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It can be painted… June 7, 2009

It can be painted…

With everyone talking “Green” and the current state of our economy, we need to rethink the way we decorate. When redecorating or updating a room, we don’t need to use our entire budget buying all new items.

Instead of buying new, RE-New.  It can be painted!

Here are a few great re-new make overs:

Once upon a time there was a client that didn’t like her fireplace mantle.
Can you blame her? Her earthy import style decor DID NOT go with this Victorian inspired fireplace mantle.  She was having the mantle inset tiled with Slate.
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I removed the excess decoration, added a little texture, painted, glazed and… voila,  new mantle!
This was not only a more affordable solution, but time saving and stress saving as well.  They would have had to have the mantle removed and undergone lengthy construction otherwise.  My clients were very happy, I was glad I could help, and they lived happily ever after.

Another great project was this dark stained armoire from the 1960’s.   It was my clients when she was a young girl.
After priming and painting,  I then glazed it to give it an aged patina. A final layer of decorative painting gives the finished touch.
The left side shows the “before” side with out the decorative painting.  What a difference a little paint can make!
And a dresser painted to match…
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This  light Oak cabinet was too contemporary to fit into to the “new” vintage bathroom design and color scheme.
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White paint, gray glaze, a touch of distress for age, new hardware… and  it’s whole “new” cabinet.

Next on the list… removing an old (too new looking) cabinet and replacing it with a new (old looking) cabinet.  Here’s the “before”

I’ll be removing the small cabinet in the center (Knowing I was removing it, I had tested out the black paint on it to see how I’d like it in the room.  The upper cabinets will be painted black when the carpentry is finished).  I’ll post the “after”  soon.

 

Ok, it worked. I’m inspired. April 25, 2008

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Glam walls.  I need to make a sample board right now.  I’m sure this is wallpaper, and I love it, but wouldn’t it be 10 times better painted (said the painter)?!!

Hey, … couldn’t this be done with a hollow core door??!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow, I can hardly finish typing, I need to go paint.

 

Decor dog… (mental note: must match your decor to your dog, looks so cool).

 

All of these photos and their sources can be found at this great blog “desire to inspire” http://desiretoinspire.blogspot.com/

I will be checking back in with them!!  I have to go and paint…