Tuesday, March 31, 2015

I need more furniture to paint!

Yes, I have run out of small pieces of furniture to paint.  But, I have still been busy.  I have painted two old wooden trays with metal handles.  I do wish I had taken some "before" photographs!  I have to say these are much easier to wield  around on my work table than a bench or a chair !
Presenting the "accessories" part of my painted offerings :

" Pears"
serving tray - 12" X 18" - wood with metal handles
acrylics, fabric, poly sealer

 " Pears" -
" Three Friends"
 serving tray
10 " X 16" - wood with metal handles
acrylics, fabric, poly sealer

" Three Friends" -
I need more furniture and I need more trays to paint.  And, I REALLY need it to stop snowing so I can go out and find those treasures that await me.
Stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

While waiting for paint to dry .......

I guess I could clean up my studio, or dust something, or wash something, but, seriously, that never works out! 
Yesterday I pulled out a few of my ongoing project paintings; " 100 Faces".   They are now greeting cards!  This was an easy project thanks to my trusty HP scanner/printer.  I love that machine!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

" Seven Friends" Bench ....

This bench top measures 12" X 40" and is embellished with acrylics and fabric. The rest of this week will be devoted to making sure all these recent pieces are fully sealed.  I might have to take a break until I find more sad furniture to paint!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Painted Children's Chairs ......

This new obsession is going to take over my studio.  They are signed and dated on the bottom, and now needing a good home. I wonder if there is a market for painted furniture ?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

My "Underwater Bench" .....

And yet another way to ignore the winter that won't quit!  This little bench (top measures 13 " X 24" ) was a really ugly brown and was hanging out at a thrift store.  Although very sturdy, it really needed some help!
  After prepping the surface, I spray painted it lavender all over, and then began my 2 week long trip to the tropics via paint.  In a couple of days I will add 3 coats of a clear acrylic sealer. This makes me so happy!  In fact, I have another piece of furniture waiting for something magical to happen.  Stay tuned!  In the meantime, go find a piece of furniture that looks really sad and make it fun!