Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Decorative Painting Is Your Friend. (I swear.)

see? Decorative painting doesn't have to be ugly! Not that there's anything wrong with a good ol' fashioned Tuscan Plaster finish (we all love a trip to the Olive Garden, don't we?), but it can be very tasteful if you want it to be. 

I left my job of about a year with a "faux painting" company to start my own decorative painting business. My own vision. My own creative ideas. My own taste. 

Now, my tastes tend to be on a different side than most of my clients; heck, even with most of the general public. I mean, at a recent thrift store jaunt, I picked up a giant 20-pound mirror, the frame doused in 4 colors of faded glitter.  What was the mindset I could've possibly had to save what looked to be a grown-up Girl Scout project gone crazy, you ask? I just pictured it how I thought it probably went down: someone (I'm guessing during the '60's/70's) had this genius idea (give or take the acid trip they may have been on, but I digress..) to really, really plan out the beautification of this mirror. They planned out the fact that each bevel of the frame would be a different color of glitter, and the middle section would even have a PATTERN of glitter. They executed it perfectly, and somehow it ended up in a thrift store 40 years later, me being the lucky owner. My husband disagrees. Anyway, I said all that to say that I could appreciate that someone had a vision, and a plan, and created it and did it! Now, I picture that mirror to hang above a really cool Anthropologie-esque-chest that I will paint, in the entryway of a house I will eventually live in. It'll look old-World-y and treasure-like hanging there. 

I want to be able to show people my ideas for furniture, walls, cabinetry and canvases. Jewelry boxes, frames, and built-in cabinetry. Stay tuned for pictures and posts of my latest wall adventures. Shoot, maybe I'll even try painting a mirror. 


  1. Love it darling! I'm so excited!

  2. Kristen, every time I see something you have painted and created, I am in awe. God has gifted you with a beautiful talent! I know you will be very successful in your new endeavor.