Sometimes you see that piece that looks hopeless but yet you know it deserves to have another chance of being loved! This was just that piece! It was a wreck and I truly doubted I could salvage the top. My client gave me the freedom to create what I saw! Knowing that she was a worship leader, what better place to be than at His feet! I found a very old painting of the woman at Jesus’s feet, applied it to the middle, adding copper accents. The two sides depict her only son waving at her as he was heading to college but in her mind he would always be her baby. The other side reflects her husband who truly cherishes her and is still holding her hand all these years later! I used a blending method with a black glaze over the burgundy paint. The sides are a variation of hues and colors, lending a gorgeous interest and completed the look. I loved the copper accents so added the finishing touches with painting the original hardware copper
I wanted to bring to the center a feeling of the painting flowing out of its boundary. After transferring it, it was very rough but I hand painted each transfer , taking out elements that I didn’t feel belonged and painting in the robe to flow over and out of the painting edges. The top was stripped and then I stained each piece of the sunbeam different colors of stain. Hence, everywhere you move and look at the top, it changes with the light and brings brilliance to the piece! The inside of the drawers were stained and then a stencil used to make them look finished. The integrity and workmanship of the piece was high quality and when finished it became an heirloom to her! Another generation to love it and enjoy it! She has told me numerous times that it is her favorite piece she has ever owned and will never get rid of it but will pass it drown to her child! Now that’s what I love to hear!