New Project for an Almost New Year!


The minutes are ticking down on 2014 and, as aways, I find a bit of regret seeping into my days.

I am always sad to bid farewell to a great year!

Just after Thanksgiving I took on a commercial project that will keep me inspired and busy through much of 2015.

Dependable Home Health Care has moved into renovated offices in St. Paul, in the old Burlington Northern roundhouse.

Think exposed timbers and brick! Just the setting for this junker!

I’ve been on a deadline to finish the cofounder’s office and the library-lounge by the end of the year. Pix to come!

Meanwhile, I thought I’d share this fabric board I did for the cofounder’s office; something to blend with the settee, already upholsteted in this cool suzanni print:


Here’s the frame (pictured with a few other amazing castoffs I rescued, the same week!)ac6

I nabbed the frame at a vintage store. It showed colors of white, brown and gold.


I wanted to retain the gold, to play off of the metallic glints of a settee pillow.


The rest could use some work!

I drybrushed the frame with an off-white from my inventory; then drybrushed over it with Annie Sloan’s “Florence.”

ac5A wax finish gave it the soft patina I wanted for the piece, which will look great in the office with colors of teal, spa blue, coral and a bit of chartruese.

ac2Office photos are to come, but in the meantime, here’s one small piece of the picture!

ac3As we all know, the big picture is built by details!

Have a great week and a happy new year! 2015? Bring it on!


3 Responses to “New Project for an Almost New Year!”

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