Monday, January 9, 2012

Painting on Non-Traditional Surfaces

When most people think of paintings they think of artwork created on canvas or fine pressed papers. But this is not the case for me. I love to paint on anything! Give me an object, an idea and I'll paint it for you. My friend, Mary Coombs, is a great example of a woman with creativity and imagination. She is the co-owner of A Garden Party, a local all occasion florist company, and has commissioned me to refinish two pieces. I thought it would be great to share the different types of things I have painted for her and maybe you'll get inspired to have a piece of furniture redone for your own home.

For her business, I refinished an antique sewing box that she rents to brides as a card box. The box was originally a dark stain and Mary had the vision of painting it a fresh color with a silhouette of brown dandelions.

Mary also had special plans for a cedar hope chest that was given to her by her grandparents. The chest was originally a dark stain and was sitting in her garage. She wanted the chest to be an accent piece in her bedroom with a painted design to match her beloved curtains (What a great idea!). After dusting it off and giving it a fresh coat of paint, here is the final product.

Contact me for details on how I can help you bring new life to any surface in your home.