Field Study on Life-Long Learners Making Art

This week in my pursuit of an Art Ed degree... Maria A. at work This field study explores the creative process in relation to andragogy: to connect motivation to practical application. I looked two concepts: combining transformative thinking with reflective teaching to define of a successful learning experience, and the power of personal experience on … Continue reading Field Study on Life-Long Learners Making Art

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The Mid-Century Minimalist Set – Progressing Nicely

The Simple Things In Life Are Sometimes The Most Beautiful You first got a glimpse of these in my article called The Joy Of New Projects. They had a golden varnish on them and were much darker in feel to what we see here today. Of course, my wife has fallen in love with these … Continue reading The Mid-Century Minimalist Set – Progressing Nicely

The Old Commode, Transformed – Part 2

The Process Can Be Longer Than We Expected... A few days ago I shared with you the origins and sorry starting state of this old commode. It took much longer to sand off the thick and oddly gummy varnishes seemingly poured all over it. I don't know what kind of varnish was used, only that … Continue reading The Old Commode, Transformed – Part 2

A Very Cute Cabinet Just For You

A.K.A. Amal's Funky Cabinet In The Spare Room This was one of the first pieces that got me inspired to do this new obsession of refurbishing old furniture. It came as part of a whole mid-century modern design bedroom set. (I saved a couple more of the pieces.) This is how it started, before I … Continue reading A Very Cute Cabinet Just For You

The Sad Old Dresser Transformation – Part 2

Never Judge A Book By It's Cover, or something like that! As expected, the main cabinet is veneered panels. There seems to be pine and cedar in the construction. The whole thing, once sanded smelled like a cedar closet. Amazing. The drawers were beautifully jointed and in great condition, despite the weird stains and burns … Continue reading The Sad Old Dresser Transformation – Part 2

The Sad Old Dresser Transformation – Part 1

Art Deco - ish? I'm starting to think one of the funnest parts of doing all this furniture refinishing is hearing my wife toll me with each new piece I pick up that she's impressed I can see beyond the mess the piece is in when I grab it. In truth, I don't blame her … Continue reading The Sad Old Dresser Transformation – Part 1

Lovely Lines Side Table – Rescued & Refurbished – Part 2

The Transformation continued... Do you recall where this one started? Take a quick peek at Lovely Lines Side table - Rescued & Refurbished Part 1.    I wasn't certain of the colour choice I made. I couldn't get my heart into the matte surface finish and couldn't grab a picture I liked a lot.   … Continue reading Lovely Lines Side Table – Rescued & Refurbished – Part 2

Rococo Display Tables Re-Imagined

From Curlicued Snakes To Flamingo Heads Take some old and obviously used, um, I mean well loved side tables. Start removing the odd varnishes accumulated on them, smooth out the dings, chips, and water stains with a fine grit sandpaper, then remove some details from a bygone age. The raw form is what we have … Continue reading Rococo Display Tables Re-Imagined

Lovely Lines Side Table Rescued & Refurbished – Part 1

On a recent Father & Daughter visit to Finnegan's Flea Market, one of our favourite summer locations, we came across this cute little bench. We originally thought it would be a good addition as a seat to her art-tool box. I fell in love with the bowed legs that gave me the impression it was … Continue reading Lovely Lines Side Table Rescued & Refurbished – Part 1

Arts M.Perron -A 30 Year Retrospective

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