Saturday, May 28, 2016

Sometimes you just have to 'go with the flow', right?

Painting and upholstering two chaise wasn't even on my to-do list - completing a couple of pieces for my promised giveaway is at the top of that - but you know how it is when you get it into your head that you just NEED to do something in particular, well that's how it was with these chaise.



Pillow designs are sections of a vintage French wallpaper panel, upholstery fabric is strawberry gold silk, purchased frame painted with multiple layers of various custom mixes of gold mixed with burn umber and burn sienna acrylics.


Aged gold is becoming my favourite paint finish but sometimes something light and pretty is nice too, floral seat panel is reproduced from an old French aubusson cartoon.


As for progress on the giveaway pieces here's a sneak peek at the one that's been completed so far ... 


Back to work then ...


13 comments:

Claudia said...

These pieces are simply gorgeous, Norma. You are so talented!

miniacollection said...

Beautiful work!!! I love the cushions.
Geneviève

Wee Cute Treasures said...

How beautiful. It is when you click on the photos to enlarge them that the skill factor becomes apparent. The detailing is fantastic and not a sign of glue or stray threads in sight. Lovely!
(I sent you a PM which I hope you have time to respond to!)
Carol

Daydreamer said...

Oooh, I Love the sneak peek! LOL!
All your upholstery is so lovely and delicate and well done! It's great to see you making minis and showing them on your blog again! :)

PILAR6373 said...

Un trabajo precioso y muy elegante!!
Besos.

Elizabeth S said...

I am so glad that you are "going with the flow" Norma since your new furniture collection is really Beautiful- I love the chaises!
Way to Go!!! :D

Fabiola said...

Your chaises are wonderful and perfect. I love the pillows and colors.

Nono said...

The chaises and the cushions are really beautiful!!! So sweet colors...

Dark Squirrel Victoria said...

Beautiful work, the pillows are amazing.

Irene said...

What beautiful patterns you have chosen for the pillows and seating, just lovely and yes, you're quite right to go with the flow when inspiration strikes!

otterine said...

Ah, makes me want to lounge and read a book. Lovely work! :D

minwks said...

Hi Norma, So happy to see you are able to settle to doing some of your minis. You really do wonderful work. I have done N o t h I n g for so long. I know, this happens from time to time. It is now summer and the gardens, bees and grandchildren take my attention.

You know that we consider you our "in absentia" Miniteers as we always talk of you when Linda comes to visit.
Take care.
Regards Janine

Miss Merry said...

you are an amazing artist!