This small vintage side table is a whole new direction for me. The request was for something subtle and sophisticated. I used the client’s fondness for giraffes as my inspiration and suggested an animal skin motif in a neutral grey to match her decor. The straw colored stripe is both an echo of the natural color of a giraffe and of the color on an adjacent focus wall in the home. Yes, there is a signature dragon fly on the back…
Pansies are so wonderfully varied and intense! I had to restrain my self from choosing too many when painting this sturdy vintage chair. I painted over the original black paint in purples and blues before embellishing the seat and the back rest with blossoms featuring orange and yellow. My signature insects are on the backrest; a bee on the front and a distinctive butterfly on the reverse. This chair is available for sale for $325 plus shipping and handling. Contact me through this site if you are interested in purchasing it.
|This striking side table began life as a solid wood vintage Early American style nightstand. I painted it a deep navy blue and created faux marble surfaces in shades of grey on both the top and lower shelves. This is a trompe l’oeil piece of art work, where everything looks real enough to pick up! On the upper surface I depicted items collected on a visit to Japan; There is a sophisticate navy colored fan, and a pair of chopsticks encased in a fabric sheath, secured by a braided knot. I added three glass marbles through which you can see light shinning. I folded a crane and a swallow from paper purchased in Tokyo to use as models to paint the two Origami birds on the lower shelf. This unique table is currently for sale for $450 plus shipping. The top is 14″ X 16″ and it stands 27″ tall.Please contact me through this site if you are interested in this table or perhaps a custom painted item.|
This charming side table began life as an Early American style nightstand. I painted it a cool grey and created a faux marble surface on both the top and lower shelf. On the upper surface I depicted a delicate trompe L’oeil china cake plate with a butter knife, as if crackers and cheese had just been consumed. I left the back corner of the top marble surface free for a lamp as the client asked. On the lower shelf I painted my favorite children’s book, a little battered with love just as my own copy is. (To my delight, my toddler granddaughter tried very hard to pick it up!!) Serendipitously I found a graceful vintage handle to replace the original clunky wooden one. I think it matches my plate perfectly, don’t you agree?