I started working on this project for my dad's birthday back in August. Things got busy, and he received it at Christmas instead! Made from a cupboard door from the home he built in 1989, I upcycled it (after the fire in 2000) into a backdrop for a picture of him. My mom took the picture while the house was in it's beginning stages. It meant a lot to me to be able to make something from the original house. Something he can hold onto forever in remembrance of what he built for our family.
|Originally I painted it ASCP Old White, then did a second coat in ASCP Cocoa.|
|Added this token at the top.|
|Not the best shot of this, but you get the gist.|
I also finished the antique dresser this week. Just as soon as the hutch at Faded Elegance gets picked up (yeah, it sold!), I will be bringing it in.
|Painted in ASCP Provence. Love!|
And, these well-loved beauties are going in as well. They had severe water damage on the tops, so I did a little patch work and painted them in ASCP Provence and then a coat of ASCP Dark Wax. I was surprised that it was almost an exact match from the original.
In preparing for changing up the space at FE, I began working on this mother of a hutch and sideboard! It is huge! Lots of love is going into this. I will post after pics when I'm finished, but here is what they started off looking like.
|Going with ASCP Old White. I need to brighten up my space!|
You may have noticed that the more recent posts have been written by me and you haven't heard from Jill for awhile. Jill is a very busy girl and has decided to focus her energy on her other business, Easy Errands. I know she will continue to be a success with her work there. While, we had a blast together growing this business into what it is today, I am going to be on my own now and am very excited to begin the New Year!
Thank you so much for following the goings-on of With A Twist! I have enjoyed a fabulous year and I look forward to sharing 2012 with you!
Happy New Year!