About 5 years ago, while living in California, my husband Nick, and I, were doing our favorite Saturday morning ritual…. scouring the country side for garage sales! You know what they say…”one man’s junk is another man’s treasure” …and I completely agree! We found this old junky brown end table for $5. I thought what the heck-I could use a new project. We took it home and Nick sanded it all down and I painted it red. There was a little drawer to which I added a pretty little Fleur de Lis knob. Voila!!! I thought it turned out fantastic and we were quite pleased with ourselves. Well, this great little end table has now become too small for what we were using it for and of course, Annie Sloan came into my life. So I decided it was time to give that little red table an upgrade…Introducing Arles…a sort of mustardy color from the ASCP line…I took the red table out to my shop, wiped it down, and applied the new paint. I also added a few Fleur de Lis’ on the top for a different look and I didn’t distress it as much as, either. This table didn’t come out exactly like the first one I did, although, I still love the outcome and am ready to move on to a bigger piece furniture!
January 16, 2013
Annie Sloan Paint Project #2
About The Old Cypress House
I paint...I love to paint...I have always painted...I like to take something old and make it new again...with paint! The Old Cypress House got started with a single plank of cypress wood given to me by my brother. I painted Tiger Eyes on it (LSU Tiger Eyes, to be exact...Geaux Tigers!). From that moment on, I couldn't do enough of them. I ventured into Fleur de Lis, Jazz guys...whatever anyone suggested. Then my husband helped tear down a cypress house that was built in 1889 and brought me home loads and loads of more wood, including the old cypress windows that were in the house...I could hardly contain my excitement! The possibilities are endless. This blog is going to showcase my work. It will mostly be on cypress...but, I'm sure I'll venture into other areas of art projects. I have so many ideas spinning around in my head. I hope you enjoy my work. If you see something you like or have an idea, please let me know...I'll be in my shop! "If you hear a voice inside of you say 'you cannot paint', by all means, paint...and that voice will be silenced" ~ Vincent Van Gogh View all posts by The Old Cypress House
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