Tag Archives: hand painted furniture

Renegade Craft Show-Chicago 2010

I had such a good time at the Renegade Craft Show this past weekend and met so many great people. Beer, dancing, music, sunshiney days- perfect! Hope you all had fun.

Sari Shein / Vintage-Twisted

The 2 most popular pieces at the show were this much coveted sugar skull nightstand:

sugar skull/ Vintage-Twisted

paisley bookcase/ Vintage-Twisted

and this sweet little pink & green paisley bookshelf- two items that couldn’t be more different.

The Found - Greeting Cards, Gift, Journal, Coasters, Magnets

Thanks to Albert & Jim, the amazing guys of The Found, in the booth next to me. Not only were they so supportive to the newbie next door, but they also carry unique cards, coasters, buttons, magnets & lots more that I couldn’t live without.  I’m still laughing at this card & hope to one day receive it from one of my beloved, evil friends…

The Found - Greeting Cards, Gift, Journal, Coasters, Magnets


Come Renegade with Me

Renegade Craft Fair - Chicago

Hey, all- I got accepted into the Renegade Craft Fair, right here in Chicago. So excited- it was a juried kind of entrance and only 1/3 of the applicants got in. I haven’t seen furniture there in the past, but it’s a very cool, handmade, crazy kind of art/craft show and sure to be lots of fun!

Chicago September 11 & 12, 11am-7pm, Wicker Park on Division

Come on down & visit me –


iron work & inspiration

Look at this gorgeousness hanging all over France. Beautiful, elegant old buildings & decrepit, forgotten buildings, all touched with incredible grillwork. Think this is going to end up in some form on a Vintage-Twisted piece? Can’t wait to paint…



chocolate & pink table

vintage twisted : chocolate & pink table/detail

Hooray!

This chocolate & pink table is finished.

Found in the basement of an estate sale in rough condition, just the way I like ’em. I retained the history of this table by giving it an undercoat of pink that highlights scratches, gouges & divets through the chocolate brown topcoat. The pink designs are my own & hand painted, as always, without stencils.

vintage-twisted : chocolate & pink table/top view

Want more details? Check it out in my etsy shop or on my website

vintage•twisted : chocolate & pink/quote


Vintage-Twisted…

Vintage-Twisted started in my dining room, while my middle guy, Kyle was recuperating from his second big eyelid reconstruction surgery. We were going to be home for a whole month, yes, that’s right, 30 days, with no one outside of our immediate family coming in and Kyle and I weren’t going out. There were two issues: high risk of infection and ripped stitches from a rambunctious six-year-old’s daily living. So we had to stay close, isolated and quiet.

What would keep Kyle interested for hours at a time, and me, too?

Here’s our solution:

I love the name I chose- Vintage for the salvaged wooden pieces I collect, & Twisted for the changes I make to them.

On hearing the name of my new venture, a friend laughed, “Perfect- you’re kinda vintage, and kinda twisted, just perfect.”

Now, what kind of friend is that?