Thursday, January 26, 2012

*Holly Paint*

This chest was brought to me by a client for a makeover. 
I forgot to take a before picture but here it is all fixed up!
I painted it a metallic pewter and added glass knobs. 
It is super pretty, can't wait to use this paint on another piece!

Sorry for the awful pictures.  I snapped a couple, quickly, before she took it home! 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

*Holly Paint*

This nightstand was a commissioned piece for a return customer.  
She bought it at a thrift store and wanted it to be painted white.   
She even brought an antique knob for it that she found at a local antique flea market...gotta love that!

Such a great piece with nice it was an easy transformation!
Primed, painted white, lightly distressed and waxed for protection.
  I sprayed the handle a satin nickel. 

The drawer was lined with a printed contact paper.

Monday, January 16, 2012

*Holly Paint*

I came across this color palette picture on Pinterest and was itching to paint a piece of furniture with these colors.  
If you know me well, you would know that I HATE anything red...
but when you put Red with Turquoise, I can put my hate aside!! 

My friend graduated college last year and as her gift I offered her a piece of furniture for her new place.  Well she found this dining table set and asked me to make it over.  She wanted something fun with a punch of I showed her this inspiration and she said "go for it!"

Color Palette it is BOLD and BRIGHT!  I can't wait to do more with this Color Palette!

Monday, January 9, 2012

*Holly Sew*

Last year my sister-in-law and I were talking about our wedding dresses and discussing if they were worth keeping for memories or for our daughters.  I mentioned that I made my dress into a baby quilt for my was the fanciest baby quilt around!  I loved it for church and other "dress-up"occasions. 
So she asked me if I could make her dress into a quilt for her to use. 

Her dress had a long train so I had plenty of fabric to work with...though it was super scary to cut into someones dress.  She gave me free reign on design which also made me nervous, I know what I like but would she like it????  
So after much thought and design plan I finally cut into and started the process.  
I worked on it throughout the year and finally finished it before Christmas!

 The final quilt is a throw size. 
I used satin-back crepe as the accent white and I also found (in my stash) a linen fabric that had a silver thread though it for the small border and flower applique. 

I used flower pieces of the lace and the rosettes from the bows as accents. 
When I cut the flowers from the lace the sequins and beads all became loose so I  hand sewed all of the "bling" back onto the  lace flowers. 

It was hard to get a good picture of an all white quilt 
so I took a lot of up close for the details.

The dress had over 60 buttons to use so I sewed them on the quilt to 
act as the "quilting" of the the quilt.
I used the satin-back crepe for the ruffle strips.
Rosettes and lace flowers for detail.  The vine was done with bias tape.

The back of the quilt is done with white minky fabric. 
I saved extra pieces of lace and fabric for her to use for other memories
(such as her daughter's own wedding).
This quilt was a challenge but overall I am happy with the final product!

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