Monday, May 4, 2009

Denim N' Diamonds

I have a former client, Holly, who asked me to donate to her kids' school district fund raiser. With a name like "Denim N' Diamonds" how can you resist? My hubby is not from Texas and said that "Denim N' Diamonds" is the perfect fund raiser name for Texas women. I think he is picturing some Texas Mommas:)

One of my very favorite things to do is to bring new life into something old. Of course refinishing heirloom pieces is most special to me when I know their story, but regardless it is a treat. I love to hit the Canton Trade Days and McKinney Trade Days to search for old treasures with potential.

I found this beaut in McKinney. My good friend Rachel braved the TERRIBLE weather with me to find this piece (gotta love a fine mist in the air...feels just like a sneeze!)

When painting for auctions I try to think of something fairly neutral so that it will fit the current style and color scheme of a wide variety of clients. Denim N' Diamonds is supporting children's education, so I painted a piece that could easily go in a child's room. I think the piece will fit in a bath or entry area as well.

I did a subtle tone on tone giraffe print with gold leaf detailing.

Gotta love some good old giraffe print. I mean, animal print is sooo cute! I had a killer leopard vest in 6th grade (it was even fuzzy when you touched it), and I bought a leopard print gift bag for my mom's birthday this year. I think the prints, in some way or another, are going the distance!

Good luck to Holly and everyone associated with the auction!

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  1. Wow Linde, I LOVE all of your work. You are very talented. I wish I lived in Dallas and I would be calling you to do my whole room.

    I think I am going to go with Charming Pink...thanks for sharing your website info with me, that helped at a lot and I loved browsing through your designs!

  2. YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so glad you have a blog. I'm actually going to Sherwin Williams to get paint today. We've struck out twice with Gray. Did you know we are having a little boy!!?!? I thought Peter might throw the full "GALLON" paint can that we decided to buy over a sample at Lowe's. Classic I tell ya! I need to go to Canton or Mckinney Trade days with you guys. :)