Friday, September 26, 2014

Frog Tape Fan? Yes I Am!

What was once this...

....is now this!!!






Thank you, Frog Tape!  You have made makeover so much more fun;-)

Happy weekend to ALL!

~~Dionne~~


Monday, September 22, 2014

Emerald Green Corner Shelf

I have walked passed this type of corner shelf so many times but this one stopped me! I LOVE the details on this one. All it needed was a makeover, taking from granny's corner shelf to a modern gorgeous accent piece. 
"BEFORE"



I applied the paint in a glossy finish, added the amazing Anthropologie knob to the drawer and applied the green and white ikat paper to the backs. I used a spary adhesive first and topped the paper with a coat of polyacrylic to seal. I think the result is so very pretty.




I added just a touch of gold paint to the beaded trim.  Do you like?

Enjoy your evening!

Dionne

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Around the Shop

I've been working on a few things this week...


I took the staging to the great outdoors!  Anytime it's 85 degrees, I look to find ways to stay outside.


I found this amazing Franco Albini style bamboo rocker and foot stool!  It's for sale on my Etsy shop.


Get this Look!!
Rug and Table by West Elm
Pillow from Zgallerie
Art by Meleah Torney
Wood Bowl by JGFinewoodworking


My Abbie girl became my furniture model...I didn't ask her to lie there;-)


I'm sure you've all seen this type of shelf before, right?
Well, it will NOT look lie your granny's shelf once I finish my makeover on it!
Stay tuned...this is the before shot.


And, just a little goodness on your Wednesday!
White, mint and gold... { So Good. }

Enjoy,

Dionne

Monday, September 8, 2014

Get The Look

~~ Get the Look ~~

Art by Jenny Prinn
Sconce by Schoolhouse Electric
Bed from All Modern
Rug from West Elm
Bedding from Urban Outfitters
Dresser by The Turquoise Iris

The "Blues" get me every time! I love this group. 

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday!

~~Dionne

Friday, September 5, 2014

Mid Century Glam Dresser??

I understand the styles, "mid century" and "glam" are not supposed to mingle, but I can't think of a better description for this piece I finished yesterday.  Any ideas?


I custom mixed the paint color myself.  I was looking for a true retro blue tone.  I think I nailed it. 


I added the gold triangle shapes to mimic the original brass caps on the dresser. 



This piece is now available on my Etsy shop, The Turquoise Iris.

"Before"


I started a "Friday Feature Me" on my Instagram feed.  This is the piece I've selected to feature today.  It has been painted by, The Sophisticated Junk Pile.  Don't you just love the style and design. She nailed it on this one.  My goal with this idea is to feature fellow painters' that create a one of a kind look.  There are some extremely talented people in this business and I love to see all of their work.  So, if you are not already, please follow me on Instagram @theturquoiseiris and share your most favorite transformed piece of furniture. 


Blessings and have a happy happy weekend!!

Dionne

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Gray and Gold Nightstand

I found this nightstand at a thrift store last week.  This is the kind I usually pass on but it was just too unusual.  I love the medallion design and hardware.  It "had me at hello".



You know me...I always add the unexpected! Who loves the emerald green as much as me? 




DIY artwork up there!  This was easy and cheeeeeap.

I have been creating simple design boards for my painted pieces.  I'm having so much fun with this and I love connecting with other retailers.  Below are some of my recent favorites.  Let me know if you need more info on an item or accessory. 







Enjoy your day!  

By the way, it's September 2nd and the kids have been in school two weeks already!  How did that happen?

~~Dionne


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Vintage Dresser in White and Mint

How much good details can we throw in to one piece of furniture??
Check out the design on these drawers? Look at the gold chain hardware!
And, the white and green are so gorgeous together!

Oh, hello gold chain hardware!  Where have you been my whole life?



 I posted a photo on Instagram of some possible options for this piece.  I knew I wanted to do white on the drawer fronts.  It gives them such a classic look.  The base, however, needed to be a different color.  This look gives it an updated, more modern style.  Most of my followers chose a color called, "Fountain of Youth".  It was a gorgeous soft aqua but I wanted green.  I'm not sure why, but that's what I was feeling for this dresser.





I can see this piece in a variety of different rooms.  It has TONS of storage and is very well made.  It is listed on my Etsy shop, The Turquoise Iris.  Let me know what you think.  And, if you are not already following me on Instagram, please do so!  Come on!! @theturquoiseiris

Happy Wednesday,

Dionne