Mom’s hall table…

I have an old friend in Donaldsonville, who is refurbishing an old, old cypress building…two of them to be exact, right next door to each other…they are going to be beautiful when he’s done.  Anyway, he offered me some old cypress pieces that he had to tear down (thank you, thank you Brent, from the bottom of my heart).  While there, mom invited me over for lunch.  They just moved into the precious little yellow house that was built sometime around 1900…Well, she had this shabby old wooden table that my dad used to fry fish on when they were living on the bayou…”can you do something with this please…I’d like to put it in my hallway”   Well, I just happened to have a color in ASCP that would match perfect with the rug that is currently in her hallway and living room….I like the way it turned out….Guess you need to find a new table to fry fish on, Dad 🙂





About The Old Cypress House

Mother-wife-friend-artist...I love to paint...I have always loved painting...I like to take something old and make it new again...with paint! Actually, I just like making stuff...DIY-that should be my initials! 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

One response to “Mom’s hall table…

  • Joanie Mistretta

    This is so nice, and the table looks great in the hall. Thank you very much for doing it for me The table adds so much character to the lil house..


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