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Green Tower. Sold.

Upcycling furniture: chest of drawers

Eighteen drawers – perfect storage! After painting the plain plywood piece I added strips of copper foil for extra sparkle, and the tiny drawer pulls were decorated in different colours to help finding things quickly. The Green Tower was a custom order by my Vancouver friend Debra Drayton who later moved to Mexico, couldn’t take […]

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Conversation. Sold.

Upcycling furniture: chair

This chair is part of a set of four stylish oak chairs which I traded in for an old chest of drawers. The bland looking wood was sanded and stained, the drop-in seats needed re-upholstering. (more…)

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Sunday Afternoon. Sold.

Upcycling furniture: table

Upcycling: the design for this small table, well-proportioned but bland, was created by masking off successive parts of the beech wood table top and painting it in different colours. I wasn’t thinking of a particular motive, but I began to see an image which I best describe through a poem:  (more…)

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Red Nose. Sold.

Upcycling furniture: chest of drawers

Upcycling: Red Nose is one of those pieces of furniture that have done service for generations. I found it in the basement of an elderly couple’s house in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They did not want to bring it to their new downsized place. (more…)

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