Sunday, December 30, 2012

A few of my favorite things

It's the end of the year and time to reflect. I'm reflecting on past posts - my favorite pieces of furniture. It's nice to remind myself of different pieces and styles I've done. Some I feel like I'm the only person who appreciates them. Others fly across the internet with a life of their own.

My crazy passion and obsession - the Union Jack.

This post really surprised me. I didn't expect any huge excitement over an olive green Union Jack. Seriously. But it had the most views ever! It holds the record. I was googling Union Jack furniture just for self entertainment and there was my dresser at the top of the page! I felt like I was A Big Girl of Blogging. It puffed up my sails. You can see the post here.

Is that the same cabinet?

What can I say about this pie safe? I loved it. I wanted to keep it. We have an open floor-plan style home, so there aren't many walls.
No walls means no individual rooms to furnish.
I have a friend who was faced with this problem in her condo. So, before she moved in, she had walls built. Now she has places to display her antiques. Mr. Bad Rabbit would grow another head if I suggested that. The original post is here.

To sell or not to sell

I love my tuffet but the livingroom is getting a little crowded. For a brief moment I thought I could sell the tuffet in order to declutter but no. I got the Screaming Hebee Jebees just thinking about it. The post is here
I am planning to make more tuffets now that my schedule has eased up. Bwah hahaha. Plans! You gotta love them!

Painting against type

This dresser was lots of fun to paint. It's something else I want to do more of - illustration. All in due time, all in due time!  The post is here

Have you ever had one of those pieces?

Be still, my heart. An empire desk. At the time, I thought I had no place to put it, so off it went to the booth. It sold before I could change my mind. This was the first mahogany piece I'd ever tried to paint. I felt like I was being Punked. No matter how many layers of paint and two different primers, an ugly pink color bled through. Arghhh! I consulted my friend Google and got the solution to the problem but I'm not over the trauma. Mahogany still makes me think twice.  You'll find the post  here.

Details, details, details

What a surprise it was when this post got almost as many views as the Union Jack dresser! To start with, the sewing machine table is a beauty. I'd not seen that kind of detail before. The painting style is very primitive - I slapped chalk paint on willy nilly and sanded with about the same care. What I did do carefully was the dark wax, and it made the details scream. I still have this piece in my home but its days might be numbered. I have some hard decisions to make.  You'll find the post  here.

 Trunk Love

 The following don't have their own post. They are just two trunks that I love and hope to do more of some day. My Old Sign Trunk was one of the first pieces I ever did so I was really attached to it. The Circus Trunk I did for myself but had to let it go due to that pesky space issue in my home. sigh


  1. Your cabinets are marvellous! I like its designing patterns....
    Hospitality furniture

  2. Those were all great projects! Can't wait to see what you come up with in 2013. Happy New Year!

  3. The Union Jack Dresser is AMAZING! Congrats!

  4. Lots of awesomeness here! Thanks for visiting me, and for the compliment. Looking forward to exchanging visits. Happy New Year!

  5. All of the pieces are gorgeous! Well done .

  6. Oh, you're so talented! They are ALL great, but that Union Jack dresser just blew me away!

  7. I LOVE that Union Jack dresser! Love how it isn't the whole thing and how it looks so worn and faded. No wonder it's at the top of the pile!

  8. I love the tuffet and the old sign trunk! Your projects all look great though. :)
    Saw you at the Nifty Thrifty Sunday linky party.

  9. These cabinets are really awesome,specially liked their designs..Really beautiful.

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