BRONNIE BRASCH DESIGNS
Bronnie has always had a love for colour, nature, budget decorating, painting and craft.
What began as a labour of love - painting an old chest of drawers and desk for her eldest daughter, has graduated into a passion for up-cycling old unloved, discarded furniture. The aim is to redecorate it to become a beautiful, unusual and often quirky piece of furniture-art.
Old furniture is often just thrown away, being considered too 'old hat' and boring. It is often scratched and dark and many times has seen better days. BUT - such pieces are part of our history, they are often beautifully made with style, character and substance (not like the mass produced furniture we seem to make today). Bronnie loves to take each furniture item and rejuvenate it with colour and design, allow it to live again and be appreciated and enjoyed. Each piece is unique and designs are not replicated twice.
Bronnie uses high quality acrylic and chalk paints in both her furniture art and paintings.
She is also open to receiving commissions. So DON’T throw away that old piece from 'Grandma' - why not get it repainted with a special custom design unique to you?
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Where do you get your inspiration?
"I draw my inspiration from many sources, colourful designs in magazines and textiles, stain glass windows, Mediterranean tiles, walking in the bush and on my family's farm looking at patterns in nature. Really anything to do with colour and pattern."
What has been your favourite piece and why?
"Mmmmm this is a difficult question, as all my pieces become my favourites. I think the first two items I ever did, a black and white desk and a colourful chest of drawers for my eldest daughter were where I first fostered my love of up-cycling and redecorating."
What is your favourite material to work with?
"With regards to my furniture-art pieces, old wooden furniture with character and style. I have also begun adding cut out MDF shapes to add a sculptural element to particular furniture items. I love to add something unusual and quirky.
With my paintings I love to use texture paste."
If you were to expand your product range to something entirely different, what would it be?
"Oh, this is a tricky question, but funnily enough it is something I am beginning to look at doing. I have begun experimenting with painting designs on white tiles. I have an idea that I could create funky drink coasters using tiles, paint and cork. We will see what happens."
Describe your products in three words...
"Quirky. Functional. Art."
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