Monday, December 10, 2012

Cara's Dresser

This was a commission piece, which I just fell in love with!  Cara looked through my portfolio, told me which pieces she liked, and what colors she wanted and this was the result.  Isn't it beautiful?

The drawers are painted in my favorite white, BEHR's Magnolia Blossom.  Then lightly distressed and finished off with a very slightly tinted wax.

The body and the knobs are a teal color that was probably the prettiest oops color I've ever picked up.  I had a gallon of it, but when that's gone I'll likely have to go have it color matched I love it so much.

On the two small top drawers I used some classic glass knobs.  

The top was stripped and stained with a single application of Minwax's Dark Walnut, which showed up lighter than normal on this piece, but I liked it.  Of course I finished it off with some tinted wax and gave it a good buffing to get that aged gleam we all love so much.

If you are interested in commissioning a piece of furniture, email me at applehouserevival @ gmail . com


I will be sharing at:
The Dedicated House's: Make it Pretty Monday 
Elizabeth and Co.'s: Be Inspired

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


I love it when someone sees one of my pieces and proclaims it "just exactly what I've been looking for!"

That happened twice last weekend at my last show of the year (thank goodness!)

Since I'm busy recuperating from a flu/cold double whammy, two HUGE shows, and trying to get this family in the Christmas spirit, I thought I'd show them to you together.

The first is this cute chest of basket drawers.  It actually went to live in our cute local fabric store, 3 Layer Quilts to store their scraps.  Perfect, right?

The second is this vintage office chair.  Everything about this chair was still perfect.  Its wheels still rolled smoothly, its turning mechanisms still worked, it just needed a little help in the looks department.  A nice couple knew it would go perfectly at their solid old roll top desk.

I have three other pieces ready to show you, plus pictures from the last two shows, so I'll be back sooner than later.
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