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Local Pickup from: Texas 78735
Meet “Cara Buena” Meet “Cara Buena”, named in honor of her history and what I learned from her prior owner. She’s an early 1900’s solid wood tall boy chest of drawers with bird’s eye maple, zebra wood and walnut veneers; which were only used on the finest pieces of the time. She’s well built and very heavy with deep 8” drawers with an extra wood divider shelf separating each drawer - not a common feature! She was found dressed in white latex paint on her drawer fronts. After stripping, gorgeous veneers were revealed that I could not paint! She sat for a time while I thought through an appropriate next dress for her. I went with a textured milk paint finish on her frame and sides mimicking the look of the stucco walls in the painting hanging above her, which became my inspiration and suited her history beautifully! (Swipe left through pics. to see painting. The painting was purchased by my grandmother in Guanajuato, Mexico. It looked like a street she remembered as a little girl growing up there in the early 1900’s.) I added a touch of femininity with gold leaf highlights on her ornamentation and on her legs. For her drawer fronts, I softened her dark bold veneer lines by using gold metallics with a damask lace stencil. Cara Buena was named in honor of a new business endeavor the nice young man from whom I purchased her recently launched. It is a new tequila by the same name made in his home town of Jalisco, Mexico. The name “Cara Buena” means good/pretty face in Spanish. I had to pay homage to her original style and history while brightening up her pretty face! With her gorgeous legs, she’s a beauty measuring: 18.25D x 47.75”T x 36”W
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Postal code: 78735
I discovered a love for painting on canvas nine years ago after attending an evening art class with a friend. I thought it would be good to push myself to try something new and get away from my daily grind in front of a computer. I loved it and realized I wasn’t half bad! Fast forward to Covid lock downs in 2020. Another decision to push myself to embrace learning something new while stuck at home. I took a series of classes offered remotely with live zooms that fed my desire for connection and community. In 2021, a new passion was born taking my love for painting to a new canvas - furniture! Plus, I gained the added satisfaction of restoring a once discarded vintage or antique piece and breathing new life into it. Each piece includes proper repairs, if needed, and a custom finish honoring it’s original style for you to cherish and enjoy for generations to come! You will see I love to retain any beautiful wood when I can. I gained an appreciation for beautiful wood as a little girl helping my father with various projects from building a wood frame for the hull of a speed boat he designed and built in our garage to refinishing an antique baby grand piano! I hope you enjoy the transformations and pieces shared here in my shop! Each one is given a name to suit their style and unique story. Enjoy!