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

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tribal and Denim Dresser



What little boy wouldn't LOVE to have this dresser in his room / playroom? I found this tribal paper and think it looks perfect on piece.





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

I'll be sharing a few more painted pieces in the next week or so! 

~~Dionne 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Tiffany Blue TV Concole / Office Credenza

Hey Hey!! I've finished this beast and she's listed on Etsy and ready to find a home. Check it out!!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/216941674/turquoise-tv-console-credenza-with




I painted this piece in a Tiffany blue and highlighted the details with teal. There is also a shelf for the center area. (not pictured) Inside the doors are large filing drawers and one shelf. This piece is vintage 1980's, solid wood and in excellent condition.



Oh my UGLY goodness!!  Here is the "before" photo!


Stay warm, my friends!!

Dionne

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Copper Crushing on this Table

Copper is coming back in a HUGE way!  So, I started with it on this table.  The entire top is a metallic copper and fades in an ombre finish.   Next, is bronze. Then, gold and champagne. I had a copper patina look in mind when I chose these turquoise knobs.  I lined the drawers with some peacock paper. 




The amazing Santa painting was painted by my brother in law.  He sells them in all colors. 


"BEFORE"



I'm taking a break from painting over the holidays so I hope you all have a very merry holiday season!!

~Dionne

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ombre in Shades of Blue

I've never attempted an ombre finish before and this week I did two!  I had so much fun mixing 8 different colors to get these 5 I used here on this antique dresser.  I added the blue mercury glass knobs and I think they look like little jewels. Overall, this was one of my most fun pieces to ever paint. Hope you enjoy the "before and after".


My brother in law painted the large Santa painting for me last year.  Isn't it gorgeous?





Here is the dresser before I painted it...


I'll be linking this dresser makeover up to Miss Mustard's Friday Furniture Feature. Click the link and take a look at all the amazing makeovers!!

Happy Friday!

~Dionne