It's March - that means another Furniture Workshop with Beth:)
This is no ordinary art class. Beth has a love of everything creative - and one of her biggest talents is bringing out the creative side in her students. We all bring a small piece of furniture from home - something we can easily carry. We tell her about the place we'd like to use it - what the room looks like, our favorite colors, etc and she guides us as we create a 'masterpiece' for ourselves.
and ..... the pictures are fun
BUT.. what can't be captured in photos is the energy in the room
a little idea starts, then builds - grows - and blooms ....
into a work of art - with everyone adding thoughts
and oooooo-ing and awwwww-ing along the way
it's a special kind of fun - and once you try it you ALWAYS want to come back ...
so......Here's just a sample of the 'Before', 'After', and a few 'In Progress' photos.......
This is my 'before' --- a little coffee table I picked up at a yard sale on the morning of class.
(nothing like waiting til the last minute -- I was lucky to find this little gem)
A good base coat of Caromal Colours
no prep required!!
(Learn more about Caromal Colours here )
more 'In Progress'
some silver foil (for the bling:) - hmmmm - how to best use this stencil?
All finished! I'm thrilled -- what do you think?
Ann's little side table -- based and ready for inspiration:)
taped -- ready for a center design
sweet flowers, interesting center color....
and the cutest little flower on the bottom shelf!!!
Beth suggested a few more coordinating stripes around the apron ....
and it's finished!
Kathy's table - side view
(her brother built this little table years ago - now its getting a
place of honor in her home)
hydrangeas, roses, and dragonfly -- WOW - just beautiful!
this will be a family treasure FOR SURE!!
Opal brought a little foot stool - base coat almost finished..
'In Progress' --- a fun little background ...
it needed a few roses....
because our young Opal (96 and counting) ... is a rose lover :)
All finished --- how sweet!
and ......she put her name on it so Tamara cant 'borrow' it
(sorry ... inside joke:)
Cindy's trunk - 'In Progress'
more progress - and the inspiration photo
Finished! Good job, Cindy - it's beautiful!
Shaunna's bed tray 'Before' ---- just wait ....
'In Progress' --- already gorgeous!
Makes me want breakfast in bed! Every day!!
(or, write love letters to my sweetie?)
Just so you know ..... it takes a lot of 'spreading out' to put all these creative ideas into action:)
We need stencils, stamps, tape --- all kinds of supplies!!!!!
but mostly, we need Beth to help us unleash our best creative ideas!!
Thank you, Beth
Stay tuned -- there are lots more projects to show --- Part II coming soon ...
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