Sunday, July 3, 2011

Scavengers...

I'm in the process of hatching a new creative idea, though not exactly sure what it will look like in the end, I'm forging ahead and letting it take shape as I go. Jim says I'm putting the cart before the horse, but I think I'm actually letting my idea come into focus with each step I take, even if they are out of order.

So far I do know that it'll involve painted furniture, and will give me an opportunity to use the new Chalk Paint I wrote about in an earlier post. Painted furniture was my first love and how I started out in decorative painting 20 years ago, and now seems I'm coming full circle after years of faux finishes and murals...it's back to furniture with alot more knowledge and ideas than when I started out.

I've begun scavenging around for pieces of furniture I'd like to rescue & recyle and here is what I've come up with so far. My daughter in law Lucinda went with me on one of my excursions (pictured in the armiore mirror), which made it all the more fun!

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These goodies where all at a local consignment store in Encinitas, Consignment Classics...a treasure trove of furniture and really great finds !
I purchased two of the green upholstered chairs and have big plans for them which I'll share in an upcoming post.





This is a collection of furniture I pulled together on the project I'm working on now up in LA. I do the design and set up for a wonderful showroom getting them ready for the gift show in mid July. It's another place full of goodies just waiting to be painted !



Love this little salmon Bombay chest


Great little nesting tables


I love this little metal cabinet.


An large ornate mirror



When I pull it all together, add in my vintage pillows...creative juices just start flowing! Although I do have some great ideas, I'm open to suggestions as to where to take it from here...please chime in !

1 comment:

  1. Too fun! I love consignment stores and the one in Encinitas is good! Can't wait to see your creations.

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