Friday, January 20, 2012

Revamped French Provincial Ladies Desk

Zees French lady is suffering from an identity crisis....
I mean ... she's got the french accent but she's not dressed like
zee belle femme, No?...
I feel my pepe le pew accent coming on!!
Zee front....
Zee back....
Hmmm..... zome nice panels to do zomething nice, no? ...
It's makeover time!!
We wanted to do something daring with this piece.
Go big or go home, No?
Zuh Reveal!!
We found 2 amazing complimenting french scences
(that I briefly imagined myself in) and adhered them on the back panels.
Here is a close up, look at the quality of the finish.
Huh! Huh! Oui! Oui!
The details were hand painted with a fine brush.
This was truley a labor of love or should I say labor of "amour"
We could of gone with clear glass knobs but these scarlet color pulls are like that finishing touch of red lipstick, they really add interest to her "face" No?
C'est Magnifique !
We crackled and glazed the beautuful french scene to give it an antique feel.
For the finishing touch we hand painted the scroll accents in a metallic bronze.
We applied several layers of topcoat for a durable finish.
Another beutiful makeover, Isn't she a knock out!!
Pepe le pew said it best when he said....
We really enjoyed the process and creativity of this project, but we cannot become too attached to this little lady, for we will be parting with her.
Oui ! ... She is For Sale !
Contact Mitch 816-516-4824 for inquires
Zee End....

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tango Classes

Tango Classes for Beginners & Intermediate Dancers Sundays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Location: 1325 Odd Follows Rd, Liberty MO, 64068 Ph: 816-200-1811
New class schedule begins Jan. 2012
at the Belvoir Winery located in Liberty MO . Annette and I will be teaching Tango for beginners and intermediate dancers starting Sunday Jan 8th, 2012. The classes begin at 11:00 am will last until 12:00 pm. The class will be on-going every Sunday.
No partners needed all are welcome
The link below is of our TV demonstration

Monday, January 2, 2012

Tango Video

It takes 2 to Tango
We invite you to take a look at our recent interview regarding our love of Tango
The link below is our interview and tango demonstration
The link below is a beautiful example of a milonga,
In an earlier posting we list and describe tango definitions.
Please look in our archive for the information.

Oak or Pine Cabinets Transformed

Old World Aged Cabinets
Below is an example of a typical builders grade cabinet unit, which can be purchased from any number of DYI home stores.
See how we turned these low-end cabinets into a one-off high-end look
We base coated the raw wood to seal it up, then applied a texture medium, ( secret sauce & special application ), which can be seen on the right side of the cabinet. This created a distinct pattern which is used later when rubbing back the final layer of paint. We then applied a gold metallic layer, shown here on the left side of the cabinet.
The following close up shots shows how the texture is highlighted by the metallic paint.
We then applied a special paint compound ( more secret sauce ) which allowed for a mild rub back with a damp cheese cloth. Notice this effect is different then sanding back to your subsequent layer.
The effect is amazing and creates the Old World Aged look that can be hard to achieve
You can see more of our work at:

Tifanny Blue room with Trellis Stencil

BEHOLD! The POWER of PAINT!!! Before     This boring room is getting a makeover               Before                    ...