Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Orange Focal Wall

While on my little trip to Vegas...I stayed with my younger sister.  I've been helping her paint and tackle some DIY for her new place.  And one of which, was a focal wall in her dining area.  One thing I love is when I can find someone who isn't afraid of using color, not only on their furniture, but walls as well.  She chose orange, whice is definitely a step 'outside the box'.  (YES!)

But when I mentioned doing a stencil on one of her walls, it took a bit of coaxing.  But, she finally gave in.   She chose to use the large link design from Royal Design Studio.  And did I happen to mention they are awesome on shipping, it usually takes no more than a day or so to receive your order.  Which is great if you want to make this a weekend project.

So after a few hours of painting and

probably a little more talking than we should have,

we ended up with this...

It really makes a statement in her home, seeing that it is the first thing you see walking in.  

On a side note...I'm excited with all of my projects I've been completing.  Since taking on the new venture of refinishing furniture and selling, it's been slow.  But, what with trying to be a single mother and trying to fit in time for my children all while starting a small business, I'm learning to juggle it all pretty well.  It's been tricky trying to find the time for it all...but somehow it's working itself out.  I'm hoping I can keep up and not get too overwhelmed.  

One day at a time, right?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Blue Dresser & Headboard

I finished a couple more pieces for a client this past week.  One, you saw here.  It was a beautiful green cabinet...that turned out to be my favorite piece, so far.  The other two, was a head board and small dresser.  Both pieces are for her son, who as of right now has a Star Wars theme.  But to keep it neutral and workable for future years, while he grows, she wanted a simple blue, lightly distressed with a darker blue beneath.

To give the dresser a little something extra, I painted the knobs white and used a very trendy chevron pattern.  Which again, are very easy to change out.  

The headboard, is really basic, with the same paint technique again.

While finishing both of these projects, I kept thinking how much faster I could finish, if I had paint sprayer.  Yes, I painted these by hand...which might be fine for smaller projects...but seriously, what am I thinking??!  I need me a paint sprayer.  *Sigh*  I mean...I think I'm wasting so much precious time...right?