Hi everyone! I just came in from the workshop after staining a batch of folk art and it is frigid!!! BRRR! I use an oil stain and it is not a good idea to stain downstairs in the basement (where it is warmer ) because my work table is beside the furnace. KABOOM!!! But it is finished now, and another batch is on my painting table waiting for detailing. As I finish one group, I am starting the next. I thought I would show you some of my older pieces tonight because the ones I just stained won’t be dry for a couple days.
The first was an old carpenter’s tote I painted all the way around, the next two photos are an old train shipping crate partly done and then completed,( lady bought it for a coffee table) the fourth is an old cutting board I painted with a Terrye French design.
Above is a little cabinet I found at a flea market—it was that dry brown stain popular years ago,with a tin teddy bear repro front. I wish I had taken a photo of it before painting…it looked terrible Al thought I was crazy for paying a whole $4 for it.
A little step stool-found in Virginia for $3 !! It was SOOOOO ugly!!
Old wood ironing boards.
A custom piece I did for a customer—it’s an old piano bench she found and brought to me—inside is another scene along with the family name and date. She uses it to hold mittens and hats for winter.
A penny rug design.
And I saved the best for last…………
…..our grandkitty Stryker!!! He is a really goofy cat…but we love him a lot. Hope you are all snug and warm tonight-our son in Seattle is without power along with over 100,000 others. It’s going to be difficult for all of them—estimates of 3 days to repair.Keep them all in your thoughts. Have a cozy night!–Jan