Introductions

I know lots of you have already seen miss “Jackie” over on Design Sponge and maybe even in the etsy shop, but I would feel bad if I did not properly introduce her here. I feel like she deserves a little extra time in the limelight. winkity wink!
Stepping outside my comfort zone on this piece has conjured up all kinds of new ideas….so much so that I even dreamed about a circus inspired piece the other night, and am working on the artistic execution of that idea as we speak! I hope I’ll have that introduction for you next week…..we’ll see!
xo

Introductions

This piece is one that I just finished for a client in Charleston, SC. I was so pumped when miss “C” emailed me and asked about me doing a piece for her home. I started looking up the links in her email  and quickly found out that she is a super talented graphic designer that I hope to introduce to you all soon, and she has the cutest shop you ever did see! I loved her aesthetic and style and was excited that she had picked little old me to create for her. The absolute trust that she had in me was super humbling yet exciting…..as she has never seen this piece in person, but picked it from a photo of “up and comers” in the studio! We emailed back and forth to discuss a design plan for her space, and this is what we came up with.
I love, love the richness of this dark slate blue color so much, and I mixed it up a bit with a lighter blue top. I used my brand new paper to line the drawers, and finished it off with some octagon shaped wooden knobs.
SupercaliKnackalicious.
Me likey……do you likey?
P.S. stay tuned, because on Thursday I have created a very fun Design Sponge tutorial that includes a little Union Jack action! :)
xo

Introductions

Welcome to Monday ladies and gents! I hope you all had a great weekend! It was chilly and rainy here the whole weekend…..BUT….both of our munchkins ended up spending the night with friends and so the hubs and I had a 24 hour date/dinner/movie marathon! It was fantastic!
The word “goody” makes me think of my newest friend…..“Gussy”. This piece was a beautiful little french dresser, but alas she had seen better days. I picked her up from a local dealer who was cleaning out his warehouse, and couldn’t wait to get my hands on her! I wish the before pictures could capture how bad things really were, but oh well…..guess you have to trust me on this one!
I tried out a new paint on Gussy, and so far I am liking it, but want to try it several more ways before I give the verdict and full endorsement! I will be doing a full tutorial on my finds, and will be sure to let you know all of my tips and tricks. I can definitely see me adding it to my assortment of paints for those projects that require this specific look.
Gussy is painted in a very subtle and pretty shade of duck egg blue, and the knobs are yet another addition to my ever growing knob collection. I love the retro feel that they give this piece and yet they are neutral in color for versatility. Gussy is in the etsy shop if you would like to bring her home!
xo

Introductions

 I get abnormally excited about designing and painting furniture…..I know….but seriously you all…this piece knocked my socks off, and I could not wait to get started on it! This fantastic sideboard belongs to a super beautiful couple, Eric and Bekki. When they approached me about painting it for them I was a little nervous since mister “E” is an amazingly talented artist, and color genius! The hubs and I visited their house for open studios and I walked through every room that was just bursting with color, collected goodness, and texture…..and was in absolute awe of the “coolness” that surrounded me! The dining room is where this piece will live, and the walls are bright orange! I can’t wait to get a photograph of it in the room to show you…and a few more of this amazing old house with high ceilings and moldings galore….you all will get noodly and wobbly in the knees… Just a friendly warning.
Anyway, back to the matter at hand…..I had just gotten a brand new shipment of knobs in, and was super anxious to try these giant glass spheres out. I knew that they would go on this piece, but I just did not prepare myself for how much I would love them. I usually am not drawn to glass knobs in any color…especially clear, but when I laid eyes on these monstrous beauties, I knew there was nothing traditional about them! The overstated size and shape demand attention and a whole lot of respect! Whoa Nellie!
Other than the fact that this piece needed to be some shade of gray to blend with the new curtains being made, I had complete artistic liberty and went to town creating a plan that I thought would compliment the space.
What a ball I had….and I really was sad to see this giant leave the studio. It was so awesome to walk through the front door and see this first thing! Oh man…..what a love!
Have a great Monday peeps!
xo