Thursday, March 31, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Please excuse the not great pictures. They were sort of a quick afterthought this time.
She expressed an affinity for distressed black furniture and wanted everything in her bedroom to match, so that's what I did. Black with a lot of distressing, a khaki glaze, and poly for shine and protection.
A thumbnail of the bed before. She had actually painted it herself in a flat black finish and was unhappy with the outcome.
So I redid it.
Working on pieces that belong to someone else is both highly fun and highly stressful. After spending so much time and energy on something I'm always afraid that it won't be what the client is expecting, or that some part of it won't meet their expectations. I love doing this, but I often doubt myself. I want so much for clients to be happy with my work. So thank you so much, Vanessa, for being so awesome to work with! I'm beyond thrilled that you and your husband were excited with the end result.
Now on to part two, after which I hope you will be equally happy:)
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
And you know its hard for me to resist some distressing.
What I really loved about this when I first saw it was the genius of two pieces, which makes it so versatile. Stacked up, with six wide shallow drawers, it is beautiful in a entry. Although, as previously posted, I actually have an entry I'm liking right now. Total perfection in an office or craft room. I wish. I can just see papers and supplies neatly stored in all those drawers. I wish some more. It would even work as a small buffet in a tight dining area. The drawers would be perfect for extra silverware and table linens. And the piece I am currently using as a buffet has no storage. Hmmm.
But. Amazing as a tall nightstand. I feel like it gives my room a little edge. And yes. I totally read the leather bound copy of Shakespeare's works at night and not ever the mad stack of magazines in the basket in the corner.
And then, as I was taking these pictures I was watching Nate Berkus and a guest mentioned pushing two chests back to back to form a coffee table. Crap. That might work too.
Uh, yeah. Do you even know for how long I have been searching for the perfect coffee table for this room? This works! Totally lightens up the big brown kid-proof furniture. It was the one configuration I wasn't thinking about when I painted, so the stripes don't match up, but ha! I don't even care! I like it, Mikey!
And also yes, just as in the bedroom pic, we always have a picture of lemonade and delicious cookies displayed in the family room. All the time, as a matter of fact.
So, now you see why I have to keep Mr. Chevron Chest. He may never live in the same spot for more than a week. He's just too cool. That's why.
Also, see these books ^ ? They're in French. I took french in 8th and 9th grades. I'm pretty fluent. I read these at night too. Ok, really I found them at the DI (I guess you are forgiven for now) and they are going to be part of something fun coming soon.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Ok. Maybe a little low, but still, it could be cool. I could see the potential. Then I saw this:
What the? I think I actually laughed out loud. What a CROCK.
That's all I have to say about that.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Ahh. A little brighter. Which I feel is more true to life.
One of my weirdly favorite things in the whole house: the "G" knob. Its so pretty.
The globe's a little of center. But then so am I.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!