Tuesday, July 19, 2011


My awesome step son, Bradley, just graduated from Queen Creek High, and he has been helping me with my furniture.

I want to explain that my aforementioned "hiatus" from painting furniture is on hold. So I am on a Hiatus Hold. Ok... so I am still painting, maybe even more than ever, and hating the heat, but loving this hobby-turned-business.

We were on our way to pick up a table, and we passed a small, run down trailer in a sketchy part of town. The thing that made this trailer catch my eye was that there was a lovely dresser sitting out front.
I told Bradley, my chauffeur because I hate driving, to TURN AROUND. We were running low on our allotted seed money for the day, but I was intrigued.

As we walked up the drive, I noticed there were three dressers, two that were matching and one that was LARGE, buried in the tiny carport.

I figured it wouldn't hurt to knock on the door. I knocked and waited... and waited... almost left, then looked again at those lovely pieces, and decided to knock again. The neighbors were sitting in the doorway of their house, enjoying a ... tobacco product... and they kindly told me that the woman who lived there was indeed selling the furniture and was always home. She had suffered from a recent stroke and never left the house.

I knocked again and she finally came to the door... wearing only a small towel. I tried not to look down and asked politely if I could purchase the dressers.

She said she would sell them, for a song... I couldn't believe it.

I finished these two dressers the same day.

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Desk and dresser and mirror and chair...

I am doing a lot of pink lately.

Before and after

These pieces are available. Asking $190 for all.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dresser that lived in paradise...

My parents have a cabin in Heber, Arizona, nestled deep in National Forest Land. It's a wonderful cool retreat and I take advantage of it as often as I can. I spent the last two extended weekends there with the kiddos, enjoying the trees and, near the end, the rain.

I have been noticing a dresser in the basement that has been collecting junk over the past ten years. I think it came from another cabin that they bought furnished, but I am not certain.

It's got sweet curves and is very old.

I finally asked if I could have it and they graciously said I could. I painted it a soft blue on the body and left the scarred, burned top alone. The character was too sweet to cover up.

Available, email for details.
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