Introductions – faux bois

Do you all remember this chair?

Well…..she has totally come full circle now! My buddy Dale did a bang up job on the upholstery work…..and even though the wood frame was a total bugger to paint {since it is a recliner and there were so many nooks and crannies!} I am thrilled with how she turned out! Take a look…

Isn’t she a beauty?! I hate to give her up, but her owners are ready for her to grace their space! Woot!

xo,

Barb

Introductions

Well, there certainly has been an evolution process in the design of this chair! I loved it when my client brought it to the studio looking like this:

and I used it in several shoots until it was time to tear off the upholstery and freshen up the paint job…..and then it looked like this:

tearing off the fabric and foam proved to be more monumental than I had previously thought…..but it was done, and I moved onto the painting part. {woot!} I painted the frame in a medium gray and used a small brush to add some bronze details to the trim. Then, It was time for little miss to head off to the upholstery shop, and she came back to me looking like this:

For goodness sakes she is even more of a beauty now! I want to say thank you to my client “A” for trusting me with her treasure…and for bringing this beautiful chair back to the studio so I could photograph the end result!

Meet Aletta……and believe me…she is charmed to meet you as well.

xo,

Barb

Introductions

Meet Lunella.
 I have not sent out an upholstery project in a while, but I am getting ready for Open Studios this weekend, so I am pulling out all the stops. I just had to….{was compelled to}…… unearth this tired old gal, and make her spiffy! This chair, in her before state, has collected dust in my studio for a while. I was so uninspired by how awful and ugly she was. Shame on me…..I had so little faith and vision for what she could become….even though deep down I knew it….. I doubted this one.
It is always good to be proven wrong every now and again! 
Man, she’s a beaut! Crikey!
{Please excuse the lovely cardboard “floor guards”! There is hardly space in the studio for all of the projects I have going on. I am just makin’ it work!}
xo,
Barb