Saturday, February 2, 2013

TOUCHING UP WITH PAINT, A VERY ELEGANT CORNICE

Look at this elegantly beautiful cornice.  It's made of antique mirror, wood and metallic paint.


Aguie, from http://www.thehomeaccessorycompany.com, special ordered these cornices for a customer.
When the cornices came in, the colors were a little bit off from the custom draperies he designed for this customer.  So, he asked me to come in and change the colors, just a little bit, so they would look better with the drapery fabric.


A while back he special ordered this cornice and it was in a wonderful rust finish.  That was my favorite!!


This huge fleur de' lis is right in the middle of the mirror...sooo lovely!!

In case you need my help, I touch up paintings, frames, (some) furniture, just about anything that needs to be color matched.  I've worked with color and finishes for so many years, I can, usually, get the repair very close to the original finish.


I'm so fortunate to get to see these beautiful cornices and other accessories!  
That's what makes me happy and inspired.
Lucky me!!

10 comments:

  1. Color matching is no small chore, Lynda. I have tried to do it and never get it right. You must have a very good eye, and you are so lucky to do what you love.

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  2. Great job! It made me smile to see you covered in paint. That's how I look when I paint.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  3. Thanks! and, I do have paint on me, somewhere, most of the time!!

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  4. That is indeed a beautiful piece to work on and I'm sure, made even more beautiful through your talented hands. I love the paint splattered clothes. I have my painting "sweats" that I use like a rag and just wipe my hands right on them while painting!

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  5. Thank you, I loved that cornice! and, I wipe my hands on my paint clothes allll the time, too!!

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  6. The piece itself is beautiful on it's own, but restoring it and bringing it back to its old glory made it more appreciated by others. You are very talented and you have a very gifted hands. I hope that you do more masterpieces like this and are appreciated by people. Tiffany Larsen

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  7. I love this cornice and have been looking for a mirrored cornice. Do you have any idea where this came from? Thanks, Embellishments.inc@gmail.com

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  8. I love this cornice and have been looking for a mirrored cornice. Do you have any idea where this came from? Thanks, Embellishments.inc@gmail.com

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