Monday, January 30, 2012

HAND PAINTED "TOILE RURAL SCENE" ON A CLAWFOOT BATHTUB

HAND PAINTED "TOILE RURAL SCENE" ON A CLAWFOOT BATHTUB

A few years back, a client asked me to paint something on her clawfoot bathtub. 
Immediately, I envisioned a "toile" rural scene painted on it because she loved French decor. 
I thought that would be unique. 
This is the scene I painted.
She left everything up to me and these are the colors I chose.  (approved, of course)
 The colors look so beautiful with her dark wood floors.
You guessed it!!  Me, painting the bathtub.
I primed the tub with a "bonding" primer, painted the artwork and sealed with two coats of clear sealer.
 
 Today, I am back at her home, working, and love seeing it, again.  
It has held up really well.
My client is still very happy with it, too.

CLOSE UP OF "TOILE" RURAL SCENE I PAINTED ON CLAWFOOT BATHTUB

Close up of "toile" rural scene I painted on clawfoot bathtub.

Monday, January 23, 2012

RE-PAINTING SUSAN'S KITCHEN ISLAND



A couple of years ago, I painted a special finish on Susan's kitchen cabinets. Recently, she saw a friend's kitchen cabinets that I had also painted. I had embossed a design and painted her island to make it look like a piece of furniture, instead of a kitchen cabinet. Susan wanted me to do something special on her island, too. So, I darkened the raised panels on the drawers and doors. Then, I embossed a design with modeling paste and painted with a metallic paint. She's very happy, now! She said her island "looks like a piece of furniture, too"! (Metallic paints reflect, depending on how the light is touching the paint.)