Tuesday, December 30, 2008

furniture portfolio

i spend a lot of time "making over" furniture for clients, stores, and to sell. here's a sampling of some of my work! if you are interested in commissioning a piece, i am always open to ideas and commissions! email me at kristen.fountain@gmail.com

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these louis-style chairs were given a light distressed look to go with their new upholstery job
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this table, which my client purchased from craigslist, as-is, was painted in a black paint. we removed the paint, and i gave it a "Farmhouse Table" look...
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we were going for a lacquered look:
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wicker furniture:
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pedestal table - a wonderful contrast with the more modern chairs:
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vintage island before:
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and after:
kfd designs distressed black island

children's room:
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dresser:
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after:
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harlequin dresser before:
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after:
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silver leafed side table:
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picture frame before/after!
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i gave it more of a patina-ed copper look..

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after:
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before of a coffee table:
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after:
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"before" shot of some drab yardsale finds with great potential:

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before shot of a simple entertainment center:
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after - i painted it a green color, then did a '70's-esque floral design, hand-painted on the front.
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***new!*** (still available - email me at kristen.fountain@gmail.com for purchasing/info! shipping available within U.S.) dresser - would be perfect for baby's nursery (changing table, etc!), child's room, fun statement dresser for a bedroom, a TV console, etc!

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after!

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an old, dingy, black chair got a new look with the help of my brushes and some white paint:
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after:
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desk, before (a friend had inherited this from her family - i reworked it to update it, since it was scratched all over, and the surface was i n really bad shape!):
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after:
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client commission:
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from the sea coffee table:
(sold)
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dresser, commissioned by a client to replicate the look of jenna lyons' baby nursery dresser (was previously solid white with old hardware...client is purchasing new hardware, and i hope to have a photo of the finished product when that happens!):


pretty white lines drawn on top of charcoal colored paint! love the contrast and crispness:

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the dresser in the room (i also painted the stripes on the ceiling, here):

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after:
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seashore console:

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after:
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sweet side table:

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another sweet side table:

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tv stand (client commission that was previously simple wood, but we took it to a whole new anthropologie-worthy level by painting it this beautiful blue-green!):

the before and after:

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detail shots:

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here is the console that also was painted to match the tv stand!

before:

cowboy chic:

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after:

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pieces of a clients' "old" furniture that had seen better days, but i simply painted it black, did a little rub-off technique, and voila! it's got a new look:

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kids' table and chairs set. my client had inherited an old table and chairs set from family, and wanted it to match her daughter's new playroom. she gave me a pretty loose "alphabet" theme, and told me to stay with gender neutral colors, so i came up with this!

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since there were only two chairs, i did "a" and "z" on them:

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the tabletop! so fun...

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accent table (design hand-painted by me):

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another accent table:

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i painted the design on, and did heavy distressing and antiquing on top of it!

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desk makeover:

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hutch commission. client gave me a loose 'theme' with the bamboo, and asked me to find a piece that her family could use to put their shoes in when they walked in the door!:

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another side table commission:

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arrow table:

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i love this crazy pattern i painted on it!

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dresser:

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desk:

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another corner shelf that was a client commission...it used to be solid, unfinished wood, and i made it happy!

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desk chair, as inspired by a dwell studios pillow:

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dahlia console:

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fireplace commission:

before:

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after (i made it look like old wood!)

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29 comments:

  1. lurveeeee all ur before-aftersss!!

    ;) sweet!
    i wish i can be a pro furniture decorator like you

    ^^

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  2. Just curious as to what kind of paint you use for the furniture and what kind of finish? I am an Art Teacher at a school west of Atlanta...and I LOVE your blog!

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  3. thank you! :) i use semi gloss!

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  4. you are a truly gifted artist. thank you for sharing your work with the world. do you have a studio in your house? or do you use the garage? i've recently started thrifting and painting furniture pieces, but i have no place to store them until I can get to them. it's frustrating! just wondering what everyone else does with theirs.
    thanks again :)
    natalie

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  5. hey! it was a delight to see your creative work!!!!

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  6. I am redoing my boys room (ages 6 & 11)next week but on a TIGHT BUDGET. I LOVE the"Jenna Lyon's" style dresser you did. Is there anyway to find out where the client purchased the silver/nickel hardware for it? I have to paint 2 dressers, their bunkbed and the room. Any color pallet suggestions? They love blue, but I want to add a POP of color--maybe kelly green? Hum, I just don't know. If you have any ideas, I would LOVe to hear them. By the way...love your blog. THANKS!

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  7. silly6- thank you! the pulls are actually towel knobs from pottery barn!

    i think kelly green is a great idea, or maybe a chartreusy/lime green! or orange! or marigold yellow!

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  8. Seriously? WOW! I better hurry and find them. I just love it. My husband & I want to get their room done soon. It's just so hard to figure out with boys that age. I need it to last quite a while as we enter the "teen years" YIKES! But fun and youthful for the 6 year old. :) We just bought the IKEA Expidit bookshelf in brown/black for a more mature feel. I was going to paint their furniture navy blue, but a dark blue gray might be better? The walls might be a light tan color. Any other ideas? They love Star Wars and have the Satr Wars bed sheets from Pottery Barn and quilts that have navy, tan and a light army green strip in them from PB. It is so neutral I could throw almost any accent color. I just love what yuo have done and would love any color pallet suggestions you could throw my way. Have a great Sunday!!!!

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  9. Kristen these are AMAZING! so impressed...and jealous...☺

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  10. you are absolutely amazing! i wish you lived closer so i could hire you to make my apartment magical. :)

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  11. If I could pick a job it would be yours! Wonderful work!

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  12. every page of you blog that I look at just gets better and better. You are seriously amazing!

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  13. Fabulous tour of your before & afters. WOW!

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  14. Your work is so inspiring, you seriously have so much talent! I could look at your blog for hours!

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  15. I so wish you lived around here! would you mind sharing where the white rose pulls are from on the 'sweet side table' thank you!!! :)

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  16. Hi, I love the grey, white and yellow chest of drawers. could you please explain your paint technique. I have old pine drawers that are in desperate need of a new life. Thanks Lisa

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  17. Do you give tips, I am looking to do the lacquered look on a desk...

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  18. Looking good for white funishing furniture, verry elegant and cool final touch :)

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