Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Metallic Makeover for a Client's Entry

I created a few ombre pieces this year but this one has pushed me further.  This was a client request which means a whole lot less room for error! I really love the new modern look.  This cabinet already had great lines and I'm happy my clients will be able to use this in their new entry.  What a treat for their guests!



I replaced the original hardware with new glass etched knobs.



I love a good "before and after"!

~Dionne

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Peacock Cabinet in Teal and Turquoise

So, anyone up for a fun "before & after"?


I used four colors of paint on this piece! I have to blend, blend and blend some more.  The workout I get with my arms is an added bonus!


Do you like my wall installation?  Or, am I the only one that LOVES the organic look and texture of curly willow branches?  I see them as art. I even added a piece of driftwood to the wall.



I've been wanting to use the pulls now for 2 years.  I think they're perfect with the peacock feathers.


I hope you all enjoy your week!  I have 2 special orders I'll be working on!

~Dionne

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Teal Furniture Makeover!!

Look what I painted this week;-)
I'm in love with this color!  You WILL be seeing it again.




"BEFORE AND AFTER"
I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week!

~Dionne

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Some Recent Makeovers

 I've been very busy painting and haven't posted much.  So, here are a few of my latest furniture makeovers. 












Happy Sunday!!

~Dionne

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The "IRIS" Behind The Turquoise Iris

As my business continues to grow, I thought it might be fun to share these photos with you.  These two are the "Iris" behind my business name, The Turquoise Iris.  My grandmother is Julia Iris and my mother is Marilyn Iris.  This photo was taken over 18 years ago and I miss my grandmother so much.  Both of these ladies exude class, integrity and courage, all of which I've tried to build my business around. 
At my brother's wedding

being silly entertaining all the grand kids

I encourage you, in choosing a name for your own business, to use words that will remind you of where you came from and where you are going.

~Dionne


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Coral Crushing

Check out this old oak buffet I found last week!

I haven't distressed a piece of furniture in so long.  This felt really good! 





I found these large mercury glass knobs and knew they would be perfect with this coral color.


Honestly, you can't be anything but happy when you see this color.  
It's just so good!!

~~Dionne

Friday, January 16, 2015

Is "Ombre Ikat" a Good Description?

Trash to Treasure may be a better term to use.  Have a look at the before photo first...


Let's just say I walked passed this one week after week.  I wasn't feeling anything so I ignored it, until one day last week!  The sun was shining and I guess I felt brave and decided to take on this dresser.  It was so fun to do and I'm confident I'll remember it for years to come!








And just LOOK at that hardware!!!! Way too good to replace, right?

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend full of sunshine.  It's supposed to be 60 degrees here in Oklahoma!  Can I get a "woot?"

I'll be participating in Miss Mustard Seed's Friday Furniture Feature! If you need inspiration, go check it out.

~Dionne