I was lucky enough, several years ago, to visit Lake Maggiore in Italy. A breathtakingly beautiful area. I left feeling content, inspired and determined that some day I would be able to go back. To continue on this fabulous journey of mine. I haven’t made it back yet, but it’s still very much in my heart. When I found this Post-Depression era cabinet, I knew that I could bring Italy back to life again.
As with all my pieces, I never want them to look ‘refinished’ or freshly painted. So I spent many many hours working on patina; and with that comes textures, and subtle blending and really getting definition and movement into, an otherwise flat, surface. This is a painting by Ivan Aivazovsky (1858) titled ‘Lake Maggiore in the Evening’. I specialize in image transfer meaning that only the image itself is transferred to the piece (it’s an incredibly time-consuming process – but ultimately worth every minute). I want my pieces to tell a story; evoke emotions, start or stop conversations. I imagine that the cabinet has been hidden away in discarded, perhaps neglected in an il palazzo, aging peacefully – waiting to be rediscovered – brought back to life. The paint is cracked, and worn, chipped. What perhaps was once a deep navy, now shows subtle changes in color. With age brings character.
It’s truly a fabulous piece of furniture. It’s solid and has great storage. But it’s more than that. It tells a story.
Local pickup from Portland, Oregon is always welcome. Shipping is NOT included in the price, but if you require shipping I will be more than happy to find you a reasonable quote. The shipping quote listed is only an estimate, naturally it will change depending on where you live.
As always, thanks for stopping by!
Diane aka The Paint Factory
𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗺𝘆 𝗽𝗶𝗲𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝗼𝗻𝗲-𝗼𝗳-𝗮-𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗱. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗱𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗶𝗲𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗳𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲-𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀. 𝗜 𝗗𝗢 𝗡𝗢𝗧 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗱𝗲𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗽𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗿 𝗿𝘂𝗯-𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗳𝗲𝗿𝘀; 𝗺𝘆 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗻𝗶𝗾𝘂𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗶𝗴𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗺𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗶-𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗳𝗮𝗰𝗲𝘀 – 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲.