Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Rocking Chair Saga

Not really my style, is it ? 

I purchased this wicker rocking chair so long ago that I really cannot remember the exact date, however, all I do remember is that it has been hanging around my studio for God knows how long.
It's time for it to go.

Really, it's a nice enough chair.  All the fabric is intact and it sits well.  The wicker is cute enough but it just misses the mark for me somehow.

It will be for sale at Farm Chicks on June 4 and 5.

If you like it come and pick it up for a song.

Monday, March 21, 2011

For The Love of White

It seems that no matter what I purchase, it's white.  Whether it be a new piece of furniture or an old piece, there is always a way to improve upon it with a coat of white paint.

There are lots of people out there that like to glaze or wax over a coat of paint to give the piece a more "aged" look but I think that it makes pieces look alittle too commercial.  So I have stuck to the all flat white look with distrssed areas here and there.

Take this dresser here.  When I bought it the color was RED.  Now don't get me wrong, I love red but in this case it was alittle too much.  So I simply painted it over with, again, flat white, and then after 5 coats, distressed it until the red came thru.  It is perfect.  Not to mention it sold in 1 day.

In any case I feel strongly that white is THE color for old furniture and also for new.  With a white palette you can do all types of accessorizing with color to make the look your own.