Friday, December 13, 2013

Two Makeovers and Yes I know Beyonce Released a Secret Album!

Two quick before and afters to share with you today.  We never got a chance to discuss the transformation of the 6 faux bamboo and caning chairs currently on sale HERE.


Super snooze fest so I knew that this wasn't a "just paint it black or white" situation.  So enter my crazy brain which schemed up chartreuse...

Along with some David Hicks "La Fiorentina" fabric I think these chairs are now the perfect punchy design element.  

Think along the lines of:


The next before and after project has been in my own house, which is oft neglected in favor of client's houses or the shop.  

You know I had been dreaming of black trim for our house.  We have a lot of white walls, which I think is the key to doing black trim, and truth be told we have two dogs who shed A LOT and I was tired of seeing their hair all over the baseboards when I had just swept/vacuumed the day before.

So one night I decided to turn this:


to:


Can you see where I still left a rag and the top to the paint can in the hallway?  I have no patience.  

I chose a high-gloss true black for the trim.  Let me tell you, I'm LOVING it.  However, it took forever to do just this hallway.  Two coats, should have taped off.  Like I said, no patience so I just went in and started free-handing all this trim.  Also, I know you can't tell in this photo but I layered black over that green wall so that some of the green is still showing through and it's actually quite pretty.  That was a happy accident.

Do you have any weekend makeover projects?  What are you dying to try?

4 comments:

  1. Welcome back! I'm so glad to see you blogging again! I love following your recreations.

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  2. Wow, I wouldn't have the courage to paint the chairs but the results are truly stunning! One of my favorite features in my home are my black doors that I just painted a year ago along with the crown in the powder bathroom. Stop by and check it out! Your hall was instantly changed and looks hot!
    Sharon

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  3. Love the black trim. It looks great!!

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  4. I think the black trip looks beautiful!!

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