Sometimes all ya’ need to get motivated to get projects done is an “event”. In my case… we had our neighborhood garage sales this weekend (which I always participate in)… so I had to get my garage cleared out! It was the motivation I needed to finish the painting projects that I had sitting in there!
So without further adieu….
Remember these pots that I needed motivation to start:
The designer asked that I make them look similar to the fountain I showed you on this post. She didn’t want them to look “fauxed”… which I translated into “don’t make them look too perfect or matchy-matchy”. Sometimes that is harder than you think.
I started by spray painting them a nice tan color…
If you are a professional faux finisher and have never used Aqua Finishing Solution’s Stain and Seals…. you need to. I have my studio always loaded with them. If you are in KC… you can purchase Stain and Seal from Surfaces Fine Paint... they are the local Aqua distributor.
After drying, I added Aqua’s Rich Brown Stain & Seal.
And here is the big reveal:
One project down. Two to go….
I had this dresser from another client.
I added some “worm holes” with a Modello stencil removing tool.
(Pay no attention that I haven’t had a manicure in months. These are workin’ girl hands! But feel free to marvel at the fact that I was talented enough to stab the wood with this picker thing and snap a photo with my other hand AT THE SAME TIME! Serious skills…)
After that, I glazed the whole thing with Van Dyke Stain & Seal and called it a day:
My last garage project was transforming this old desk/bookcase that my client bought off Craigslist:
This is a great example of transforming an ugly piece of furniture that has “good bones”.… into something marvelous! I love it! Great find Jill!
I finished it and delivered it on Thursday. Just in time for this on Friday:
And to my dismay, Ava discovered dirt:
Three projects down… garage is empty… it’s a beautiful thing.
If you are interested in more furniture transformations…. head over to Sanctuary Arts at Home for some serious inspiration.