Post-Holiday Checklist

Wrecked Table Before

Now that the holidays and their attendant festivities are over, we hope you find our “Post-Holiday Checklist” useful. We actually recommend our clients go through this checklist at least twice a year, if not at the change of every season – just to make sure everything’s still up to snuff. It’s a lot easier to address damage when it first occurs!

  • Dining room chairs
    Are they wobbly?
    Broken, chipped, or chewed on*?
    Any upholstery damage?
    Any seat re-weaving necessary?
  • Dining room table
    Water or heat damage from glasses, serving dishes, etc.?
    Leaf mechanism still functioning properly?
    Still have enough leaves?
    Damage / staining from dripped candlewax?
    Edges broken, chipped or chewed on?
  • Bureaus, sideboards, side tables, etc.
    Ring marks?
    Holes / damage from decorations?
  • Armchairs
    Damage from fire sparks?
    Any burn marks from cigarettes, cigars, etc.?
    Arms & legs broken, chipped, or chewed on?
  • Decorative objects
    Anything knocked over, dropped, or chipped?
    Silver serving pieces or place settings need reconditioning?

*by domestic animals, small children, unruly adults…

 

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January 11, 2014 · 3:36 pm

ASID Tennessee Chapter 2013 Conference

If you are an ASID designer, we look forward to schmoozing with you at the upcoming Chapter Conference, during the Industry Partner Innovation Gallery. We hope to learn about your latest projects and what’s top-of-mind for you as you strive to exceed your clients’ expectations. We’d love for you to see examples of our restoration, and expect we’ll have some great discussions about strategic partnering and how we can best work together in the future!

If you’d like to tell us about any upcoming projects prior to the show (or if you won’t be at the show, but would like further information) fill out the contact form below. We’ll be  in touch pronto! (Be sure to replace our name and email with your own.)

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Repurposing as Alchemy

Repurposing as Alchemy
Webster’s Dictionary defines alchemy as “a power or process of transforming something common into something special.”

Repurposing at Rosewalker
We see repurposing as more than making an oak door into a dining table or a golf trophy into a lamp. Repurposing can be a creative and exciting way to incorporate a client’s existing furniture into a new interior; preserving its meaning & value while extending its usefulness.

The pictures below show one of our repurposing projects. While the original table was far from common, we think we succeeded in both transforming it into something special, and in providing the client with something that was far more functional in her newly designed living room.

BEFORE:

Horse Hoof Dining Table - not appropriate in newly decorated space...

Horse Hoof Dining Table – not appropriate in newly decorated space…


AFTER:

One of two new consoles on either side of arched doorway - a perfect, tailored fit!

One of two new consoles on either side of arched doorway – a perfect, tailored fit!

You can see a video of this transformation at our YouTube channel, Restoration in Action! So… have we got you thinking about performing a little alchemy on one of your pieces?!

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19th Century Chinese Lounge chair

Totally restored, newly woven seat – $600 this weekend only. Cool AND comfy!

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Home Show – Day One

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September 6, 2013 · 11:02 pm

In which Rosewalker experiments with masks…!

Masks have different meanings from culture to culture, but what fascinates us is their ability to transport the wearer/owner to new dimensions and impart wisdom from beyond our ordinary reality… Our masks are not based on any particular culture’s spiritual practices; rather, we are interested in how our hand-carved wooden molds impart their unique shapes and “wisdom” to fabric and other media.

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When hung, the masks are intended to inspire, amuse, and protect their owners. In fact, two have already been sold to collectors in Orlando – we hope they enjoy them!

Masks in Orlando Collection

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Nashville Home Decorating & Remodeling Show

We’ll be there – September 6, 7, and 8! We’re so excited to be a part of the first consumer show at Music City Center – Nashville’s new, state-of-the-art convention facility. We’ll have a 20 foot booth this year – come look for us at Booth #1124/1126. We’ll be devoting space to restoration consultations and a gallery of our newest products. We’ve also been invited to display a selection of our  new decorative masks in the Home Show’s New Products Booth! If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment to consult at the Show, leave a comment below, or visit rosewalkerarts.com and email us! Hope to see you there!

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