Traditional Arm Chair with a Fun Blue Twist!

This chair was commissioned by a talented artist who is setting up a studio for herself and wanted a statement chair to put in there.  She loves this style of chair but wanted it to be fun and colorful.

It needed a good sanding to smooth out a previous bad paint job then painted  in Greek Blue and hand waxed.  All the details really show up with this color.  The fabric she chose really gives it a contemporary twist. I managed to only use one yard to do the back, front and seat.

Painting with this color was fun!!

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I had already started to repair it before I remembered to take this!

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Indigo Blue Chest of Drawers and Nightstand

I am loving this Indigo Blue color my recent client picked!  It is so popular right now at Pottery Barn.

She had these pieces in her childhood bedroom and plans to use them in her guestroom now. Made of a textured mahogany veneer, they needed quite a bit of repair.  There was some trim missing on the bottom of the chest and the veneer needed to be glued down in some areas.  I had to hunt down the missing hardware and that was a challenge!  

Both pieces were sanded, primed, painted and top coated.  I used a dark copper wax application to the hardware to introduce something a little different than old brass.  

This project was challenging but so rewarding!

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Vintage Dressing Table and Mirror Loved Again!

One of my clients is in love with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint finishes.  She was determined to find something for me to paint with Duck Egg Blue. This sweet dressing table and mirror was in her garage gathering dust.  Her daughter had used it as a teenager and now has a daughter of her own.  This was the perfect piece for this color and pass it on to another member of the family!

I changed the color of the hardware and trimmed the drawer designs with a touch of silver wax to accent the detail.

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This is the picture they sent me with the happy little girl in her bedroom! So Sweet.  

Black and Distressed Chest in a Ballard Design Style

This 3 drawer chest was beautiful in its original state but my client is redecorating and wanted a new look.  She sent me a sample of a similar piece at Ballard Designs.  It was black with subtle distressing.  

After sanding and priming, it was painted basic black and distressed, followed by two coats of polyurethane topcoat.  I achieved exactly what she had in mind.  Nothing makes me happier than a happy client!!

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A Painted Cedar Chest

This Lane cedar chest (about 40 years old ) had been painted before but the color and finish was too strong for the calm bedroom it was moved to.

I painted it a soft blue/grey and re-upholstered it to fit the surroundings.  There is a lot of detail in this piece but it wasn't necessary to accent the carving.  Lighting in the room takes care of that.  I always paint the back of a piece like this in case it will be used as a coffee table in the future.

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