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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Mid Century Modern Dresser, Color Blocked and Cool

MCM style dressers are super hard to come by these days! So, when I come across one, I jump at the chance to either paint or re-finish it. I chose to paint this one a gorgeous shade of blue and added the silver for a fun, mod, color block look. Oh my goodness...this one will be hard to let go of...I LOVE it! 




I don't have a particular style or furniture design that I love the most.  I tend to fall for pieces that are just pretty...I like pretty.  That's why my home is such an eclectic  mix of old and new, shiny and dull.  I just like pretty:)

 ***BEFORE PHOTO***

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! The sun has just shown it's cheery face, so I'm headed out!

***This piece is for sale HERE, on my Etsy shop, The Turquoise Iris.***

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Featured on MMS and a BIG Thanks to Jessica of Dear Emmeline

I just had to share, I am overjoyed and flattered beyond words.
Check out this feature of one of my pieces...
Thank you for sharing in my happiness and for the continued support!  I love my job;)
If you have a minute, please check out Jessica's blog of Dear Emmeline!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Celebrating Being Featured with Lindsey from Better After!!!

I get so giddy when this happens, I don't know why for sure??? Maybe it's that someone who makes a living scouring through images of "before & afters" has chosen to feature one of mine?  Yes, that's why...for sure.  This is so cool for me and I cannot tell you guys how much I appreciate this.  
Thank you, Lindsey!
Click HERE to have a look at her post!

Emerald Green Buffet / Dresser Distressed & a Shot of Cobalt & Feathers

I know I posted too many photos, but I couldn't help myself.  This piece has so many details that couldn't be left out. See what I mean?


 I've been dying to use my peacock chair to stage a piece...they are perfect together!

 In case you're wondering...I used 4 colors on this piece! 

 Love this image...
If you need this piece for your home, you can purchase it HERE, on my Etsy shop, The Turquoise Iris.

***Linking up to Miss Mustard Seed***

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Industrial Modern Outdoor Tables

So, this is not my usual post, but my husband has been awfully busy making new tables for our outdoor area off the sun room.  These are just too good not to share.  You may think these are too heavy and hard looking, but we are in Oklahoma and the wind blows fiercely 80% of the time.  Any lightweight furniture blows right off our deck and across our 5 acres of land.  We have already busted 6 chairs...which is why we bought these stackable ones.  These will hide out in the corner when we are not needing them.  Anyway, have a look! 

 Really wishing the grass was green in these photos...and the Chaste trees were blooming!


The first is the dining table which will easily accommodate 7 adults.  The next one is a side table, love the contrast of raw wood and shiny steel!



Thanks for letting me brag on my guy a little, I think he likes it;)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Turquoise Heavily Distressed Antique Dresser

I certainly understand that this look is not for all, but when I saw this piece, I knew immediately what I wanted to do with it. This antique chest is at least 100 years old and solid wood. My inspiration was to duplicate a piece of stone...real turquoise, not man-made. Turquoise is my personal favorite and it's perfectly flawed...like most of us. I hope you love my interpretation.



The glass knobs were a contribution from my mom...she's good, right?
 I am loving all the texture going on in the shot!
 Picture taken from upstairs.


This jewel is for sale here on my Etsy shop, 
The Turquoise Iris
Here is the before shot...the one on the right.

***Partying this week with Miss Mustard Seed***

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Mint Green Antique Dresser with Mirror

Here's my latest... Mean Green Mint Machine;)




This piece sold before I had a chance to make a post about it.

Take a look at the "before" piece!  Booooriiiing:)

Happy Saturday!  
Get out and get some sun!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Tiffany Blue & Teal Vintage French Provincial Triple Dresser / Buffet

I am constantly inspired by certain things of nature, colors, shops...especially Anthropologie..., and textures and patterns. Ask my mother, I look completely silly walking through Anthro, my eyes whisking back and forth and my fingers touching everything. I don't ever want to miss anything!! I never know what will be the source of my motivation, but I wanted this piece to look like something from their catalog used to stage their clothes or home accessories.  I am completely happy with how it tuned out!  Take a look!





I promise I will take a break with this peacock paper, I am almost out of it!!

***Partying with Miss Mustard Seed this week!***

Monday, April 8, 2013

Teal Vintage Dresser / Chest Accented with a Peacock

This never gets old! The hunting of furniture, searching for just the right color, painting, staging, photographing...all of it. I love what I do everyday...my job rocks!!




I've used this paper before, but this time I also distressed the paper...just enough to take the shine off.  I really love how it looks.  I'm calling it Boho Chic and Anthro inspired.
Here is what it looked like before:/

This petite dresser / chest is now listed for sale on my Etsy shop, The Turquoise Iris.

Thanks,
Dionne 

***Partying with Miss Mustard Seed
this week and every week!!***