Friday, January 19, 2018

"PAINTING GIRLS" ARTWORK BY LYNDA B.

"PAINTING GIRLS" ARTWORK BY LYNDA B.

I'm learning to paint girls and this is my first one.
It's hard, but I'm having fun.
This is my second one.
I'm going to keep painting and hope to get better and better.
Number One again.
Some day I will put these in my Etsy shop.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

HOW TO HAND PAINT LIGHT FIXTURES & CHANDELIERS

HOW TO HAND PAINT LIGHT FIXTURES & CHANDELIERS

This chandelier was shiny brass and pewter.
My client asked me to paint it to a rusty, old finish.  
His decor was country french.
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Saturday, December 23, 2017

THE BARN ~ ELIZABETH COATSWORTH

THE BARN ~ ELIZABETH COATSWORTH

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OF MY FRIENDS
(BEAUTIFUL PHOTO FOUND ON PINTEREST)
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Monday, December 11, 2017

PAINTING ANITA & GERALD'S RED BREAKFAST ROOM CHAIRS TO BLACK & METALLIC GOLD

PAINTING ANITA & GERALD'S RED BREAKFAST ROOM  CHAIRS TO BLACK & METALLIC GOLD

This is the breakfast room table I painted for Anita.
She asked me to paint it a metallic silver finish.
Her chairs were red and she liked the red, but thought she would be happy with them painted black since she was making a lot of changes in her decor colors.
So, I painted them black with metallic gold artwork.  I used a stencil for the design.
Painted black, they look sooooo beautiful with her metallic silver table.
As I painted the table, I left those dark streaks.  That really ties in with the black chairs, too.
I love, love this picture!!  It's been hard for me to catch the silver "metallic" finish with my camera.  After Anita picked up the chairs and took them home, she sent these pictures to me.  You can see the "metallic" silver table and "metallic" gold on the chairs "reflecting" light.
On the chairs, I painted a hard finish black satin paint and sealed with a satin sealer.
They should hold up very well to the natural wear and tear of family use.
These colors are just wonderful with Anita's new breakfast decor.
The stencil I used looks like rooster feathers to match the chair cushions.
Painting chairs in my studio.
Anita's paint projects are almost completed.
 I'm really proud of the way everything has turned out.
"Before"
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Here is a link to Anita's kitchen and paint projects during November & December:
PAINTING ANITA'S KITCHEN CABINETS
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Sunday, December 10, 2017

PAINTING ANITA & GERALD'S FRONT DOOR FROM STAINED DARK TO AN OFF WHITE DISTRESSED FINISH

PAINTING ANITA & GERALD'S FRONT DOOR FROM STAINED DARK TO AN OFF WHITE DISTRESSED FINISH

Anita's front door area is so beautiful with a very tall arched window over the door.
A grand entrance!
Her door was a stained dark brown finish.
She asked me to paint it off white, the color of her shutters.
When I painted the off white, she said it needed a little distressing to fit in with the entry and rooms on either side of the front door.  So, I scraped and distressed it.
This is her painted front door.
Here is lovely Anita.
While I was working on the door, she and Blondie watched and talked to me.
Front door "before".
It was beautiful "before", but the lighter color lightens the entry area a lot.
Her grand entry "before".
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A couple of years ago, Anita asked me to paint the exterior of her door blue.
Here is a link to her blue front door:
PAINTING ANITA'S FRONT DOOR TO BLUE ~ EXTERIOR
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And, here is a link to Anita's kitchen and projects during November & December:
PAINTING ANITA'S KITCHEN CABINETS
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Saturday, December 9, 2017

PAINTING & STENCILING ANITA & GERALD'S LIVING ROOM ARMOIRE TO DARK GRAY

PAINTING & STENCILING ANITA & GERALD'S LIVING ROOM ARMOIRE TO DARK GRAY

So, we move from Anita and Gerald's kitchen to their beautiful living room.
Their living room is a large area open to the kitchen.
The huge tv armoire had a natural finish on it.
Since Anita was changing her decor colors, she asked me to paint it a dark gray.
I just love Anita's home and the way she decorates!
After I painted the armoire dark gray, she said it needed something else.
Because she leaves it open most of the time, she wanted artwork on the drawers.
I showed her several stencils and she chose this one.
Such a good idea to add the artwork on the drawers.
 It made that dark gray corner of the room special.
This is the armoire "before".  Everything was already beautiful, but painting the armoire really, really changed the whole look of her living room.  The mantel in the background was painted the woodwork/trim color.  I painted on and rubbed off a dark gel stain and made that more noticeable, too.  I've loved working in Anita's home, again.
I do have a few more posts to share of painting I did while I was working there this time.
Thank you, Anita!
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LINKS TO:
PAINTING ANITA & GERALD'S KITCHEN CABINETS &
PAINTING METALLIC SILVER TECHNIQUE IN ANITA'S KITCHEN
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Friday, December 8, 2017

PAINTING ANITA & GERALD'S KITCHEN CABINETS WHITE & METALLIC SILVER KITCHEN ISLAND & DINETTE TABLE

PAINTING ANITA & GERALD'S KITCHEN CABINETS WHITE & METALLIC SILVER KITCHEN ISLAND & DINETTE TABLE

Anita and Gerald's beautiful new kitchen.
About 15 years ago, Anita asked me to paint her kitchen a french country style.
I crackled, distressed and amber glazed her kitchen cabinets.
I crackled and distressed red her kitchen island.
(Last picture...you won't believe the difference.)
A few weeks ago, she asked me to repaint everything.
She asked me to paint the kitchen cabinets a soft gray white and the island a metallic silver.
Love her chandeliers!
Kitchen chandelier.
Breakfast room chandelier.
Right now those red chairs are in my studio and I'm painting them black.
Will post them soon.
I love her new white kitchen.
"Before"
This is the finish I painted years ago.
Such a dramatic change with her newly painted white and silver kitchen.
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LINKS TO OTHER PAINT PROJECTS DURING KITCHEN CABINET PROJECT:
PAINTING METALLIC SILVER TECHNIQUE KITCHEN ISLAND & DINETTE TABLE &
PAINTING & STENCILING ANITA & GERALD'S LIVING ROOM ARMOIRE &
PAINTING STAINED DARK FRONT DOOR TO AN OFF WHITE
PAINTING RED BREAKFAST ROOM CHAIRS TO BLACK & METALLIC GOLD
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