Thursday, June 2, 2016

Painted Desk, Upholstered stool and a Specimen Chest

Are there some days weeks when you are particularly forgetful. Last Friday evening I walked into my friend's house and saw a gorgeous bunch of crimson tulips all open and surrounded with little native flowers and foliage. They were stunning. I said "Wow those flowers are beautiful! Who gave them to you?" I quickly added: "Did I forget your birthday?" She just looked at me really weirdly and said you gave them to me. OMG I had completely forgotten that three days before I'd given her the flowers as she's having a bit of a tough time at the moment. We both just cracked up laughing and she said she was so pleased it's not just her losing her mind. Is it that we have too much to juggle or is it part of the aging process?

Yesterday I finished painting a beautiful desk.  I set it up to photograph, sent the photo to the owner and shared on social media. It wasn't until Roseanna sms'd me and asked "How does it look with the stool?" that I remembered I had also painted and upholstered a stool to go with it.

The stool looks great :)

The table and stool are painted in one of my special taupes and I found some vintage black ticking that was actually my mother's. I made the trim from the fabric also. 

Roseanna uses the desk as a little dressing table in her bedroom so I top coated it with a wipe on poly just so that if she spills mascara on it it's super easy to clean. I don't think it's a nice a feel as wax but sometimes you just need to be super practical about things.

You can see that the table has lots of signs of use but I love it so much. 

On Tuesday I bought a little old specimen cabinet. It was one of those pieces that as soon as I walk in the door I have to start painting as I love it. It really is old and a bit on the rustic side but nothing that a bucket load of white paint can't fix.  These old cabinets typically just have finger holes rather than handles but my friend has bought this to display jewellery in her shop so i painted the inside of the drawers and added crystal knobs.  I actually bought this for home but Phil took one look at it and said sell it. The man doesn't do rustic.

Have a good day
Fiona xx

1 comment:

  1. Everything looks lovely. I think the specimen chest would make a nice jewelry box.


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