October 10, 2012

Busy Little Bee...

As the title would suggest, that's what I've been lately.  I'll just quickly share some before and afters I've been working on.  We can call that good, right?? :)

So, I don't have a true before of this headboard and foot-board but here's a "during" shot as they are becoming a bench.  This piece was for a local client.

 Here's the after using "Alligator Green" from Benjamin Moore and ASCP in Graphite.
 This bench was going to be used with a farm table, so we also added casters to make it more functional.  A close up of the after:
 Antique china hutch before:
 And after...using ASCP in Old White:
 An antique trunk I recently finished for another dealer friend of mine:
 A close up of the weathered look on the trunk.  Created this on by layering various paints and waxes.
 An old boring, blah mirror "before":
 And here's the after using reclaimed wood for a rustic barn-wood look:
 Dresser before...can't turn this one right...work with me people:
 Dresser "after" (she cleans up well):
 Desk "before":
 Desk "after":
 Ah, the power of paint and stain!
 Oh, and we did manage to squeeze in a weekend camping trip recently with our Sunday School class.  Good times!!  Didn't realize how much we needed a day or two of relaxing!

And that furniture my friends is just the tip of the iceberg the last couple weeks!  Hopefully, I will get you some detailed tutorials on these pieces soon!