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. }



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!


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.


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!!


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?


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,


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mid Century Tango with Tangerine Dresser

It's spicy, sweet, sour and salty all in one!!

I love this fresh happy color on the mid century dresser.  I used a sunshine yellow and combined it with a "mis-tint" coral shade I bought for $2.00 at Ace Hardware.  I saw a piece painted by Rhino Restoration, admired the color and did my best to mix something pretty close.  

I always have to mix it up a bit, can't help myself. This gray and white paper on the drawers really pops off the tangerine.

This wall covering is from Urban Outfitters.  They sell tons and they are inexpensive.

My pretty white "thrift store" giraffe is so cool.  She makes everything look better!

One more thing...Friends, 
If you are not already, please check me out on Instagram @theturquoiseiris 

Thanks and have a beautiful day!


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Designing a Room and Shopping From Home

I'm having so much fun gathering items to compliment my furniture pieces.  I realize I need to use a program for this, though.  Does anyone suggest a good program for making design / style boards?

1. Dresser by The Turquoise Iris 2. Art by Rita Ortloff on 3. Rug and Bedding by West Elm 4. Light Fixture by Serena & Lily 5. Pots by Melsva on

1. Campaign table by The Turquoise Iris 2. Rug by Serena and Lily 3. Art by Katie Mckinnon 4. Lamp and Wallpaper by Anthropologie 5. Tray by Libbie & Winston 6. Coasters by Brooklyn Thread

1. Bed by The Turquoise Iris 2. Bedding and Rug by Land of the Nod 3. Wallpaper and Curtains by Anthropologie 4. Art by Parima Creative Studio