Thursday, April 24, 2014

Red and Turquoise Antique Hutch

There are several things about this piece that I love.  First, the two colors together are simply complimentary.  A tomato red works off any intensity of turquoise.  This is why we always see coral red and turquoise jewelry.  They are stunning together!!
 



Secondly, I am loving the detail on this piece.  It's not over done, just the right amount of design which I decided at the last minute to highlight with gold.



 
And lastly, the size of this piece is perfect.  It's not so large that 2 people can easily move it around and it will fit into just about any space.  I can see it just about any room of the house... office, entry, hallway, bath, dining / kitchen or even a nursery.


This piece is available for sale on my Etsy shop, The Turquoise Iris!
I hope you all have a fun sunny day!!

~~Dionne

...will be linking up to Miss Mustard Seed's Friday Furniture Feature!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Teal and Gold Vanity

This is a vanity I painted for my sweet neighbor, Charis.  Her parents asked me to paint it for her 8th birthday. I love how it turned out...hope she does too!!
 

 



Happy Monday!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Navy Blue, Gold & White Vintage Dresser

BOOM-SHAK-A-LAKA!!!
 
I really don't want to give this back.  It would be so very perfect in our bedroom. It matches the ikat bedding so well.  This makeover may have moved right on up to my top 5!
 




 
 
There is also a night stand and mirror I've painted to match.  My clients are picking them up today.  This guest bedroom of theirs will be stunning when paired with their white velvet curtains and white bedding. Don't you think?

Happy Tuesday, Friends!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Blue Ikat with White and Gold

Give me ikat, give me blue and white, and give me gold? You have me forever! I love this designer combination. This finished piece reminds me of a coastal beach house right out of Serena & Lily catalog.



I've painted the base a creamy white and highlighted the feet by adding a shimmering gold. Hardware has been painted the same gold. I added the designer ikat paper to the drawer fronts for a unique one of a kind look! 




This piece is looking for a home!  You can check it out HERE. I hope some sunshine finds it way to you today! Happy weekend:-)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Modern and Feminine Dresser

Like cotton candy and gum drops, this dresser is surely to sweeten your taste buds! I've been craving pink and when a friend contacted me about this piece being for sale, I immediately snagged it.  I love the curve of the drawers and the all together modern design of this vintage dresser.  


  I highlighted all drawers with a light turquoise, replaced 4 of the bottom knobs with these modern glass ones from Anthropololgie and lined the drawers with fresh new pink polka dot paper. 



Some of you may pucker your lips with more of a sour taste in your mouth, but that's okay.  Sweetness is sometimes hard. Enjoy your Tuesday!

~~Dionne

Monday, March 17, 2014

New in the Shop

I admit, I've been lazy lately.  Posting to my blog has been pushed aside.  After I paint, stage and photograph a piece I list it on Facebook, Instagram, Etsy and Craigslist.  After all that, posting on the blog sometimes doesn't make it.  But, I am back on board and I'm planning on sharing more in depth postings including more behind the scene shots and instructions (as asked from by so many) So please be patient with me.  

Here are some latest projects.  Hope you enjoy!









If you don't already follow me on Facebook and / or Instagram @theturquoiseiris, head over there and like me or love me but please don't laugh at me;-)

Happy Monday evening, Friends!


Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Side-Kick to the Fabulous Green Bed

Hey guys! Here is the side kick to the green poster bed I painted last week.  This piece already belonged to my 3 year old client.  I gave it a fresh new look by adding new creme paint, green ceramic knobs and a few hand painted polka dots.  Pick up is scheduled for today! 


Happy Saturday!!