Sunday, June 15, 2008

Show and Tell Monday

Show and Tell Monday:



This week and weekend I spent finishing up two custom orders that I had to get done. The first is a child's rocker for a nursery. The client gave me the wallpaper border to match colors and patterns but also gave me the freedom to do my thing. The second custom order is a full size rocker to be an end of the year teacher gift for a first time Kindergarten teacher. Other than the wording on the seat, I was able to choose the colors and patterns. These two pieces are examples of the kind of painting I did for many, many years but have kind of gotten away from. I have done three full rooms in three different show houses with this kind of furniture, one was even published in Better Homes and Gardens Kid's Rooms.Most of my painting now is shabby chic cottage distressed furniture. But it's always fun to be able to go back and do a few pieces that take a whole lot more time but allow a whole lot more creativity.

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23 comments:

Sharon said...

absolutely lovely~ what a nice gift for a fisrt year teacher~ she will cherish it always. ~S

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Jennifer, I love the children's rocker, it is so pretty! You do wonderful work. Oh, the tags will be available by tomorrow at the latest!
Have a great day!
Carrie

Carol at Clutter Bug Studio said...

How cute! What a special and unique gift.

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Jennifer,

The rocker is just so pretty! It will be nice a wonderful gift!

Pei Li

Michelle M. May said...

Girl.... You are good!!! I love to see what you have done each Monday. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Michelle

Cathy said...

How awesome is that chair!!!!! Right up my alley. I absolutely Love, Love, Love it. I used to paint tables like that too.

Great job!!!! You go girl.

xo
Cath

Lisa said...

Jennifer

I love your work. It is so creative and colorful. That teacher is going to love her chair.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

Susan said...

What a neat gift for that teacher!
She will probably love having that this summer! Great colors!
Susan (dutchrose)

gail said...

I love the rockers. Thats the best memory ever for any mother or grandmother- rocking their baby. And to do so in such a beautiful chair. They are just lovely. Thanks for sharing...pink hugs, gai

Brandie said...

What sweet chairs. They look wonderful. Good job!

Craft Diva said...

how sweet is that little rocker? just love the way you matched it to the border.

Inka Thomas said...

Jennifer,
I just loved the rockers. I know that the teacher will cherish them always in the years to come.
Inka

Patricia said...

That is an absolutely amazing gift for a teacher! She will cherish that forever. Like the child's rocker too, you can see the time that went into that--quite a job.

Pat

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

oh and they are so fine too !
Lucky people who are getting those...

Susie said...

Jennifer, I loved the chairs you painted. Very nice gifts.
Susie
The Polka Dot Rose

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Beautiful! My favorite is the child's rocker. The colors are so cheerful! Thanks for sharing!

Silena said...

Jennifer, you are a girl after my own heart. Painting furniture is one of my greatest loves...I love the process and, usually, the finished product is satisfying. Your finished products are just delightful!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful artistry!!!!

Theresa said...

Jennifer,
I can't choose which I like the best. How nice to have such wonderful talent.
See you on Friday!!
Theresa @ Cottage Violets

Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

OMGosh! How cute is that! I wish I was little again! I'd love to have something like this to sit in. They are just darling and look so fun. The children receiving these are very lucky!

Debbie said...

Hi Jennifer.....both of your rockers are so pretty....I just love the little one!

Pink hugs,
Debbie

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Love those chairs Jennifer. You did a great job!

SoCal Helene said...

Theresa, how cute! Both rockers are just adorable.

Helene
Sisters Gift Company

Dianne - Mama's Pocketbook said...

Jennifer! Wow those chairs are amazing! I love what you did with both of them! Look I have painted a chair and maybe I'm challenged but it is not the cake walk I thought it would be! All those curves and grooves! You make it look easy too! Way to go. And I love your new blog!!