Here is part 5 of our step by step process for our reef chair – one of our most requested themes.
Here we can see the many details that go into the creation of our painted furniture. Tropical fish, corals, and even a snowflake eel grace the legs of this classically styled chair.
Here is part 4 of our reef chair work in progress series:
It is our hope you enjoy this series as much as we do!
Here is part 3 of our step by step painting of our Tropical Reef Chair. Here we can see the hand blended background that makes this theme so popular among our clients.
Here is another of our step-by-step photos of one of our commission projects in progress. These photos show the level of detail, complexity, and craftsmanship we put into all our works of painted furniture.
It is easy to see what distinguishes our painted furniture from that produced elsewhere. We treat every piece of our hand painted furniture as works of functional art, each an individual, unique work that can be treasured for generations.
Here is a look at another of our projects from a step-by-step perspective. This shows just how much work goes into our works of painted furniture.
No, we’re not stocking up on beer and munchies. We are, however, working on our new studio. Upon moving back to Ohio, we found that our new place had some issues. Namely, the entire back wall of our garage needed to be replaced. Fortunately, we are industrious and skilled tenants, and decided to go ahead and fix it ourselves rather than wait for our landlord. This was not a problem with our landlord, as it was just more work that he would not have to do himself, and so we set ourselves to work. After a few days, we replaced the rather large hole in the back wall of the garage with an even bigger, gaping hole, then studded out the wall and replaced the old boards with new sheathing. Within another week or so, we should have the interior wall replaced, and be able to begin setting up our workshop and studio area in earnest.
The move from Virginia to Ohio has been an adventure, and most of our belongings and materials for our work is still in Virginia. The next phase of our transition will be for Michelle and I to go back via train and load up all our personal furniture, belongings, tools, wood, and vintage furniture for painting, and load it into a big truck for transport back to Fostoria. Then, we can finish up our studio and workshop area for Phase Three: painting our butts off. We have a good selection of vintage furniture, and will be creating a new line of nightstands and other works for sale in the coming year. We also will be creating an original booth for artisan crafts shows, which Michelle and I can take from show to show and set up ourselves. I’ll finally be able to put my experience in building displays to some practical use.
Yes, 2013 looks to be the busiest year yet for us. Stay tuned, because there is a lot more to come!
We haven’t posted in awhile, and we apologize for that, but we’ve been very busy. Michelle and I have moved back to Ohio, in order to be closer to her family. We are in the process of relocating our workshop/studio, and will continue to create unique works of painted furniture in the future. We are still open to custom orders, so feel free to email us!
Here are photos of one of our latest creations, a set of four different chairs painted in our Southwestern Memories theme. These chairs were prepared by Michael, and painted by the lovely Michelle Rose. This theme can be painted on many different types of wood furniture available to our studio.
Southwestern Memories theme on Arlington chair
Southwestern Memories theme on Fanback chair
Southwestern Memories theme on San Remo chair
Southwestern Memories theme on Vineyard chair
As we settle into 2012, Michelle and I are hard at work creating new, unique pieces of functional art. We plan to begin attending artisan craft shows again in the near future, possibly beginning as early as this fall. These will include vintage painted furniture pieces, as well as new wall mirrors, clocks, and other items.
Please keep in mind that we are always open to commissions. Commissioned pieces do not always follow the standard pricing structure, and are often lower then the prices shown elsewhere on the site. We hope everyone is having a beautiful Spring, and look forward to debuting new pieces soon!
The painted chairs section of our catalog has been revamped! The section includes several new themes, including Hummingbirds, Jellyfish, and Sea Turtles. These themes are also available on any type of furniture, and pages will be added to those sections in the future.
We foresee 2012 bringing many new additions and changes to the site, so be sure to check back with us often!