this old fella back to life! She, (yes, I believe pieces can morph from male to female and vice versa!) is one of those pieces which I could easily find a spot for in my dressing room, but my youngest needs new soccer shoes!
A gal pal left the Province to take a job out west and left her furniture to me.... Her 6 kids had bumped, hit, scribbled and stood on the pieces for years. But we all know, if it's old, it's revival is definitely doable.
When owning a business, the ebb and flow of revenue can get pretty tricky and around here, Spring and Christmas are expensive! Gifts, entertaining, gardening, decorating etc. Thus, I’m forced to pull ideas out of thin air to supplement our income. As much as I’d prefer to be organizing another event, penning my book, patenting an idea or Netflix and Chillin’, I throw on the SuperMama Cape and hit the streets of imagination.
Out for a walk with my pup, I came across a 7-foot fallen tree branch. It was beautiful! I thought perhaps I'd plunk it onto the patio for the winter to display snowfalls and icicles and provide an illuminated silhouette during winter evenings . However, as I pulled it through the front door its presence in the room dictated that it would stay indoors...
It’s here! That dark, spirited time of year when we the living honour the dead. Children squeal as they collect candy, parties are plentiful and communities band together. Neighbours we don’t see all year get a little friendlier and we are entertained by tiny people theatrically dressed on our doorstep.
At the beginning of the year, I made a decision to stop refinishing antiques to move in another direction. After giving away most of my materials, selling the inventory and declining requests to revive pieces, I was contacted by a leading, national newspaper to take on a refinishing project like no other. BURNING furniture! Yes - scorching/torching/charring with Fire! I'm that gal who favours a chain saw over a shopping cart, a motorcycle over a mini van, so the answer was a no-brainer. ABSOLUTELY!
Working from home, we can get really distracted by a load of laundry, the kids coming home for lunch, stairs that need refinishing or repairing that dang chip in the nail polish.
The first thought I had when I came across this majestic duo was My mind turned instantly to issues surrounding our aboriginal women and girls.
Initially, I was going to paint the piece the bright, saturated palettes of art but decided to leave it somewhat raw, reflective of the issue.
This project is dedicated to the lost aboriginal & we have lost. ...