Hand-Painted Furniture

Tracey Anderson-Kollar

Artist Statement

 

In my work, I combine my artistic abilities with my love for home design...breathing new life into old, unloved furniture and furnishings, creating decorative finishes, home staging, theater set painting, and set styling.

 

My obsession with all things vintage goes back to my childhood. Growing up in an 1850’s farmhouse gave me an early appreciation for antiques.  At the age of 15, I stripped my bedroom’s pine floor of paint and decorated with my first ‘vintage’ finds…

an old metal bed frame,  painted white and an antique rug  purchased

for $30.

 

My artistic ability also goes back to my childhood. I was a featured painter in my 1st grade(!) Art Festival, taught summer arts & crafts for our town’s recreational program and enjoyed a full range of art classes thru Jr & Sr High School. I received a BA in Graphic Design and then chose to pursue the field of visual merchandising and retail management, specializing in home furnishings, accents and interior design.

 

  ~  Tracey Anderson-Kollar

 

 

MCM Update
MCM Update

This very cool MCM hutch was repurposed as a bar. Glossy Bright White immediately freshens the piece. A Shibori patterned wallpaper (installed on the back & drawers) adds to the wow factor!!! Custom

Hepplewhite Dresser
Hepplewhite Dresser

A charming pair of repro Hepplewhite dressers from the 50s were in rough shape cosmetically, but still sturdy and functioning. It's amazing what a coat of paint and polished brass hardware can do! Custom

Welcome Sign
Welcome Sign

Nautical Welcome sign Hand-painted, featuring a sand dollar Wired for hanging 7" x 48", $45 Custom signs available

Hepplewhite Dresser
Hepplewhite Dresser

A charming pair of repro Hepplewhite dressers from the 50s were in rough shape cosmetically, but still sturdy and functional. It's amazing what a coat of paint and polished brass hardware will do! Custom

Welcome Sign
Welcome Sign

Nautical Welcome sign Hand-painted, featuring a compass rose Wired for hanging 7" x 48", $45 Custom signs available

Mirrored Window
Mirrored Window
Empire Buffet
Empire Buffet

The Grande Dame of the dining room! Service and storage! Duck Egg Blue chalk paint! Original brass hardware! Great legs! One center drawer flanked by 2 'mock drawers' doors...door on left also houses a small silverware drawer. *sold

Italian Provincial Nightstands
Italian Provincial Nightstands

A stunning pair of nightstands! This 60s duo has been given a fresh, new look in a semi-gloss Super White. The inserts on top have been replaced with a 'faux-fantasy mercury' mirrored glass. All brass hardware is original, and a lovely hand-crafted paper lines the drawers. They would also work well as end tables. 28" w x 18 1/2" d x 24 1/2"h $350 *sold*

Studio Vignette
Studio Vignette

Event vignette featuring an upcycled French Provincial dining set. The table was given a fresh coat of French Linen chalkpaint, the top stained espresso. The chairs also updated in FL and reupholstered in grain sack cloth. All pieces hand waxed and buffed. The lovely wall in the background has been finished with a pale blue waxed Venetian plaster and a silver stencil. Original artwork over the dresser echos the silver.

Cottage Dresser
Cottage Dresser
Petite French Provincial Desk
Petite French Provincial Desk

This French Provincial desk has been refreshed in Whimsy Blue (almost a lavender) and Pure White chalk paint, waxed and hand buffed. A marrakesh trellis pattern was stencilled on the top and is protected with poly. Hardware is original. This lovely piece can be used as desk or vanity, or as additional storage in an entry, hallway or bath. 42" w x 18" d x 30" h, knee-hole is 20" w $135 *sold*

Stenciled Cabinet
Stenciled Cabinet

Originally a sheet music cabinet from 1917! This curbside find was repaired and brought back to life with a coat of Paris Grey chalk paint, inside and out. The door has been stenciled and the original brass hardware now shines! *sold