Wednesday, May 23, 2012

*Holly Paint*

A client asked me to keep my eyes open for a wardrobe for her new house. Her and her finance have recently moved into an older home that doesn't have any closets so she need someplace to hang her clothes. We both were looking for at least 2 months and finally found this one.  The flower details on the top and the drawers were perfect.  It had a crown molding trim on it when I picked it up but it had been cut so it could fit in a my husband put on a new molding.
I painted it a pearl white and distressed lightly. 
 But my favorite part is the drawers inside.  The client was wanting some color but since she knows her colors will change over time she didn't want to commit to the whole piece being a color.  So we decided to put the color on the inside for only her to see!  I mixed a custom light turquoise and then painted on the chalkboard paint for the labels. 
I painted dots around the chalkboard rectangles for some fun.   Just Perfect!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

*Holly Paint*

A client asked me to re-do this cabinet that was her husbands from his old home. As you can see it was really basic and plain. She wanted to use it as a bar so some major 
reconstructing had to be done!
My husband removed the bottom 2 drawers and put in shelves.  I painted the cabinet a shabby black with light distressing. Then painted the shelves a dark red for a pop of color. The cabinet door was trimmed with molding for an added detail.

The cabinet use to be a place to hang clothes.  So my husband took out the closet rod and put in a shelf and a
 wine rack for wine glasses.
Now this piece is ready for Entertaining!

Monday, May 7, 2012

*Holly Paint*

A friend of mine contacted me to re-do her huge hutch

Though the piece was in great condition and well-made it was definitely dated and not her style.

I started by painted the whole piece Antique Tin by Behr...I can't wait to use more of this is a perfect gray!

My husband cut out the "scrolly" detail below the cabinet doors to give the cabinet a cleaner look.
 The ugly glass doors were replaced with clear glass.
The side glass was replaced with square wire mesh.

And the best part of all....CHEVRON STRIPES!!!


We went back and forth on what knobs to use and in the end she choose glass knobs which are perfect!

Can't wait to get my hands on some more hutches...