I restored this frame a while back and I hated the way it looked and put it away ’till I could fix my mistake of painting it. I had to use stripper on this frame numerous times to remove the paint that was on it. It is always hard to remove paint, especially white paint, from wood. Once I got the paint off I sanded the whole frame down to bare wood. Then I used a Minwax walnut stain to bring the frame back to its original look.
The next thing I knocked out was to fix the Carlo frame that Camila and Matt gave to Mel and I. This frame was in pieces when Camila received it. She said she would never get around to fixing it so she said we should have it..
A little glue and some nails and the frame is structurally right as rain. I haven’t decided yet how I am going to re-finish the wood. I also need to get some glass cut for it and find a painting I like. It would be great if I could find a Carlo watercolor to put in it.
The next resto I knocked out was the repair and restoration of these really cool Asian Carlo frames.
Mel and I picked up this Carlo recently and the frame needed a facelift as well. I purposely matched it to the two above so I could have a matching set above the fireplace.
Since I purchased the gypsy Reglor lamp and refinished it I needed to paint the Royalite Hollywood gypsy lamp to match. It took some time but I think it looks great!
While I had other projects finishing up I started to restore one of the Moss floor lamps. Mel and I won two shades off of Ebay and they arrived today so it was perfect timing. It is hard to show what the lamp turned out like with this photo but it turned out great!
I will start work on the Rio Heywood Wakefield vanity tomorrow becasue I need the room in the garage. Mel and I are waiting on our HW Rio dresser set to arrive from the east coast. Once they arrive it is going to get a little crowded in the garage.
All absolutely stunning, you really do have my taste! Sadly most of the stuff you have on here is so rare to find in the UK, I have brought some things back from the US but it’s not easy :o(
Thanks Fiona!! Yes, we do have the same taste. I shot over to your blog and saw your dream lamps…I would LOVE to have that pair of Moss lamps as well.
Hmmmm…I was wondering who won those shades! They’re lovely, enjoy!
As always, you do beautiful work.
Yeah..the pink and black lamp shades I ordered from Meteor Lights were too small for the Moss floor lamps I restored so I needed a plan B. Thanks so much for the compliments!!
Amazing what a little paint will do – that first picture re-painted in black makes that picture POP!
Thanks Tami!! I really would have liked to keep it original but the frame had a lot of scuffs. Since I had to restore the frame anyway, I decided to change the color too. Thanks for dropping by!!