Archives for September 2012

My Fall Mantle or Mantel

So many beautiful Fall mantles are being posted on different blogs.  I was inspired to create something on mine. We built a center chimney cape with an exposed brick fireplace so you see the brick on all four sides for two stories.  And our mantle itself is a very rough-hewn piece of red oak that came […]

The two grey chairs

With the help of my husband I have finally finished these two chairs.  I chose a very neutral palette because I wanted the shape of the chairs which I love to be the focus.  They almost have that Gustavian Swedish feel.  The more I paint furniture (or not, I have some pieces that will not […]

The white dresser

Here is another piece finished, so nice to get things done!  This dresser is from the 1920’s or 30’s, built very well dovetail joints and all.  There were just a few small areas of missing veneer (filled with some wood putty and sanded) and the finish was quite dull.  Out came the Annie Sloan chalk paint […]

Things I’ve been working on…

We’re getting some really beautiful, cooler and dryer weather here in Connecticut and I have been taking advantage of it to get some work done.  When the weather is too humid I’m not able to wax my furniture pieces because the wax just doesn’t seem to dry no matter how thinly I apply it. First […]

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