Furniture Rescues

Old House Journal|July - August 2020

Furniture Rescues
A self-taught artist transforms old furniture into unique, practical art.
Brian D. Coleman

Diane Llewellyn Grover wasn’t always a furniture artist. In fact, she’s a clinical social worker. Painting became a preferred form of relaxation. She began experimenting with tired old furniture, transferring pre-Raphaelite and Impressionist art prints onto drawers or door fronts, then painting the pieces. Shown here is a dull bonnet dresser she updated with a print of the nymph from “September Morn” by Paul Emile Chabas (1911) and glazed green paint. When friends starting asking for reclaimed furniture, her business The Paint Factory was born: thepaintfactorypdx.com

the process

1. SELECTION

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July - August 2020