Thursday, August 5, 2010

crackle finish lamp and table


The lamp base was finiushed in a crackle painted peel and antiqued. The shade was done in decoupage with wrapping paper I got at the General Trading Company in London. The pigs were cut out and glued above the checked border I painted at the top and bottom of the shade. The end table was stripped and finished in pickle pine. Wooden knobs were painted in black and white checks to match the lamp shade

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

fireplace


When we moved into our home the mantel around the fireplace was oak and had to go, we had to come up with something else. I had always wanted a copper hood fireplace but copper hoods are very expensive so I designed a faux copper hood. Daughter Jorjann's father-in-law is quite a woodworking expert, he decided to use luan (a thin sheet of mahogany) to cover the wooden frame. We used copper leaf squares with a raw umber glaze over it to look old and aged. Large upholstery tacks were used to simulate rivets The old tiles, under the hood, are from a 17th century chateau we brought back from France.