Friday, October 30, 2009

Kelsi @ 1210 : Kid's Bathroom

Finally, Kelsi's home tour will begin!

Kelsi's son and daughter share a bathroom, so she wanted something that was gender neutral.

Her solution is this animal themed bathroom. I think it is so adorable! I love the mixture of all the different colors.
She ordered the towels and shower curtain from Pottery Barn Kids and I painted the art work...who doesn't love PBK?!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Kelsi's Home Tour...Almost

I know I have been promising for weeks to post pictures of Kelsi's house and Lisa's house. Well, tomorrow I will be taking my camera, my real camera - not my phone, to Kelsi's house for pictures.
Here is a peek at another piece I painted for her. This buffet was a Craig's list find. It is a great piece of furniture, just needed some paint:) Before...
and after!!!
I will be heading out of town to big Amarillo for the weekend and won't be back until the first of next week. So, don't give up on me...I will finally post pictures of both home tours next week:)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

You Pick the Color

I got this really cute buffet and I plan on painting it and then selling it in Scarlet Sashes Boutique. I want to heavily distress it to give it a "french cottage" feel.

I thought it would be fun to see if any of you had an opinion on what color I should paint it. Of course I always think black or cream or white, but I also LOVE fun colors. So, please give me your feed back.

Just leave me a comment with your color choice. I can't wait to see what you think....after all, I know most of you are experts:)

gray, blue, pale pink, yellow, black, cream, white.....decisions,decisions.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Reader Redo - YAY AMY!!..take two I hope everyone knows I am not a "computer person". I guess when I tried this post last time, some of you could not see the pictures of Amy's awesome table. So, with a little work, I think I may have solved the problem:)

So, once again, I want to give a big "YAY AMY" to my wonderful, creative friend.

I love many things about this table. I love that Amy picked a fun color and check out that stenciling! Knowing Amy, she is already planning another project:)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Reader Redo - YAY AMY!!

One of my blog readers (super creative, wonderful home decorator, one-time running buddy Amy) did her own DIY project! Didn't it turn out cute?! YAY Amy!!

Thank you for sharing, it really makes my day...even my know I helped inspire you.

BEFORE: sorry it cuts off some of the picture:(

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Blue Dresser

This is what we started out with. My client loved the detail on this dresser and wanted to add some personality with a great blue paint to match her bedding.

This is one of the "inspiration" pictures she sent. I love it when people are able to give me a picture of what they have in mind. From this picture, I could tell that she wanted a heavily distressed piece.
This is the finished product. I love it! My husband loved it so much, he wanted to keep it for ourselves:)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sofa Table Redo

Yesterday was a work day for me! I was busy working on a fun blue dresser for a client, an accent table for Scarlet Sashes, and a sofa table for Kelsi (my friend and biggest customer).

This was the sofa table Kelsi and I loved at Home Goods, but it was $300 or $400 (can't remember).This is the finished product Kelsi got for a fraction of the cost. She only paid ***$20*** for this sofa table and then had me paint it.

She wanted a wood top like the inspiration piece. The problem was that her table had a veneer inlay top. But after 1 coat of primer, 2 coats of paint, and 2 coats of stain I finally achieved a top that has a similar look.
This is how the table started out, but Kelsi has a great eye and knew it would work. I love a good bargain, don't you!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Happy Fall

When Eva's Mimi surprised us with some pumpkins, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I had seen an idea from Country Living where they painted polka-dots and stripes on pumpkins, so we did our own version.
It was fun to be outside for a couple of hours and paint with Eva - she did an awesome job with the gold paint.
Hope you all are enjoying this Fall weather.