Friday, August 22, 2014

Waterfall Vanity Circa 1940 "Marie Antoinette"

This waterfall vanity/desk handcrafted in 1940 has been painted in my new favourite colour, "Paris Grey" by Annie Sloan and then an embellishment of Marie Antoinette added to the front drawers, making her truly a one of a kind piece of furniture.  Beautiful crystal knobs set her off! All protected with Annie Sloan clear wax and hand buffed for the perfect shine! All drawers open and close with ease - which is nice to find in a antique as so often they can be buggers!

Duncan Phyfe Pedestal Table **SOLD**

This creation is a "Paris" inspired one! Charming pedestal legs grace this little beauty.  Duncan Phyfe, of course is a very high end furniture line, so the craftsmanship is outstanding.  Little claw feet grace this beauty as well.  This is finished in Annie Sloan "Graphite" with dark wax - no clear wax - to bring it up to that "black" level.  The bottom is "Old White".  Hand buffed for the satin sheen.

Embellished Yellow Side Table

I love this colour from the vanGogh line of paints - "Empathy".  I added a transfer of a chandelier with flowers and birds and think it looks quite dainty! A little pop of colour to add to a room!

French Vanity ***In my Paralegal Office***

I drove very far to acquire this beautiful French Vanity - way north past Peterborough.  I bought it quite a few months ago and subconsciously did not start to work on her as I wanted to keep her for myself.  Well, I am so glad I held off - I'm in need of a desk for my new office! So, this vanity is now going to be my desk.  I applied some appliqu├ęs to the back of it, so that my clients sitting on the other end will also have something pretty to look at on the desk! My side of the desk (the front) is filled with intricate carvings.  This was done in Graphite and dry-brushed with "Paris Grey" with beautiful crystal knobs added.

Radio Cabinet Circa 1920 ***In my Paralegal Office***

This rare Antique is in EXCELLENT condition - a radio cabinet from the 1920's upcycled to be a little cabinet perhaps for storing linens or towels or perfumes in the bedroom. It is a nice small cabinet that is perfect for any room and a converstation piece. Nobody else will have this piece - this is truly a one of a kind. Painted in a soft blue chalk paint. It has been refinished in only high end non-toxic chalk and metallic paints. Waxed and hand buffed to a shine. Hardware has been changed to beautifully shiny chrome finish knobs. Distressed slightly & slight antique dark wax used. A solid Mahogany antique constructed by a craftsman - ready to last another 100 years!