This bad boy was in ROUGH shape when I rescued him from an auction. He needed some major repair work before I could start giving him a facelift, so it’s taken me quite a while to get around to completing him. I started with a base coat of ASCP in original, then added ASCP in duck egg blue, and Aspire in wisdom and inspire. The painted finish has areas of crackle, drips, blended colours, and worn spots, giving it a unique, aged look.
This big beauty was headed for the dump when we rescued her from a friend’s parents. She was painted with Aspire mineral chalk paint in Wisdom (dark grey) and given a weathered look on the drawer fronts with a few other shades of grey as well as clear and dark wax. New handles and fleur-de-lis knobs complete the update.
We received a message from a new client that had recently purchased an expensive entertainment center at a discount due to some damage that had been inflicted during transit. Due to the size of the piece and the nature of the repair, it was much more cost-effective to do the work on-site over a couple of visits. The first trip was just to see what the damage was and what I could do to help. As you can see in the photos, the top surface is actually laminated particleboard, and…
Here’s another piece that I found on the curb. The wooden top was scratched and peeling, but otherwise it was in good shape. I cleaned it up, gave it a fresh coat of grey acrylic and now it’s ready for it’s next chapter. What can I say…we live in a nice neighbourhood where our neighbours throw out good stuff!?!
I picked up this solid maple rocking chair at an auction last summer, and worked on it bit by bit until I was finally able to get the whole thing stripped and sanded down to bare wood. The body of the chair was primed and painted with a satin black (industrial grade) acrylic coating (from my friends at Sherwin Williams). The seat was stained with Minwax stain in Jacobean and coated with several layers of satin Nano Defense wood floor sealer. I really like the way it turned out, so…