Seven years ago, I started selling my hand painted furniture and vintage decor online, though I have had my own business, Boulder Blue Studio, since 1998. Back then, I was painting faux finishes and murals on walls, and my clients started to ask me to paint kitchen and bath cabinets. Soon I was custom painting furniture and giving these old, slightly neglected, but beloved, pieces a new updated look.
Through the years, I've curated a collection of painted furniture and vintage home decor that have an eclectic, casual style. You can shop for on trend pieces, curiosities or unique one of a kind objects online at Boulder Blue. I also sell my furniture and vintage decor in other online markets, such as Etsy.
I am located in the Greater Houston area. Feel free to contact me with any questions or requests.
Thank you for visiting my online shop and allowing me to share what I do with you!
~ Cindy Cook
How I paint my furniture
I have been painting cabinets and furniture for over twenty years and have developed my own style. As a furniture artist, I do not follow the latest paint trends. I try to complement the style of the furniture through my painting.
In my blog, I show step by step, how each piece was painted. I travel around Texas looking for antique/vintage furniture that has integrity with solid wood and unique details.
Each piece is cleaned, sanded and base coated with tinted primers, latex or milk paint. Layers of paint and tinted glazes achieve the look I want. All my furniture is finished with either a flat or satin acrylic sealant. This gives the piece durability and easy maintenance. Just a damp cloth to clean and no waxing!
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