Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Vintage Triple Dresser in Black and Gold

Sometimes I forget "black" is really a color when I'm searching through swatches! My client asked for a black piece similar to one she had seen in Potterybarn for her media components and television. I turned this vintage Bassett dresser into something she can hopefully use for many years to come. The hardware is original...I just spiffed it up with some gold. I admit, she chose a perfect "color"!

I'm always sneaking in some peacock feathers whenever and however I can;)

~~~This little business of mine has introduced me to some really great people, great friends and great inspiration! Today alone, I've already met two wonderful ladies that share my same sense of creativity and appreciate color. Thank you to all that have already allowed me to share a piece of myself in your precious homes! I'm looking forward to many more new relationships. I am having the time of my life!!!~~~

Monday, July 15, 2013

Teal Distressed Antique Desk with Re-Finished Mahogany Top


My inspiration for this next piece comes from the colors of these doors I had pinned on Pinterest.  Blues, Greens and completely blended...reminds me of the ocean. I would love to travel and see all these doors up close and personal, but for now, I just tried to imitate the look with this desk.  It was so fun to do and I think it was important to re-finish the top and stain it. 

So, here it this extremely well constructed desk. It's a beast, I tell you...ready for 75 more years of livin;)

This is not a custom, so it's available to purchase on my Etsy shop, The Turquoise Iris.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Yellow Vintage Dresser

I have a whole lot of happy here in this piece I've painted.
Shades may be've been warned:)

It is very rare for me to paint hardware.  But, at the last minute, I had the idea to paint these white.  I'm so glad I did!  I really think the contrast is better than the original bronze color and the white against the yellow pulls a more mod feel...fresh and happy!

BAM!!  I'm full of surprises here friends;)
This paper added to the drawer sides will be like the giving tree every time you open one.

I have this piece list for sale on my Etsy shop, The Turquoise Iris.
Have a sunny and hot weekend!!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Teal Petite Dresser

Happy Sunday, Friends!

I finished a new piece yesterday and am dying to share it.  This petite dresser is solid wood and was just screaming for a reason to be around another 60 years. The original hardware alone makes it a very special piece. Have a look...

 See what I mean?  The bronze finish perfectly compliments the various shades of blue, adding depth through contrast.

Hope you enjoy this one and especially your Sunday afternoon! For more info on this piece, see my Etsy shop, The Turquoise Iris.
Linking up to Miss Mustard Seed .

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Vintage Desk / Vanity in Robin's Egg Blue

I purchased this desk because the shape and details are so beautiful.  My goal was just to highlight all the pretty features, so I opted to just refinish the top of this one...hopefully extending the life span to many more years.  And, the shades of blue are just plain pretty!

I hope you all have a wonderful Fourth of July!  Have fun and be safe:)
Linking up to Miss Mustard Seed.