May 11, 2014 by twinoaksstudio
I hope you are enjoying a beautiful Mother’s Day!
I have been busy working on pieces to bring with me to Lucketts Spring Market. I can’t believe its next weekend!
I visited my local Habitat for Humanity Restore a couple of months ago. They had a beautiful 100 year old settee with a lot of amazing carved details on it. It had some “issues” though…..
My first reaction was to save the piece and to restore it. Fix the crack and reupholster it. It couldn’t be that bad, could it?
Then I got it home and started really examining it….. Uh-oh…..
The poor old gal was riddled with cracks in key support areas. I decided that it was time to switch from “save” to “salvage”.
I removed the back from the rest of the settee and applied a couple of coats of Annie Sloan Chalk paint in a custom shade of blue topped with Old Ochre. I distressed it and applied clear and dark waxes.
I added chalk board inserts and here she is!
Here is the hand carved details up close. Beautiful!
I will be bringing this with me to Lucketts Spring Market next weekend! I hope to see you there!
I will be linking this post up with the following parties:
– Furniture Feature Friday (Miss Mustardseed)
Thanks for hosting, ladies!
Update: This piece sold within 30 minutes of being on display. Wow!