Monday, May 31, 2010

A Walk on the Wild Side!

Prior to going back to college to study interior design I was a painter. I had several businesses which I loved. I had a business making hand painted children's furniture and also a business painting murals, faux finishing, and stencilling anything that would stand still long enough.

I will share some of these projects through future posts. It is fun to go through some of my old painting pictures, although I must confess that I don't have pictures of some of my favorite projects. I started my painting business back in 1995 when cameras were just starting to go digital and were very expensive. Sometimes I would forget my camera that day and my intentions were to go back to a client's home and take pictures, but sadly I usually never did get the pictures I wanted.

My youngest daughter, who just graduated from high school, had a fondness for the safari look when she was younger. I painted some unfinished furniture I had purchased to compliment her room. I don't have any befores, but here are the afters. I hope you enjoy and hope these pictures stir your inner beast!
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  1. Oooh, wild and crazy! Great look!

  2. Hi - not sure how I got here but I'm so glad I found your fun blog! Signing on to be your newest follower and then browsing your archives! Please stop by when you get a chance!

  3. Just popping in to say hi. I saw you as a new follower ( GFC and I couldn't wait to check out your blog. I love the name and logo! Following you now too.

  4. These are really fun pieces of furniture -- love the animal prints :-) They're definitely stirring up my inner beast!! ;-)

    Kelly @ DesignTies

  5. so creative! thanks for sharing at my saturday soiree!