Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A dash of boho with a pinch of shabby chic

Started with an old antique bed frame, the seat was made with nice heavy pieces of slat boards.
Entire piece was painted in layers of clay/chalk/mineral paint from APC, then a wash of light glaze was applied to give it richness and dimension.

I then made a custom tufted upholstered seat that was permanently attached for a designer finished look

Custom tufting close up 
Great shot showing the light glaze technique effect.

Extra wood scrolling detail was added for that additional customized and designer touch.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Dance of the Painted Lady

Home from the Putnam Historical District in Zanesville, Ohio painted with the inspiration from "The Painted Ladies" style color combination.

The base colors here are applied in bright bold colors-almost shocking to the eye!

I then work in various layers with black glaze until I reach the exact tone and texture that is complimentary to the exterior of the homes surface.

Close up of the glaze, you can see all the movement from the grain of the wood, all the wonderfully naturally aged marks are brought out instead of hidden to give it a rich beautiful texture to the final look.

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