Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cabinets Makeover

Bought two cabinets at a garage sale for $4!! What a bargain.
 They're in pretty good condition, but just needed a little TLC.
Below are images of both cabinets before and after. 

First cabinet before TLC.

After a little TLC.

I used Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint ™ which has extremely low VOCs and has little to no odor. Next I glued handmade decorative batik paper that I bought at the local art store.
Close up of the drawer.

Images of the second cabinet, and used the same paint from Annie Sloan,
but applied different decorative handmade paper.


Close-up of decorative paper.
These little guys were a hoot to fix up. 
I have a couple more pieces of furniture I plan to clean up.
 Stay tuned.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Commission Piece

Yay! I fished my first commission piece in St. Louis. The clients were very pleased with the painting, and bought two of my paintings last month at the Schlafly art fair. They wanted something similar to the piece below which they bought. I think the painting above the colors are more intense. I am now working on a piece similar for our house that will be a big bigger. Getting more comfortable working on bigger canvas.