Old cabinet doors get a new life and purpose...as art!
A local church was remodeling its kitchen, demolishing everything right and left...and there were all these great old doors, destined for the dumpster?? Not on my watch, buster! Instead, I found a recipe for make-your-own chalkpaint, and got down to work. These newly-reimagined pieces of wall art are brimming with color, pattern and architectural elements. Each piece is one of a kind, and is hand distressed to look aged and worn, with my signature trompe l'oeil accents, and original hinges intact--you could even hang them by the hinges! They are sealed with wax finish for a smooth texture, and are intended for indoor use--but if you'd like one for outdoors, contact me, and I can custom paint a design for you, with a weather-resistant sealer. These doors are limited to what I have on hand--when they're gone, they're gone!
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Child's Western Rocker: $650
This table and chair is a vintage set handmade by the client's grandfather. When she had a little girl of her own with a really cute name, she gave it to me to transform. I interviewed the dickens out of her to get every detail I could...
So the resulting story (my pieces always have a story…I’m a little obsessive that way) is a break taken at the end of a trail ride, on a breezy day that keeps the edges of the big pink bandana-print cloth fluttering–that’s why the worn leather hat is lying there, to keep the whole thing from flying clean away! The cowpoke has thoughtfully brought along a snack for the trusty old paint, and a healthy one, too–an apple and a handful of blueberries. The chairs are made just a little more comfortable for tired, saddle-sore posteriors with a nice piece of cowhide tacked down with brass rivets. And there’s no confusion about who sits where, either: one chair reads “Paisley Blue,” the other says “Paisley’s Pal."
Although this set was painted using the client's own heirloom, it could easily be translated onto a new, unfinished set. Let's talk.
Carefully hand painted to coordinate with the bedding pattern chosen, the piece incorporates the main colors of the room--denim blue and barn red. The saddle is cleverly painted to perch atop the chair back--laid down there at the end of a long ride, no doubt--with the child's name "tooled" right into the "leather".
No cowboy is ever without his trusty rope, and it loops over the chair back next to the saddle, the deputy badge pinned to it for safekeeping. The seat is "cowhide"--naturally, what else would a fashionable cowboy use? Sized to accommodate a child up to about age 5, this chair will see young Travis through many a rodeo for years to come!
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