Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Charcoal Gray Vintage Cabinet with Tribal Accent Paper

This mid century cabinet turned out better than I expected!! I've stared at it for weeks in the store and finally it hit me... gray paint, black and white tribal paper and these great orange crab pulls! I can see this in a bathroom, an office, a playroom, or really just anywhere. It's a statement piece without being too obtrusive.







I added the two orange crab knobs for a more juvenile look but the buyer will be able to choose the original brass ones if they prefer.  



Enjoy your week, my friends!

~Dionne

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Antique Teal Sideboard Staged Outside

     It's 81 degrees here in Oklahoma today! Woo hoo!  This temp is unheard of for this time of the year.  I decided to take full advantage of it though while also showing off this gorgeous fence my husband is building. Staging outside is so much different than inside and since I'm not a professional photographer, please don't judge;-) I think the photos turned out okay, I just wanted to make sure there was plenty of light on the buffet so the texture would be the star of this piece.





Seriously, that mirror may actually be the star of this buffet.


The fab hardware is from Anthropologie, of course.


I refinished the oak top instead of painting it this time.  I LOVE the variations in the grain, don't you?

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

I'm off to enjoy the rest of this day!!

~Dionne 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Me with This Amazing Piece of Furniture



 I haven't painted a piece like this in awhile. My creative side LOVES to paint this style, though. I realize the look now is more of a clean look without much variation but I think this look is timeless. Paint has always become chipped, worn and aged.











I took so many photos of this piece.  I chose my favorites - hope you enjoy!

~Dionne

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Before & After Buffet with Tribal Accents

This was one of those shopping / searching weeks I wish would come every week! I found the styles of furniture I was looking for and starting planning makeovers even before I left the store. 


These knobs are fabulous, right?!?!??! Anthropologie is the real M.V.P.!!


I found this tribal paper on Spoonflower and the hardware from Anthropologie. I custom mixed the paint color to pick up the clean fresh green shade from the arrows. I may have jumped up and down ( you'll never know ) when I found those feather knobs!






This piece is available on my ETSY SHOP as of today! I hope you all have a fun summer weekend!

~Dionne

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Vintage + French + Navy + Dresser

Isn't this the most beautiful shade of blue?!?!
This color was a "mis-tint" I found at the paint store.  Someone totally missed out, right?



The original hardware was almost black.  I thought the white would look more modern and clean so I painted the pulls ( which I rarely do ).



BEFORE & AFTER
Hope you all have a wonderful day!

~Dionne


Friday, July 17, 2015

Gray & White Hutch with Aviary Paper

I agree, this hutch was beautiful before I painted it. I waited almost 4 months to purchase it from the thrift shop...4 MONTHS!!! Nobody wanted it as is so I'm hoping now someone will want to have it in their home. 




These knobs are from Anthropologie, paper from Spoonflower.



 

This was such a fun piece to work on.  I love all the details...I just tried to highlight all of it.

Happy Friday, Friends!

~Dionne

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

White & Chrome Midcentury Dresser Makeover

 A customer brought me this piece to paint last week.  She and her husband are planning to use it as a TV console in their new home.  After meeting her ( she wears vintage turquoise cat glasses ) and visiting with her about her style and design sense, I'd LOVE to see her home!!



Bright White + Chrome Legs and Design + Tribal Drawer Liners



Here's some more work with the help from Frog Tape!  BAM!!!



I hope you all enjoy "before & after" shots as much as I do!!

Enjoy your Wednesday!

Dionne