Friday, October 3, 2008

Painting weekend :)

Ive posted some pics of some furniture that I designed and painted a couple of years ago. The dresser above was a steal for 10$ at a local thrift market. It was dovetailed and beautifully made, so of course I just had to spruce it up and add some vintage hardware :)

I took off almost a year from my Design work and threw myself into hand painted furniture. I bought every book on the market to teach myself after I had finished one very simple piece for a client. It started with a client saying, "find me a soft pink dresser for my daughter", and after going through tons of resources, they were all too loud or too big or not sophisticated enough for her taste. So, I figured id give it shot ;) and a year later and hundreds of pieces later, lol, I was having shows of my own and my designs were keeping me up at night....my entire home turned into a studio and I couldn't keep up ;)

soooo, this little branch of my business went to the back burner .......My trip recently ( to get my Fall clothes down, lol, ) to my attic revealed many unfinished pieces yet to be painted ;) so here I am, planning to paint again this weekend, hope im not too rusty!! ;) I will post before and after photos as soon as I'm finished!


I did some small pieces too, these are fun to have in the kitchen , just little bits of color to pop against the kitchen floor ;) They just add a drop of whimsy ;) I only kept one though, I have pictures of it in lots of my kitchen photos and its in the background of this pic ;) Melanie is 13 and still sits on it for dinner ;) lol

Have a great Fall weekend !! ~ Hugs ~ Cynthia

11 comments:

Nancy said...

Hi cynthia, you are very talented! I love the dresser and what a deal! you have a great weekend! Nancy

Liz said...

Wow! Those are SO lovely.

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Cynithia! Just beautiful!!! I used to take decorative painting classes off and on so I know the work involved. You did a fantastic job. You've inspired me to get my paint brushes out and paint something other than walls again!Thanks Have a great fun weekend; look forward to your new projects. Sincerely, Jeannette

Jannet said...

OMG Cyn!!!!!! I have always loved that stool in your kitchen, and you never said anything....lol...I think this is very typical for you sweetie. I'm not surprised to see this side of you....but you always seems to amaze me. Gosh you are so talented! Can't wait to see more of your work!!!.
It would be so cool if I could get a tape of the HGTV show, let me know how it turns out, you're such a sweetie pie......speaking of pie..hehe, I plan to bake tomorrow and will let you know how it goes...lol.
Love the colors on your site!! Have a great weekend & ttys. Hugs, Jannet

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Cynthia,
Wow that looks so pretty and I remember admiring the stool from your kitchen pictures. Sounds like your going to have a busy weekend, have fun painting!
Hugs~Kelly

Cherished Gifts & Favors said...

Once again Cyn you amaze me. I agree with Nancy, you are very talented! The dresser is so pretty. I can imagine it sitting in a little girl's bedroom and watching her grow through the years.

I've really missed reading your blog and chatting with you the last couple of weeks. I've had 2 ulcers on my right eye so I haven't been able to spend much time on the computer. :(

Michelle said...

AMAZING job Cynthia! You're very talented.

Michelle :)

Marilyn said...

Hi Cynthia!

I love the soft feminity of the pink dresser, and especially how that one branch flows around the corner to the front. You've turned a $10 find into a masterpiece!

Plus, that stool is cute, cute, cute!

Simply Dandy said...

I admire anyone who can paint like that. What a wonderful talent you have.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

VintageJunkie said...

Oh my, that dresser is STUNNING! I didn't realize you were such an awesome painter as well! Luv luv the lil stool! GREAT work Cyn...((HUGS))Bekah...

Renee's Reproductions said...

Love all your pieces!! WOW! You are so talented! Great designs! xo Renee