Swankety Swank Showcase: Twilight Tree Dresser

Swankety Swank Showcase: Twilight Tree Dresser (detail)

The Twilight Tree Dresser

Swankety Swank Showcase presents the Twilight Tree Dresser!  This aged, sturdy wood dresser has been newly transformed with a hand painted tree in crackle cream with shimmery gold leaves. The top has been refinished in black on its rustic surface. It features dove-tailed drawers, original handles, protective clear coat on its aged mottled surface. This signed art piece would be a lovely addition to a eclectic modern, artfully traditional or bohemian decor.
Dimensions: 36″H x 39″W x 17″D Continue reading

Swankety Swank Showcase: Moroccan Moth Table

Moroccan Moth Table

The Moroccan Moth Table

Swankety Swank Showcase presents the Moroccan Moth Table!  This delightful piece of all wood art furniture measures 19.5″ x 19.5″ x 19.5″ and was cleaned, sanded, refinished, hand painted and clear coated with earth friendly, low VOC paints.  Note the intricate detailing on the sides of the table and on the legs (scroll down for a closeup view).  The hexagonal shape gives this piece a unique flair.   The delicate image of the moth was hand-painted by Yabette.  Compliment your home decor with this precious treasure! Continue reading

Swankety Swank Showcase: Wildflower Sideboard

Wildflower Sideboard

The Wildflower Sideboard

Swankety Swank Showcase proudly presents the Wildflower Sideboard!  Measuring 36″H x 48″W x 17″D, this aged, sturdy wood sideboard, buffet or cabinet has had a new makeover by furniture artist and Swankety Swank owner, Yabette.  It features a hand painted wild flowers inspired by vintage fabric in hues of brown.  This design ties together its original aged patina front and the painted cream parts that needed the refinishing.  It has its original handles, center velvet lined drawer, carved wood front and dove tailed, solid wood drawer construction.  This signed art piece would be a lovely addition to an eclectic modern, artfully traditional or bohemian vintage decor. Continue reading

Swankety Swank Showcase: Sugar Skull Desk

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The Sugar Skull Desk by Yabette

Swankety Swank Showcase presents the Sugar Skull Desk!  This charming curvy desk is all wood and measures 49″ across, 18.5″ deep and 44.5″ across. Just look at those cute feet!

The large handpainted skull on this ruby red desk celebrates Día de los Muertos,  “a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Mexican Americans living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on November 2 in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints’ Day(November 1) and All Souls’ Day (November 2).” Continue reading

Furniture by Yabette: Steampunk Style

Greetings, home decor aficionado! It is time again for a mini-retrospective of the amazing art furniture by Yabette!  Swankety Swank was founded upon “Honoring Beauty, Earth and Age” and today we showcase three amazing Steampunk inspired pieces that do just that!

Steampunk “is a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s.  The term denotes fictional works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used, usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain. It has prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy; and it often features anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them.”

Dragon Cabinet

This Dragon Cabinet commission is one of Yabette’s more recent pieces.  The client wanted a clockwork dragon and boy, did Yabette deliver!  Composed of gears and covered in rivets, this draconic guardian is sure to keep unwanted folks away from the liquor inside! Continue reading