October 30, 2011

I was Featured

Thank you thank you!!!! My Pew revival was featured @ You Are Talking Too Much

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And  @ Project Queen

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Haunted Furniture

In the spirit of Halloween Im writing about haunted furniture!!!
If you believe it or not I thought it would be fun to see what popped up in a haunted furniture google search.  Since most of us buy/ sell and paint old furniture we are never really sure of where it came from or what history is attached to it.  I like to think that everything was well loved and came from a good place.   I was watching a the movie "Please Give" with Catherine Keener and she kept imagining the people that used to own the furniture she was selling.  I guess that is what inspired this post.  I take pride in being able to bring back to life a old piece of furniture and give it a new future.  
The only thing that I truly fear when buying used furniture is CAT PEE!)

What turned up on my search:
Haunted furniture for sale!

Sarah writes, "To make a long story short, I have a haunted bedroom set.  I am going to sell it.  It has been in my family for about 200 years. There are multiple spirits that come through it.  They touch you, wake you and move your things.  you can see faces in the wood etc, etc. Other people besides myself have had experiences with it, so I know its not just me. I know that I probably sound nonchalant but I have lived with it all my life and am used to it. The bed itself is beautiful and has never been touched by a refinisher or restorer. There are many stories that go with the bed, but it would take too long to write them down. I thought this medium might be fitting for the set as I will try my best to be cautious about who ends up with it. If you have any interest or know anyone who would, contact me at....

The internet is full of haunted furniture stories and what to do with it if it is indeed haunted.  Mostly they suggest chopping it up and burning it, then burying it.  Blessing it, or just getting rid of it.  Hey maybe painting it will work too.

"Should you think twice about buying an antique? Absolutely not. I personally love old things, be they furniture or trinkets. There is something about holding something that has been around much longer than I have. You can almost feel a powerful energy when you touch something old. What you are feeling is the vibrations of the object or of the person that owned it. Psychometry is the ability to interpret those vibrations. Unfortunately, I do not possess that particular gift to any usable degree. Even so, I still love old things and I would never abstain from buying something I liked simply out of the fear that a deceased someone may come with the object. Let common sense rule here. If you are looking at an object and for some reason you cannot explain, you are both attracted to an item but also get a bad feeling about it, pass it up. Trust your instincts; they were given to you for a reason. I have heard of cases where an object seemed to bring bad luck to whoever owned it. In many of those cases, the owner will tell you that there was something about it that he didn’t like but he bought it anyway. Sometimes a buy appears to be too good to be true. There is usually a reason for that. I am sure that many collectors have a story or two to tell."
this is an excerpt from a article I found -click for more info



Anything and Everything.  It could be as small as a pin or as large as a house.  It just depends.  Most often people purchase things like dolls, jewelry, books, paintings, furniture or other objects from yard sales, estate sales, antique stores, etc…without realizing there is an attachment to it.  The only safe thing you can do to prevent this is just not bring these items to the location.

This post was not intended to offend anyone or their beliefs, just a subject I find interesting.  If you have any haunted furniture stories to share feel free!!!  
Happy Halloween

October 27, 2011

A Tale of Two Waterfall Buffets

I find my self wanting to keep all the pieces that I work so hard on, its hard to let them go into the big bad world.  I always hope that whoever buys it will enjoy it as much as I do (and If you are buying it just to paint it WHITE, please don't tell me!!!)
Alas realistically I don't have room in my house for everything so if I want to keep it have have to trade it out.  That is exactly what I intend to do.   Out with the old in with the newly painted old!
   The first waterfall style buffet was one of my first pieces that I painted so it will always have a special place in my heart.  The veneer was messed up pretty bad so I had to do a crackle glaze finish on it and I love all the earthy colors in it.

This next waterfall style buffet is the one Im keeping, I used the same earthy fall colors (that I love) and as with the first one it had the veneer coming off in places so it needed some repair.  Its a little longer and has more drawers for storage.  The best part wait for it.... it was FREE, yes free from the nice lady down the street who just wanted it out of her garage.



 I love the handles and tried to coordinate the colors to match.

Linking to:
Furniture Feature Fridays
The Shabby Nest
Tickled Pink at 504 Main

you are talking too much 

Three Mango Seeds


October 26, 2011

Ugly Desk Be Gone!!!

I rescued this desk from a neglected old house and unlike the  house I thought the desk could be saved.  I tried at first to save the green leather writing top but ugh it was an awful green and I just could do it.  It was also missing hardware but luckily I had some in the same style left from previous projects, I don't think anyone will notice that its not an exact match.  I painted the whole piece a deep dark blue and then dry brushed it with the color dragonfly by Behr.



Linking to:

Furniture Feature Fridays

Domestically Speaking