Thursday, April 26, 2012

French 18th C Clock

Fabulous piece of 1700's workmanship. There is a portrait of a French Officer on the pendulum. I looked inside and noticed it had a consignment sticker, so the Ritz actually doesn't own it. This place is like a museum, might as well have consignment pieces.

Mr. Smith

Chandeliers for your Dining Room

If you have a Ballroom in your house, you may want to check with to procurement director at The Ritz. This has about a 6-foot diameter and I am sure over 1000 crystals. Its the real deal!

Mr. Smith

French Buffet at the Ritz

Conference Give-away

I am sure Mrs. Smith would love for me to bring this home, but I will give it away in our drawing later today to a lucky banker or spouse. I found it in a cute store in the French Quarter - . If you are in New Orleans, got visit Kristen at 429 Royal Street. Great prices compared to other shops in the Quarter. And if you need a student loan for college, you see the address on the picture (shameless plug).

Mr. Smith

Travelin' Fool

Well, this week finds me in New Orleans attending a banking conference at - The Ritz Carleton. Just love all of their beautiful antique furniture, but they wouldn't dare paint any of it. Since I am remote, I will send through some individual pictures so you can see the priceless pieces, some brought over on ships from Europe in the 1700's.

Mr. Smith
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Friday, April 20, 2012

My Dad's Childhood Home

This week I was in Ft Collins, CO for work, and I got to see the house where my father lived as a child. Pretty cool considering there were 5 children. Looks like a two-bedroom place, with a basement. In old pictures I have seen - the house was white, sure looks cool red.

Mr. Smith

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Don't give up on me

It has been a couple of weeks since my last post. I have been on the road with work, but I have finished a few pieces over the last couple of weekends that I need to get posted, the pictures are on my camera a few thousand miles from where I am. I am actually in a Starbucks in Lakewood, CO, getting ready to head into an appointment, but I had a second and thought I would update my readers.

Finished a couple of tables in the last two weeks and currently working on a "subway sign" dresser. Also repainted the Kissimmee Orange Trunk with a Union Jack flag in several shades of gray.

I hope to get at least one of those posted this weekend for you all.

Mr. Smith
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Ombre 3-Drawer Nightstand

It has been a week since I have shared a piece with you - my readers - and any visitors. This last weekend Mrs. Smith and I took part in Roses and Rust Home and Garden Market. Leading up to that event, I had worked on this little nightstand and wanted to create something different from my normal refinishing.

Here is a glance at what it looked like before the paint began. I could not find a better picture before, but this gives you an idea of the hardware and color of the wood.

The top was peeling away, so I used the "tower of power" and a little wood glue to keep the top where it should be.

So I have been wanting to do an "ombre" piece - and this had just the 3 drawers I needed to have a little fun. One drawer was a little dirty, so I decided to paint the drawers with CeCe Caldwell's Simply White. That really cleaned them up and created a finished look on the entire piece.

I used Georgia Clay as a color for the bottom drawer, then reduced down for each drawer by using Vintage White. The middle drawer was one part Georgia Clay and a half part Vintage White, and the top drawer and structure of the piece is one part Georgia Clay and 2 parts Vintage White. It created an almost "pink" tone to the piece. I can't say I love it, but I hope someone else will.

Please tell me what you think. I do appreciate the feedback. New pieces are bound to surprise. If you find the blog fresh and new - please follow along and I will be sure to "intrigue".

Mr. Smith

Friday, April 6, 2012

Roses and Rust - Spring 2012

As not to bore you with too many words, I will share a few thoughts to pictures, and I hope if you are in Northern California on Saturday April 7th, you will stop by the Redding Convention Center for Roses & Rust. There were plenty of birds (caged and free), bunnies, and lots of Spring colors. Mrs. Smith and her mom were stage right.

As you can see, she had lots of fun and colorful furniture. Touches of Spring with succulents throughout. Some hidden eggs!

A baby Chick...

A freed bird...

Three chirping sparrows...

A little girl returning from the flower market on her bike.

And festive Spring colors for the CeCe Caldwell's display. Drama Queen helped me on this one.

Here is a close-up of her artwork...

So come out and see us at the show. Look for The Smith Hotel can't miss us.

Mr. Smith

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