Monday, November 8, 2010

Mandy's Bathroom

Here is Mandy's bathroom. We went with a harlequin pattern in yellow and cream. It is very hard to tell from the pictures, but I also painted a floral pattern over the harlequin pattern in a champagne metallic paint. You can see it a little better in some of the detail shots.
The cabinets are glazed in yellow paint.Can yo see the floral detail a little better here? I also attached glass beads between all of the diamonds.
This is one subtle and sophisticated space!

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Sarah's Room

This room was really fun to complete! We wanted to create a teenage girls room that was peaceful, but fun. I love adding in unexpected three dimensional objects into wall treatments. It gives things such a textural, interesting feel.

I also painted these night stands. They came in close to the right color, but not close enough:)

One thing I take note of in this room is the simplicity of the furnishings.

Ashley and Amanda were the masterminds behind all of the furnishings. And as a side note, Amanda makes some AMAZING jewelry!

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010


This is Owen's room. I think it turned out pretty cute.
We went with a classic stripe pattern in here, but turned the pattern on it's side for a little more interest. I also love the width of the pattern. People often ask how to determine the appropriate width for a "banding" pattern. For this room, I went a few inches above the door frame molding, and a split the middle of the light switch plate. Things get awkward when patterns line up exactly with fixed objects, like door frames, switch plates...
This piece was a fabulous Craig's List find. One thing I love about this piece is that I can easily see it being used as a serving area in a formal dining room or living area. I loved finding ways to rework pieces throughout my home.
I am a huge fan of crystal knobs on vintage furniture. I think it adds the perfect amount of "fancy" to a refinished piece. Boy mom's, don't be afraid of crystal knobs. Crystal hardware can be manly, too...go for a geometric shape, and crystal knobs will work perfectly in your boy space.It's no secret that I am a huge fan of getting the baby's name displayed somewhere in the room. It adds that perfect, personal touch. And seeing the baby's name in this room made things even more real. I am so glad that I am no longer waiting on precious Owen to arrive!Owen, I hope you make many a memory in this room. I sure had fun praying for you while painting away. You are one adorable lil luv bug!

And just for fun, meet Owen, my sweet nephew:)

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Monday, November 1, 2010


This is another project that I completed with my talented friend, Erin. Baylie and Erin found an amazing wall covering that inspired the design for this room. They placed the order and got cracking on everything else. Once almost everything was complete they got the call that the wall covering was not available...nice. Sooooo, Erin called me and I painted this plain wall covering to match the original, detailed, wall covering.
I wish we had an overall shot of the room. This paper is the feature wall. It looks busy here, but in reality it is the perfect touch for this simple, sophisticated space. And is this space fun or what?We wanted to achieve an overall uniform look. For that reason, I created three templates mimicking the pattern work in the original design. Then I placed the templates against the wall in the appropriate spaces and painted through them. I never measure for pattern looks to harsh and "off." I just place the pattern work in the appropriate place and work the overall space as a whole...the wall is my canvas!I think the end result turned out more interesting than the original paper. Thanks, Baylie and Erin for having the vision to see this project through!

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