Some past projects…
Monet’s Water Lillies on a Dresser
A beautiful Piece Print of Monet’s Waterlilies adorn this completely renovated antique chest of drawers. Painted in blended Dixie Belle Paints and embellished with WoodUbend mouldings, it is sealed with a flat matt clear coat for protection. The chest of drawers has its original refurbished handles and marble top. A show stopper of a piece to adorn any interior.
In 1992 when working in Paris, I visited the Louvre and Giverny. Whilst I had always liked Monet, seeing his home and his paintings in real life were incredible. Back then I wondered how I could incorporate Monet pictures into something other than just a framed print. Fast forward 28 years and here is my vision complete. I think this has to be one of my favourite pieces because it has taken so many years to come to fruition.
Small Round Occasional Table
This cute little table is from the maps collection. There’s something about looking at maps which I find are mesmerising. Combining the maps with the crackle effect gives it a historical, aged effect.
Beautiful Dresser / Elegant Office
This large and heavy dresser with beautiful carvings, caught my eye. I had a vision that this could be a stunning multi-functional piece. I lovingly restored it and named her Marmite. She required a great deal of work and preparation including replacing mouldings. She was a piece that evolved slowly but I feel this piece is one of the most flexible pieces I have created to date.
Boho Blue Bureau
This is a project which was a collaboration with Heike Marro, an amazing Swiss furniture artist from Heike‘s DIY Shab‘n‘chic. It was a piece that we had great fun creating together over a day. We threw everything at this piece to create a stunning Boho look. I love all the texture on this piece.
Regal Dog Bed
A personal project for my pooches. I needed somewhere for them to relax in the workshop with me. My husband, Daryl, constructed the bed and then I set to creating a regal look with rich purples, pinks and gold. A bit over the top for a dog bed, but what the heck, it‘s kitsch at its best!
Side Cupboards / Night Stands
Two very versatile bedside / lounge cupboards, painted in slate grey with raised script stencilling and a steely glaze. The raised stencilling extends around the sides of the piece.
Scandinavian Style Coffee Table
This sweet little table needed some tender loving care. The yellow varnish was stripped and the table top was given a wood bleaching technique one of my favourite techniques. The base was then painted white, distressed and waxed. Simple, clean and fresh.