Both of these pieces were specifically designed for Maryvale's High School Fashion Show Fundraiser. Maryvale is a great school and I was very happy to be able to launch my two new designs at their event. ( I currently have one daughter there and will have another attend next year.)
I thought I would show you some of the steps in creating the cork board:
First, Mark layered the board with a series of different wood moldings
Next, I painted the piece using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite which actually leaves you with a blue charcoal grey color.
Distressing all done; now time to wax. I chose the Annie Sloan Dark Wax because I wanted the piece to actually look black. Annie Sloan does not have a true black so by using the dark wax on the graphite you will get a very pretty black color. The dark wax also gives where I distressed, a nice stained brown look.
AND..... the final product.... an amazing cork board. In the past I have painted the cork and then either monogrammed or stenciled a design in the middle but I liked how the natural cork looked with the piece and also by leaving the design out, the person who buys it can hang it either way; vertical or horizontal.
I am currently working on two more cork board designs and another ottoman design that hopefully I will be able to show you in the next month.
Now onto the OTTOMAN. I just love how this turned out. Please, let me know what you think. This design, like I said, was made for Maryvale, but there are so many options, that it could easily be changed to work for anyone.
Hope you like it:
The legs are painted in a high gloss black. The skirt is made from uniform skirts. (thanks for everyone's donations) I just love how we were able to incorporate the tabs and buttons on the corners of the ottoman. The size is 2' x 4'.
Well there you have it, my first two designs. Have I told you how much fun this is? Seriously,
I would love to know what you think. If you get a chance, please send me a note.