Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Custom Color! Vintage Desk Redux in Siena Sunset!

This is a before and after pic of a desk I just refinished in a custom color that I call "Siena Sunset."  I mixed the color myself, for a recent client who had seen another desk of mine, painted in a lighter shade of orange called, "Marmalade Glaze."  He was looking for something a little darker, like an Hermes Orange and I was more than happy to oblige him.  The desk has six coats of paint, applied by hand and two coats of hand applied wax.  The original brass hardware (which was caked with layers or tarnish) was cleaned and polished carefully, so as not to remove all of the patina, keeping its warmth intact.  I love the color and now am thinking if I could make some room in my place for a desk...

Thursday, April 8, 2010

New Item for sale! Vintage Tall boy Dresser with turned knobs -- Sold

Here is a new item I just finished and just posted for sale on Craigslist!
Vintage Shabby Chic Wood Dresser Tall Boy -Free delivery - $175 

This is a Vintage, solid wood Dresser with four drawers and turned wooden knobs. 

The boards that comprise the top and sides of this vintage dresser are made from one solid 15 inch wide board!  Very nice and very hard to find nowadays (as trees are now rarely allowed to grow to the point where you can harvest 15" wide boards from them).  This might have been made by a single furniture maker (perhaps for personal use) as the construction doesn't appear to be factory made.

This is painted with a custom color I mixed myself, which I call Storm Cloud (a combination of dove grey and a creamy almond color).  I then wax this with a homemade wax that has a bit of white liming added to it, to give it a deep, weathered look that is actually very soft to the touch.

 The turned wooden knobs are stained with a Colonial Red stain that I mix myself, allowing the grain to still show through and the piece is lightly distressed.

This vintage dresser would look great in a rustic, shabby, paris chic or beach cottage home and will last for years to come.  It is ready to be put to use today!  If you live within 15 miles of Los Feliz, I offer free delivery for this piece.  Thanks for looking and if you'd like to check out the Craigslist ad, you can view the link here:

Vintage Shabby Chic Wood Dresser Tall Boy -Free delivery - $175

and if you're interested in this piece, or in refurbishing a piece you already have, you can email me through here or Craigslist.  Thanks for visiting my blog!