As silly as it sounds each piece of furniture that comes through my hands has a personality of it’s own. The shape, the color, the wood and the people who own it or have inherited. Lily brought me a very special armoire that was passed down to her. It belonged to her beloved father that was of Cuban decent. She told me that used to be able to smell the cologue that he worn on the interior of the armoire. I thought about this the entire time that I painted it.
French Linen is always a classy choice. This piece will be able to move from a bedroom to a living room. Remember, you don’t want to paint all the crevices and corners. Leave the wood showing for an aged look
The good news? When Lily got it home she was still able to smell her father’s cologne on the interior.
I think the history of a piece is as important as the look of a piece. I always feel honored to refinish furniture that has a story and is precious to an individual like Lily. Thanks for trusting me, Friends.