My daughter decided when she was in Peru that when she came home, she wanted to pursue refinishing furniture. I did what I could to discourage her knowing that it is so much work and very little money ~ not an ideal way to make an income. And then there was the fact that she is living with me in our little house with no basement, so that meant that whatever piece she was working on would sit in the middle of my living room. Having done furniture myself for a couple years, I was not ready to relive that experience through her.
But . . . she insisted and drug home her first piece of furniture from a weekend road trip to St. Louis . . . a lovely chest of drawers that has real character.
She bought it at an antique store and paid way too much for it considering she was flipping it. But after painting and distressing it, it came out absolutely stunning.
She used Caramel Color's Reclaim black paint on it and then
distressed it to perfection.
It is a perfect piece for a bedroom or any place in the home. It just seems to have a stately presence about it.
After all those years of watching me paint and showing no interest in it, who would have thought that she would end up being a "chip off the old block"?
To say I am proud of her would be an understatement. The surprising part is that she has sucked me back in to doing furniture with her. I'm not doing as much as she is because I'm trying to slow down the "extras" in my life. But I am helping her accessorize and trying to pick up small things that don't need a major makeover.
If you're in the Columbus, Ohio area, we will be doing a show together on Saturday, August 23rd at the Columbus Arts and Vintage Market Place. It will be held at the Aladdin Shrine Temple from 10am to 5 pm. We would enjoy seeing any of you who are nearby by and I will of course be so proud to show off my daughter, Kate.
You can see more of her items on her Facebook page Rustic Market.
I'm a mother of one "out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and four chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.