Everything has a story…and I love to hear them all.
24 Carat gold bookends
Things break…and then need to be repaired.
Napoleon’s bust without a base
This bust of Napoleon in bronze had lost its formal base, so I created another one befitting the quality casting that it is. The base is of black granite: solid but plain. And the pyramid shape hearkens back to the conquest of Egypt. I made the column out of solid rosewood and a touch of 24k gold trim on the column.
Repaired vintage cigar box
After many years of using this cigar box, pieces were missing and locks didn’t work. One decorative corner piece was missing, so I cast one in resin. The process was complex, but it looks as good as new. The decorative pieces were gilded and the box was french polished.
Distressed cabinet doors
This customer needed new cabinet doors to match the distressed cabinets they already had. They could no longer get the doors from the manufacturer, so I created them from new, raw maple doors. The distressing and chopping and dicing took place, then a careful selection of color. If all 12 steps are done in proper sequence, you get old doors.
Vintage black lacquer liquor cabinet
This black lacquer liquor cabinet was a wreck. The veneer was delaminated, pieces were missing, the brass work was tarnished. This was a complete restoration.
1800s roof spire
This piece was all rust. After sandblasting, this tin roof spire was completely restored and made to look like weathered copper. Finished in verde patina to look just like well-weather copper would. The unusual tip and metal scroll leaves were covered in aluminum leaf.
From faded and tired to gilded and alive.
A custom wall mural
Stone blocks and butterflies. Oh, and a lizard.
Large outdoor urns
These were planters that needed some courage. Gold will always do it.
Let’s play: you find the marbleized outlet.
Vintage playground equipment
Yes, I have painted a duck. Antique cast aluminum, restored to its original colors.
Table with water rings restored
This card table had a lot of rings. A fine finish can’t take that, but I can fix it. Like new again.