Wednesday, September 28, 2011

PAINTING ON GLASS INSERT FOR PANTRY DOOR



I'm painting an 8' tall pantry door to make it look very old and worn. This is a 4'6"x 20" glass insert for the pantry door. I designed and had to make part of my stencils. When my template is dry, I will freehand over everything, so it looks old, too. It will say La Patisserie...(the cake shop). Lots and LOTS of measuring and hours involved in this project!!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

CLOSE UP VIEW OF KITCHEN CABINET I PAINTED FOR JACKIE

This is a close-up of the special finish I applied to Jackie's kitchen cabinets. I love doing this finish because it's unique and very durable. Also, fits in the style of her beautiful home.

KITCHEN CABINETS I PAINTED FOR JACKIE

Just finished painting Jackie's kitchen cabinets. The finish was oak and stained that orangey red color and she hated it!! I had to think about shades of brown that would still blend with her mahogany, reddish shutters and flooring. She will be replacing her chandelier and get knobs for the cabinets. Looks very nice now and she's very, very happy! I also painted her kitchen island a soft blue to match the fabric in her kitchen. Photo of the island is below this posting.

KITCHEN ISLAND I PAINTED FOR JACKIE'S KITCHEN

KITCHEN ISLAND I PAINTED FOR JACKIE'S KITCHEN

This is Jackie's kitchen island.
 I painted it a soft blue to match the fabric in her kitchen and embellished it with black and metallic gold. It looks like a fine piece of furniture now, instead of a kitchen cabinet.
(Remember:  metallic paints reflect, depending on how the light is hitting the piece of furniture)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

SPECIAL DISTRESSED FINISH ON A 7' HIGH MIRROR FRAME

SPECIAL DISTRESSED FINISH ON A 7' HIGH MIRROR FRAME

I painted this 7' high mirror frame for a client.
 It was green and I painted a special distressed finish with black, brown and "old gold". She hung it on a very high wall above her fireplace and after it was hung, I went back and hi-lited some of the raised design with the "old gold" paint so it would show up better since it was so high on the wall. My client was very happy with the transformation!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

CHEST I PAINTED FOR A POWDER ROOM



Many years ago, my client's grandfather built this chest and it was stained brown wood. I painted it black and distressed it so the stained wood would show through the black. And, I painted the metallic gold artwork to match the wallpaper in the room. They will put it in a powder room and the vessel sink that will sit on it has a faux wood finish and will match the distressed areas coming through the black. I will take more photos after it's installed in the powder room of their new home. 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

FURNITURE I PAINTED FOR A POWDER ROOM


These pieces are the first cabinet and mirror.  The color I painted, matches the birds in the wallpaper in this powder room.  After it's installed, will take better photos.  These pieces, I painted and then added a light glaze to age them a little and that's the way the birds on the wallpaper look, too.  The background on the paper is white and the designer chose a white vessel sink to sit on top of the cabinet.