Next to sewing, my favorite task is painting furniture. I painted this bench when we first moved to our home in San Antonio. After a couple of years in the weather, I had to do a few repairs on it this year. The design was inspired by a selection in Cressida Bell's book, "The Decorative Painter," which I found used on Amazon.
Another project was this "originally white" cabinet that I painted to house my art work from Mexico. While living in California, my husband and I visited Mexico frequently and I collected these painted animals plus other samples of their folk art.