Archive for October, 2011

Plain Jane cleans up well
October 20, 2011

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This little plain Jane cleaned up well. The owners of this piece had worked for years taking the finish down to the natural maple. Truly a labor of love.

Once the wood refinishing was completed they called me to make new cushions. The only thing I was able to salvage was the spring base because of mildew. I re-built the seat and back. When I pulled the back apart I could see the original back had a diamond tufted pattern that I recreated on the new back.
I love the mohair fabric the clients choose. Simple and true to the original chair design.


not far from heaven
October 7, 2011

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I love the way this chair turned out!!!

The colors are vivid and alive but the brown mutes and really helps to ground the overall effect making it feel welcoming and inviting.

The inspiration for the name came as I was rinsing the fabric, it made me think of this movie I’ld seen called “Far From Heaven“. The colors and cinematography were so lush and vivid, it reminded me of the colors I was seeing in the fabric. Just out of curiosity I watched the movie again. Not more then a minute into the opening credits, I knew I had to paint the legs of the chair green.

Today, I am driving the chair up to Metro Galleries in Bakersfield, CA. I have 6 pieces in the show for sale and I am really excited!

The ground cloth is a bleached cotton denim with fiber reactive procion dyes(Dharma Trading Company– Bright Yellow, Tangerine, Bright Green & Golden Brown). The legs are finished with acrylic paint and coated with polyurethane.