Monday, March 31, 2014

Sharing Knowledge

I haven’t been on my blog in a while now, so I thought I would pop in and say hello and tell you about my latest news. Working with dark waxes and stains are sometimes tricky, so I am always open to new ways to improve and perfect my techniques. I met an old pro a while back (in painting, not age) that gave me some great advice on how to work with my dark waxes and aging techniques and I tried it on a table this past weekend and it is an amazing transformation!! I just stood back and said “wow”, I love it!! I have learned that a confident successful artist is always happy to share some of their knowledge with others. Of course, if you are in the business it is never wise to share everything you know. I am so excited to use my “new” knowledge on so many more pieces. Stop by my shop at Southern Estates Antiques and let me know what you think. Here is a few pictures …….. I tried to get a close up but you still can’t really see the richness of the colors from the photo’s.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Hurry up Spring....I am ready for you!!

It will soon be Spring!! This weekend was wonderful and Selena and I sat on the patio enjoying the warm sunshine. I went to an estate sale yesterday and that was fun. I usually look for old antiques but not primitive antiques so much, but I lucked up on some great pieces and I went to work. I try to have unique designs on every piece and I was very happy how these turned out. When I am trying to come up with a design I want it to be something that will blend in with todays modern slick lines and be an accent piece to a beautiful space. I don’t have my own shop so the people at Southern Estates meet and talk to all of my customers when I wish I could be there to do it myself so I can give them the background on many of my antiques that have a lot of history. I have been fortune enough to meet some of my repeat customers and its lovely to hear that they are enjoying their purchases from me. Here’s some photo’s of my latest pieces and a few of others, too!!