Friday, July 23, 2010

lg cabinet

The large cabinet,we found out, was photo copied wood grain and could not be stripped. We painted the cabinet black like the inside panels in the kitchen cabinet doors. The inside panels on the doors were removed and avary wire was installed. An antique cut work table cloth was tea stained, cut up, and gathered behind the wire.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

kitchen area

Cabinets were stripped and stained a light fruitwood. Center panels on the doors were painted taupe and then black rubbed through.Wood molding in a French fruit design was painted and antiqued and applied to the upper cabinet doors, edges around the doors and drawers were copper leafed.

Breakfast table

I designed the faux tiles to go on the top of the breakfast table using fabrics I had used on the cornice board over the French doors

kitchen faux wine tiles

I wanted something different behind the sink area, I went to the library and got a book on French wines. The wine labels were quite small, I took the book over to my favorite photo copier and ask then if they could enlarge them to 6X6 inch squares. I used masonite to decoupage the wine labels to simulate tiles.

Hubby Jack did the faux beams using colored mud and a curry comb over polyfoam square beams.

straw walls

Real straw mixed with dry wall mud was used in the wall finish then aged with rottenstone.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Welcome to my blog, this is all very new to me and as the saying goes "It's hard to teach old dogs new tricks" and believe me I am in that category.
Karen Valentine did an awsome job designing my blog I love pigs, collect pigs and even have a pig tree at Christmas, so it was fitting to use pigs on m y home page (husband Jack said people will think it's a cooking blog.)
I have started teaching again furniture painting techniques and decoupage and now have some wonderful creative ladies in class.
I am in the process of putting my blog site together and will be giving you tips and sharing with you pictures of our Country French home. Stay tuned for coming attractions. Bless you, Vonda