I've been working in my studio as free time permits (yeah...like I really HAVE any of that!) and last week made some serious progress mixing things up. These days I'm all about working smarter, not harder!
I'm lovin' the changes!
For whatever the reason, I just can't get rid of this truly funky looking chest of drawers with it's oddly placed knobs. Decided to keep the aging vintage piece (that's actually super sturdy and strong) and just add some vintage French graphics to the front. Inside the drawers are layers and layers and LAYERS of old lace and at this time of the year I'm digging inside them non-stop!
See this amazing table? I scored it at an estate sale a couple of weekends ago for only $30. It has two leaves which makes it long enough to fill up the center of my studio. I'm way past the point of standing while I work and so the new addition of the table makes creating so much more enjoyable. The solid wood top was originally varnished, as were the legs. I de-glazed them and painted the legs and table skirting with chalk paint. I stripped the top with Klean Kutter spray varnish remover before giving it a coat of AS dark wax followed by clear wax. LOVE how it came out! I'm loving this natural bit of wood in the room....
Finished these two Christmas Stockings a few days ago and several more as well... The one below was fashioned using the flounce of an early 1900s cotton dress... Love using vintage clothing and working them into new designs for the home. Some pieces are tattered and worn and simply beyond repair. So...the salvageable parts are given a new lease on life for a new generation to enjoy!
I'm hoping to be busy for the balance of the year and I'm grateful for the work and the biz...
Hope your week is wonderful.
Just had to stop in and say hello.
Love to you...