In April-May I began a massive clean out of my art studio. After over 40 years of collecting projects and resources, I have decided I have “been there, done that” and I know what I want to concentrate on from this point forward.
So nieces and nephews were the benefactors of all sort of fun things, but also, there were a few projects I really wanted family to have. While I donated a large amount of raw children’s furniture to a new church nursery, I held out a few pieces for my nieces and nephew. This was the result.
This table top was their Grandma’s farm with the chairs celebrating a childhood cat (a nod to their daddy – and Grandma still has cats on the farm) and the hummingbirds ever present in the summer.
This year was about packing and moving to a new home. We moved in May and I am just now beginning to get back into my creative world. Mostly with home projects and photography.
I have begun exploring chalky furniture paint, lime wash, and wax. A new experience and I am liking it, although I am tentative with “distressing” the pieces. It is so hard, once I paint something, to then turn around and destroy it!
One large unfinished dresser was my first experiment, sporting a pale seaside teal theme.
And this weekend it was an old china cabinet in grey chalky paint / lime wash and given a bubble glass treatment. One more small china cabinet to go, and then back to children’s furniture. My theme song is “lots to do, lots to do!”