As May springs forward with all the Beltane promise of abundance and joy, I finished a new Art Furniture piece. In the Steampunk tradition of updating the old with swankety style, this New Growth Lingerie Chest is waiting to gracefully adorn your dressing room.
So a series of interesting events has the content of Swankety Swank from November 2010 until now completely lost and deleted. Talk about obstacles!! I wrote all about that on my other blog here. I am going through all the hoops again to get my domain name connected here and import the portfolios, etc. So please hang in there with me while this site is more clunky than I would like. I have been extremely busy with working on The Luscious Bum Project. More updates on that coming soon.
These matching sturdy wood tables are part of furniture artist and Swankety Swank owner Yabette’s ongoing Steampunk Collection. They feature a hand-painted Victorian-inspired lock and key in detailed hues of brown on its newly refinished black surface. Both rustic and attractive, masculine or feminine, they have practical drawers and shelves with their original pulls. This signed art set would be a lovely addition to an eclectic modern, artfully traditional or bohemian decor. Dimensions: 20″H x 15″W x 24″D
The above artwork references a very specific type of lock known as a “story padlock.” These locks contain imagery relating to a theme or narrative, giving them a unique quality among other locks. The antique Victorian padlock featured by Yabette is based on a 3-dimensional Werewolf lock manufactured in Trenton, New Jersey, circa 1880. Continue reading
Red Flower Table
The seasons come and go, and yet creativity is always in full bloom at Swankety Swank! In fact, flowers are bursting all over the store, as blossoms bring forth freshness and beauty to the amazing art furniture on which they have been painted. Today Swankety Swank Showcase features three art furniture items adorned with floral patterns by Yabette! Continue reading
The Gray Branch Chair
Swankety Swank Showcase presents the Gray Branch Chair! This sturdy, aged farmhouse style chair has a great wood structure. It has been newly refinished and clear coated in gray on its gorgeous wood frame. It features a hand painted white branch bringing a modern flair to this retro chair. This signed art piece would be a lovely addition to a colorful bohemian, artfully traditional, or modern pop decor. Continue reading
The Snake Cabinet
Swankety Swank Showcase presents the Snake Cabinet! This wood side table, nightstand or media cabinet has been recently refinished on the top with a slightly distressed, warm red color wash which allows the original wood grain to show. It features a hand painted snake with flowers in hues of gray, black and red over graphic color wash red stripes. The inside has 3 shelves with color washed wood knobs. This signed art piece would be a fantastic addition to an artfully traditional, colorful modern or bohemian decor.
Dimensions: 26″H x 41″W x 26″D Continue reading