Thursday, June 7, 2012

How to Manage a Large Piece of Furniture

I was a bit surprised at the sheer size of a king head and footboard brought in by a customer last week. On Sunday I was trying to figure out how to manage it on my own at the studio. Then a thought came to me. It would be ideal if I didn't have to lean it on anything or turn it to get to all sides. Here is what I came up with....

Rigging from the ceiling. I used two of the hangers I use to hang chandeliers at the store for each end piece and looped twine through them and tied them fast to the bed posts. Now maybe a lot of experienced people have thought of this before, but I had never heard about it....thought it was very clever. Access to all sides while painting without repositioning it!

And now the waxing is finished.....just waiting to buff. So nice to do this piece to match the dressers I had already done and the customer had purchased....

I'l send it home, without the twine! Happy painting!