I wanted to come up with a blog name that would better describe my hobby, so Dens gens creatifs- the creative person- was born.
My house is filled with mostly furniture acquired through junkyards, estate or flea market sales or my neighbor's garbage. This was born out of neccesity since I purchased my first house and couldn't afford furniture. This hobby has been my therapy for some 30 years. I will start by posting a lot of before and after projects that I have finished. I couldn't do this without the support of my fabulous husband, who sees my vision and helps me work through the rough patches.
Here is a mirror that I bought at a neighborhood garage sale for $3.00. It was missing chunks of the intricate molding.
I used spackling compound and built up the filligree and finished by silver leafing the entire surface. It looked too shiny so I covered it with a black wash to tone it down.
Please ignore the lamp cord. Not too shabby for a $3.00 investment.