Putting dedicated years of experience into repairing, sanding, and painting each piece. Quality is our main concern. We go above and beyond for our smooth flat finish. Our vision for furniture is originality.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Custom Painted Pieces for Interior Designer..........

As most of you know, I sell my furniture pieces
unfinished or we can custom paint them for you.  
Our unfinished pieces are most of the time a blank
canvas.  Which means you can paint them however you
want if you buy unfinished.  
So, an interior designer named Stephanie Ruckert
contacted me for one of my unfinished pieces.
She wanted us to deliver it unfinished. 
Then, she viewed my blog and called back
for us to custom paint 6 of her pieces.
She told us she had just purchased a house in The Woodlands, TX.
What she is doing is remodeling the whole house
to show different styles of decorating houses.
Basically, her home will be a display of her interior designs.
She mixes industrial and vintage together.
It is so awesome looking!
She calls herself "Free Spirit Finds"

Here is the antique buffet she wanted it repaired as shown
we are doing.....



then she picked out a teal color...


wanted us to age it where it
would naturally age,,,,


we sanded it completely down after repairing it...


sealed the wood and painted it all teal except the hardware....


then added a satin finish.....




Wow!  Looks beautiful!

Next, was a dresser that had a thick yellow finish on it...
this was the only before picture I could get as
 John started on it before I 
could get a picture...
The hardware was a heavy black....


we stripped the whole thing even the hardware....
primed it all....


then painted it gray...


added the high gloss...


also primed the hardware....



painted the hardware gold with a high gloss...




Love this lock!







This one came out fantastic!!!

Then, she had this old radio/record player
from when she was small...
wanted us to paint it yellow with a high gloss....


we sanded it all down, primed it....


then painted it yellow...


then added the high gloss which you really
 can't tell as the sun wasn't out...






 

Done and awesome!!!

I still have 3 other pieces I'm working on,
once completed I will post them.



Saturday, October 10, 2015

Info on our painting process, just so you know what you are getting with us.......

For all the furniture we custom paint, we do numerous steps to get our furniture to look like it does. A flat smooth finish, meaning no sanding swirls marks, no drips, even coverage, and no thick layers of paint. We do not use shortcuts or try to do it the easy way. Doing it right is always a lot of work but, we do it anyway. 
Our custom painted furniture takes 1-2 weeks to complete and cannot be done within a few days. During this process is a lot of dry time with glue, putty, and paint. Then more time is sanding the old finish off this is a very time consuming and messy process. 
On all our pieces we use a hvlp spray gun with primers and paints.  If the client asked for a polycrylic finish we spray that with the hvlp gun also. No hand painting.  First, we repair any piece that needs it, so it can be sturdy and last a long time. Second, we strip them down, meaning taking mostly if not all the current finish off. This makes it more durable and long lasting. Third, we prime the piece and sand it again to smooth it out. Sometimes, the piece isn't primed if the client wants to show the wood and not the primer, so we seal the wood. Fourth, we paint it with Benjamin Moore latex paint and sand it to smooth it out again. Last, it doesn't really need it but for added protection we add the wax or polycrylic. We've been doing this for almost 6 years and we love when our clients give us referrals. This is how we know our process works. 
View my posts and you can see the steps we take.  From the before to the after pictures.  We may do a lot of work, but it gets the job done for a lasting piece.  No matter what paint we use, latex, milk paint, or chalk paint we still do the above steps.  I figure most everyone that is paying for a custom painted piece wants it to look professionally custom painted and last. 
-Candy DeFoe
Piece Of Candy Furniture