Amman – There is no doubt that the home is the warm place in which the individual feels psychological comfort from the pressure of work and the hustle and bustle of life outside its walls. Think before you get rid of it, and this is evident in the feminine touch that Safaa Al Zaher has added to transform old furniture into new in an unconventional style.
The Jordanian young woman, Safaa Al-Zaher, was born into an art-loving environment, specifically her mother, who was interested in recycling household materials and transforming them into “practical” and beautiful pieces of art.
Hobby turning stations for creativity
Safaa began to implement these pieces, in a simple way, according to her description, and with her enrollment in many courses in office and project management, and at more than one institution, she saw that she was ready to plan a project and to start that fulfills her dream of implementing interior design and decoration works, especially because she likes this specialty, but she did not You study it academically, but you studied the specialty of laboratory / vision examination.
Safaa tells Al Jazeera Net, “My family and I traveled to Switzerland, obtained a diploma in interior design and decoration, and we returned to Oman, and I joined courses in human development, life departments and self-discovery, so that I station I will take the implementation of works of art.”
Safaa decided to turn a yard next to the house into a “workshop” specialized in converting old pieces of furniture into modern ones, with an area of 60 square meters.
Mixing the “spirit” of the piece and modernity
Safaa did not hesitate to develop herself by receiving training courses, so she joined one of the courses specialized in environmental projects and recycling that serves the environment. She also received a course in Turkey, especially in the painting and renovation of pieces of furniture on scientific grounds.
Safaa considers the pieces to be renovated, and she is keen to mix the “spirit of design” and modernity, each different from the other. Or where the piece will be placed, is it modern or traditional (classical), modern traditional (neoclassical) or rebellious funky (bohemian) and so on.
Serenity: My Global Player
Safaa confirms that the “workshop” is her own world, providing her with energy and life at any time, indicating that “working to renew pieces with colors, techniques, aging and others takes hours, and it is one of the most beautiful hours in what she spends her day.”
She affirms that the aesthetics of the renovation of the pieces is indescribable, and working in this field brings pleasure to her heart, during the stages of work until it is completed in the required manner.
Cut beautification techniques
Safaa uses various techniques to beautify and update the pieces, such as aging, decoupage “with colored papers”, printing, pitting, and there are many materials used in this field.
It turned out that there are many large or small pieces of furniture that have a moral value for the owners, and the material of the piece is of high quality, and therefore it cannot be neglected, and here we also carry out a complete technique out for the piece, or a simple technique that gives it modernity.
Refurbishment of parts with environmentally friendly materials
Safaa indicates the importance of colors in our lives, and there is no doubt that every individual or family has favorite colors, and by adding these colors to the pieces, it gives the owners of the house a beautiful feeling, and there are special colors to calm the nerves.
When renewing old furniture, it is keen to use environmentally friendly colors, especially chalk colors, which are easy to use and do not cause shortness of breath or red eyes to homeowners, and their texture is beautiful and easy to use. Wax to form protective layers on furniture.
The number of layers of protection varies from one piece to another, for example, a coffee table that is often used differs from the layer added to a side table that is in place.
Change restores energy
Safaa believes that changing some furniture pieces renews the energy of the house, and it looks “characteristic” and unconventional. She explained that the pieces being renovated are not limited to large pieces of furniture, but there are small pieces that can be updated that restore their luster, such as boxes, drawers, hospitality trays and others.
Housewives are advised not to get rid of old pieces of furniture, and sometimes modern pieces, but they have become “boring” or feel the desire to replace them with others, but some of the artistic frills “turn” them into a new piece, not similar to what it was.
The work in this field varies between amateurs, professionals and artists, and each of them has a special style, indicating that it always seeks to put a special imprint on the pieces it innovates.
source of income
Safaa explains that she created pages for her project on social media, and her work was very popular and liked by followers, and she obtained a good source of income from refurbishing old pieces of furniture.
It seems that she is training those who want to learn this skill in the workshop, as she explains and implements the idea in front of them in a practical way on one of the pieces that need to be renewed.