Even the ugliest/outdated chandeliers can have a new life with just a little spray paint! Don’t throw out those faux brass chandeliers- just give them a new personality. There are some fun colors you can choose – not just white. Be bold and have fun!
So I had been bugging a client friend for a while now to paint her boring front door a color rather than just white. Surprisingly she called last week to say the painter was coming the next day and we needed to pick a color – quick! I pulled together some photos on my Pinterest Board “Doors”, and selected a wonderful high gloss navy blue – knowing she would love it because it wasn’t too “out there”. Well, she did like it, but the family had decided they wanted something really fun, and a little more colorful, so much to my surprise, we ended up with “coral” ! I have to say I was a little nervous at first, but it really turned out great and the entire family loves it.
Check out my pinterest page for more fun front door colors….Pinterest Board “Doors”
We just finished a really fun bedroom make-over for a rising high-school senior who was ready to get rid of the little girl pink and stained rug. The best part of this project was that it was a SURPRISE for her! While she was away at summer camp we transformed her bedroom from a mish-mash of little girl leftovers to a serene, sophisticated retreat for her to enjoy for her last year of high school.
The first thing we needed to do was figure out a color scheme. She had mentioned to her mom that if they ever repainted her room she wanted to go more neutral. We found the perfect duvet and used it as a jumping off point for the color scheme.
Then we selected Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray for the walls and a great new Mohawk carpet.
My favorite thing to do is go “shopping” in my clients’ homes to find pieces that we can re-purpose rather than buying everything new. I scored in her basement and “borrowed” a few other items from around the house! I found an old dresser, an out-dated painted mirror, a dirty and stained ottoman, a really dirty and stained foot-stool, two matching club chairs, and two nesting tables. They just needed to be updated a little.
Chairs and ottoman were re-upholstered and nesting tables got a fresh coat of high gloss paint.
The old dresser and mirror were painted in high-gloss white.
The nightstands and lamps are new.
We removed the awkward closet doors and replaced with custom linen curtain panels. My client’s daughter will hopefully enjoy being able to see all of her closet at once now!
We had a very large upholstered bulletin board custom built to fit in one of the dormer windows. It was strategically placed out of sight and will be a place for my client’s daughter to pin up all of her photos and souvenirs.
I hope she likes it! As always, I wish I were a better photographer and had styled the shots. These photos were taken before her mom even made the bed – oh well!