Painted Furniture Farmhouse Cottage Shabby Chic
I started some decades ago with craft shows and painting flowers on small little boxes and pillows. I evolved with tables and reclaimed furniture and furniture I had designed. Today I am reaching the highest point taking everything from the past to create Between The Weeds. The fairy houses are from my flower shop days and the custom-made keepsake boxes from the original days at the craft fairs. Though the subject may change my signature style has not. My painted furniture always reflects what I find in nature painted with acrylic and oil paints and finished with an ink line. My signature honed throughout the years.
All of my painted furniture pieces are in the style of shabby chic cottage farmhouse. My work is refined slightly distressed farmhouse style and original designs by Laurie Rohner. Each custom work is unique and one of a kind. They are sanded and prepped, first primed then painted or stained readying the surface for decorative painting. I typically lay out the design in pencil; set up a color palette, finishing the design with an ink pen in a linear fashion. All pieces receive several coats of varnish; in between each layer I hand rub the surface creating a soft buffed finish. Every piece is finished with a bee’s wax to ensure protection. I adore cottage painted furniture. Finding a piece of unloved furniture, dragging it back to the studio and cleaning it up to discover the treasure awaiting underneath is a passion since I was a younger person starting out on my own and trying to find furniture that fit my quirky sense of style to decorate my first place. My style has evolved from the trunk I found at the side of the road. I think it is more refined and upscale but always a keepsake treasure inspired by cottage chic with a twist of farmhouse contemporary. If you stop by the studio in Elkin, NC I have many bigger pieces for customers to take with them.
The design is sketched by hand onto my custom crafted wooden keepsake storage boxes. I hand paint and add my signature line work. Each box is a one of a kind work. I do not use stencils transfers or prints and they are always my original work.
Every piece signed and dated.
Ready to ship.
All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and remain with the artist.
The copyright is for photographing and does not appear on the original.
Some lovely words about my Cottage Painted Furniture.
*Prompt service, beautifully and professionally packaged. Nice attention to detail. Fabulous organizer. LOVE your work. Thank you.
*I love your shop and I will come back often to see new products.
*Prompt service, beautifully and professionally packaged. Gorgeous box, love it!!!!
*I absolutely love this box and Laurie personalized it for me. Shipped quickly and safely and looks gorgeous. Thank you!
*Very finely painted frame, large enough so light can reflect nicely.