Sunday, October 20, 2013

HAND PAINTED BIRD & NEST ARTWORK ON STOOLS FOR CHRISTA'S BEAUTIFUL NEW BLACK DISTRESSED KITCHEN ISLAND

Christa finally got her new granite for the kitchen island that I painted for her.  It's really beautiful with the rest of her newly painted kitchen cabinets that I painted, earlier.


And, we decided that the metallic gold highlights should be a little brighter color, so I touched up all of the gold and it really stands out, now.


Christa had two stools that they used at the island and asked me to paint them to match the island.  And, she asked me to paint some artwork on them.  Wrens are kind of special to her, so I painted a wren and a nest.


This morning, I delivered the stools to her and she just loved the new look.  That always makes me feel good.  It's always a bit stressful until I know I've done what a client will be happy with.


The stools were a brown stained wood before I painted them.


And, her switch plates around the kitchen were WHITE.  I told her I could paint those so they would almost disappear.  I usually paint the plate only, but she wanted the center painted, too.  I sealed it really well with three coats of sealer, so I'm hoping it doesn't chip.  The plates always hold up very well, but where you plug things in and out, sometimes the paint wears off.  I bet it will hold up!

(Island & Stool BEFORE)

50 comments:

  1. The island is beautiful and I live the gold. I love the two stools - they are stunning! Lynda you do beautiful work and I can't believe that your customers wouldn't love your work. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Mary

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    1. Thank you, so much!! Each client is different in how they want their home to look. I have to almost read minds and figure out what they're wanting. I listen very carefully to everything they say. And, I just re-painted Christa's vent-a-hood and will post those pictures, soon. That's what I'm talking about!! And, I did get paid for the re-do. It's very, very beautiful, now!

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  2. Beautiful, Lynda! The stools are really cute and I love the island.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  3. Lynda, you are so talented! The stools are terrific, really charming! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Lynda, those are fabulous stools. I love the black background with the bird and the nest. You out did our self on these.

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    1. Thank you, Maggie! I really like the way they look, too. And, they looked so pretty with her island.

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  5. Oh my I'm in looooove the island looks gorgeous, but those stools, outstanding work on them they are soooooo beautiful, her kitchen is superb, thanks so much for sharing... Hope you have a wonderful weekend...

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  6. You do lovely work! I had a decorative arts business years ago.

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  7. The little stools are adorable! Love them!

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  8. The island and stools are beautiful! Well done! Have a happy week ahead!

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    1. Thank you! I loved how they looked together and matched.

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  9. Oh my, those stools and the island are just amazing. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  10. I'm a huge fan of your work! She must love what you've done in her kitchen. :)

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    1. That is so nice of you to tell me!! Thank you so much and yes, she's very, very happy with her kitchen. When I delivered the stools, she said that they might be her favorite thing that I've done for her.

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  11. Those stools are darling! What a nice job you did on them! And her island is great too! ~Zuni

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    1. Thank you! I love the way they turned out and love all of the black matching.

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  12. The island is really nice and I LOVE the stools! Anything with a bird inspired motif is a hit with me. Wonderful job, Lynda! Thanks for sharing at my HOME and enjoy the rest of your week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Thank you!! And, I agree about bird motif being a favorite!!

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  13. Omigosh, you do fabulous work!!! Love it! Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

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  14. Lynda, the stools are so wonderful with her island. I love anything bird themed! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. I do love painting birds and nests! And, the black looks good with the brown.

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  15. Such a beautiful stool. Love your artwork!

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    1. Thank you! It was fun doing such a small project for a change.

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  16. They turned out beautiful! Love the rustic feel they have now. thank you for sharing them with us at TTF!

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    1. Thank you! I love the rustic feel, too. The black and brown look so good together.

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  17. Oh my gosh... those stools are so cute! You did such a fantastic job :) Thanks for linking up to The Weekend re-Treat Link Party this week! Pinned while I was here too!

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

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  18. Wow I was so impressed with the island you painted it's wonderful and then you showed us the stools. They look beautiful. The birds design is lovely. I really like how you painted the bird on one stool and it's nest on the other. You are sooo talented.
    Ali x

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  19. Just beautiful! Love birds, what a transformation!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY! Always a pleasure having you share.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  20. I love these! Your talent is stunning - beautifully done! do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  21. Hi Lynda, just hopping by to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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