Tuesday, September 10, 2019

PAINTING CABINETS WITH GEL STAIN & A REMODEL OF RUEBEN'S MASTER BATH

PAINTNG CABINETS WITH GEL STAIN & A REMODEL OF RUEBEN'S MASTER BATH

A few years ago, Carrie and Rueben asked me to paint their pickled oak wood guest bath and powder room cabinets to a darker stained finish.  Rueben liked the finish so much that he asked me to do the same technique on his cabinets in his master bath.  Recently, he was remodeling his master bath with new tile, flooring, glass shower enclosure and new granite counter tops.  He thought the stained cabinets would be the finishing touch to his new decor.
All of the colors blend so well and look so nice.  Everything looks "finer", now.
The large mirror did not have a frame, so he had someone make one.  All of that mitering is not easy.  At least, not easy for me!
New frame pieces.  Look at that mitering job.
I can't get over how well the miters match.
Picture of pickled oak cabinets "before".  And, new mirror frame.
I used a gel stain for the cabinet finish.
Gel stains can be used on an already painted or sealed surface.
Thank you, Rueben!

KELLY'S NEWLY REMODELED & NEWLY PAINTED POWDER ROOM & HALL BATH

KELLY'S NEWLY REMODELED & NEWLY PAINTED POWDER ROOM & HALL BATH

Kelly remodeled her hall bath and powder room.
She asked me to paint the cabinets, walls, ceiling and woodwork trim.
I like that she wanted white ceilings with the gray walls.
She got new granite counter tops, new flooring, new everything.
A carpenter built new cabinets for both rooms.
This is Buffy.  Sweet doggie.  The whole time I was painting she slept in the hallway nearby.
The tile people installed two new transition pieces between new tile and existing wood flooring.
They were unfinished.  I used two different gel stains to match the existing wood.
Then, sealed with three coats of clear sealer.
This is how the hall bath and powder room looked "before".  Really dark colors.
Kelly was ready for changes to a lighter decor.
Mirrors were changed to stainless silver frames.
Looks so nice now with all of the different shades of gray and white ceilings and white trim.

Monday, September 9, 2019

AN EXCITING NEW & MODERN LAUNDRY ROOM FOR MY CLIENT ~ PAINTING & REMODELING

AN EXCITING NEW & MODERN LAUNDRY ROOM FOR MY CLIENT ~ PAINTING & REMODELING

My client wanted to remodel her laundry room.  She asked me to paint her cabinets, walls and ceiling.  The darker color in this picture is the actual color I painted on the cabinets.  The light from the window is playing tricks with the new paint colors.
She added new granite counter tops and flooring.  A newly built cabinet is on the left of this picture by the sink.  It goes all the way to the ceiling.  To make the cabinets look consistent, she had her carpenter add new panels above the existing cabinets.  (picture below) 
The overall look is so nice, now.  One of my favorite things is the new enclosure and granite top added over her washer and dryer.  Before, the washer and dryer were free standing.  Her carpenter building and adding this enclosure gives my client more flat surface for folding clothes, etc.  
These two are new cabinets.  I think they were just doors and cabinet, before.  These new enclosures are room for tall clothes hampers.
New tile flooring.  I love her new floor!
New light fixture with a fan in it.  
On the left is the newly built cabinet that goes all the way to the ceiling.
This pictures shows you the new panels the carpenter built and installed so the cabinets would be consistently tall to the ceiling.  It makes the whole room look better.
Me painting the new upper panels and trim.
I forgot to take a picture of "before".  This is a wonderful laundry room re-do with lots more cabinet/storage space and it is really beautifully decorated.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

HAYLEY REDECORATING LITTLE GIRL BEDROOM WITH NATURE WALLPAPER

HAYLEY REDECORATING LITTLE GIRL BEDROOM WITH NATURE WALLPAPER

Hayley was redecorating June's bedroom and found this wonderful wallpaper.
Isn't it the sweetest!
The one wall had very dark boards that were glued on.
 She asked me to paint the boards to match the other pink walls.
I painted on and wiped off with a rag, making the color uneven.
Hayley liked it.
Love the wallpaper!