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One of my favoriteÂ things in my line of work are the stories behind the furniture. A client will have a piece in their home that was their Grandmother’s, sometimes it is a bit dated, dinged, or just kind of ugly, but they can’t bear to part with it.
Like I have said before, just because it is made out of good solid wood,
Â does not mean you cannot paint it! Hello???? Painted houses?Â
Â Enter Moi and a good “Redoux”. I love to take something that needed a face lift, that my client remembered having Christmas dinner on. Now the piece needs to suit their tastes and it needs a transformation into something modern and updated.
This set had been in the family for years, had even been painted Gold at one time. It was sold at one point to a Hotel in Santa Barbara. My client was down there and remembered the set had been sold to a certain Hotel. She stopped by to see if the owner would be interested in selling it back to her. The Hotel was going out of business and she was able to buy it back for a song. Talk about Serendipity!
The entire room took on a whole new look, but my client still had her beloved Dining set from her childhood. It now reflects her eclectic tastes and more modern twists.ï»¿
instruire le bureau de maison
This was a very fun, out of the box project. My client found out that the school house where her Grandfather had attended was going to be torn down. She rescued two of the original desks and asked me to give them a modern whimsical look to go with her modern, whimsical home.
She has two kids, so perfect for both of them.
These are my favorites from ma maison
This was my Great Grandmother’s Cruet set. (Nana, the one the crowned me “Good Time Charlie”). I don’t really recall her using this, I think it mostly took up storage space in a spare closet after she moved in with my family in her old age. Again, when my mom was moving, I claimed this for my own. It is lovely to display, and makes me think of my Nana when I see it, because it once belonged to her.
I rescued this, literally, from the rafters of my parent’s garage when my father passed away, and my mom was selling their home. It was just a humble plain chair. My mom thinks it was either her, or her mother’s high chair. Regardless, I gave it a nice Redoux treatment and now it sits as a lovely side chair Â (for a very a very small person) in my Dining Room.
Now, join the link up party and share with us what was old that you did something fantastic with! I will share a few of them in my next post. Can’t wait to see!