Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Let's play in the dirt...






I love to alter the look of a piece of furniture to give it a look of antiquity, putting on a glaze that warms the look of stark white. The walls in 'the chateau' are the original plaster finish, left virgin after the removal of the wallpaper(it fell off). This finish is perfect for my taste and is catching on up at Sisters. The statue of the Nubian princess, was painted with orange and red fingernail polish by heathen children left to their own devises and salvaged with white paint and glaze, as is the statue on my newel post. Painting frames and chairs and even the fireplace surround, has given each piece a new life...or an old life, however you perceive it. Even altering a lampshade with tea stain, gives it a new personality. Anyway, it's just having fun with paint and there are so many women out there that just can't do it, so it is up to me to put the ideas in their mind and show them a vignette to induce their own style. I love painting walls with the glaze, but that's another post...

5 comments:

Shab-n-Chic said...

Love that glaze finish and I've always loved to tea dye things. Lace,old runners and even millinery if the colors are too bright for my taste. When I had my kitchen cabinets painted, she glazed them and I love the warmer tone. She was able to match my antique cupboard that I use as a pantry. I've never tried it myself, so I may be asking you some questions. Oh great one...show me your ways!

cottagetiques said...

Heathen kids!!!! Girl you make me laugh every time I read your blog!! Keep it coming!!
Theresa

High Desert Diva said...

I prefer white pieces glazed, too.

The Nubian princess/heathen children story was funny.

Utah Grammie said...

I recently refurbished a desk I picked up for $12 - it was a horrible navy blue-ug-nasty-color. Sanded, & painted it robin's egg blue - hubby liked it but I thought it was too bright. I antiqued it with antique white and hubs came home and said, What did you do? Now you have to give it another coat! hahahahaha! He just didn't get it! Your pieces are lovely!
Colleen

Roses and Lilacs said...

Just tried to email you and had it rejected twice. First error message said I was excessively wordy;) Next error message said I didn't have your valid email address.

Clicking on the little envelope beside the comments feature is supposed to send email, right? Technology is too much for my simple brain. Especially early in the morning:)
Marnie