Tuesday, December 30, 2008

decorative painting portfolio

highlighted here is work i've done in clients' homes. please scroll down for cabinetry finishes, children's rooms and nurseries and decorative painting/murals.

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children's rooms:

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i made a hand-cut, hand-made stencil that i designed to decorate the walls of this baby girl's room.
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made a trellis stencil for this elegant nursery:
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Also did this elephants watercolor featured on the shelves:
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Distressed the classic Jenny Lind cribs:
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Painted these lanterns that served as mobiles:
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Here is a custom stencil I made, in an argyle pattern for a cute little boy's room:
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i painted the dresser and the white and yellow stripes on the ceiling in this chic nursery:

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and, painted this dresser at commission:
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Chinoiserie Nursery Mural:
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little girls' playroom, painted with hand-made custom stencil that I created:
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stripes on an accent wall in a baby girl's nursery:
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and butterflies:
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moroccan stencil in blue:
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stripes for a little boy's room:
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trellis accent wall:
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modern stencil, made by me, specifically for this baby nursery:
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on an accent wall:
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little girls' bathroom - pink/chocolate/off white harlequin pattern for a princess themed bedroom:
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Cow fencepost artwork that I built and painted for a little boy's bedroom:
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blue on blue moroccan stencil:

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a tree, painted in soft blues:
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clouded ceiling mural:
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tree mural for a gender-neutral nursery that is going to be the room for boy/girl twins!
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tree mural (inspired by cole & son wallpaper!) for a teen bedroom:
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jungle themed nursery mural:
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Chinese lanterns nursery:
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Painted horse for a little boy's room:

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A more graphic, subtle approach to a Star Wars mural:
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custom, hand-painted cowboy canvases for a baby boy's room:
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tree mural for a nursery:
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bird, "perched" on top of the doorframe:

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this is a nursery makeover that i did (all in one day!) on a budget:
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the stripes really pack the punch for the whole room! we wanted a really graphic, and colorful space, that was modern and not too babyish.



i also made the elephant and giraffe silhouette paintings above the crib:
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i painted the little rocker bright orange to give some "pop" to the room...i think it accomplished its task :)
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airplane-themed nursery:
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custom canvas i made for this nursery:
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canvases painted for a client's nursery:
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decorative pattern painted on walls:
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blue-on-blue tree silhouette in a little girl's room:
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through the pretty chandelier:
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canvases painted for a little boy's room:
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canvases painted for a baby nursery:
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in this case, my client had already painted the tree, but didn't like the way that it turned out. i simply went in and edited it and voila! what a cute tree for baby:

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i also painted this decorative side table on the other side of the room. isn't this nursery precious?

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baby bondi's nursery (still in the works!):

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sweet shabby chic nursery:

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princess bedroom!
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tree in a preteen's bedroom:

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university of georgia themed bedroom:

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white tree silhouette painting:

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a chair went under this painting after i did it!

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sweet monogram for a baby girl:

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matches the bedding perfectly:

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dresser painted with custom knobs:
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(baby charlotte models!)

pretty monogram with a frame:

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airplane-themed bedroom for baby chase!

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parachuter!

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sweet bird!

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cute flying birds in a little girl's playroom!

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i love hiding ladybugs :)

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sleepy owls:

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tree with a chalkboard hanging from it! (i actually painted it with chalkboard paint so that she can use it when she is older):

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giraffe!

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winnie the pooh's garden (or rabbit's, to be exact!)

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horse bedroom:

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more hidden lady bugs:

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painting of a 'vintage style' robot for a baby nursery:



i used a heavy antiquing glaze to give it the look of being very old, but the colors and robot matched the rest of the baby's nursery:

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"a is for alligator" painting on canvas that i did for baby graham's nursery:

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vintage window, painted with colors and owl at the request of baby amelia's mom. the window now hangs above her crib as artwork!:

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cabinetry finishes (bathrooms and kitchens):


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a bar, painted a chic grey, then distressed:
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a bar/china cabinet makeover:
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detail shot:
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antique buffet makeover:
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this kitchen was covered in dated white (water damaged!) MDF cabinetry. i did a faux painting technique to bring it back to the 21st century (hah!) by giving it a look that replicates cherry wood for far less money than replacing an entire kitchen's worth of cabinets!

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the other side of the kitchen:
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before: white MDF cabinetry. i painted it to look like espresso-stained wood:
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taken from wood to "country-beachhouse" look, with a pretty matte gray color, accentuated with a light gray glaze in the bevels:

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table and chairs set before:
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and, after:
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kitchen table/chairs makeover:
boring and worn brown wood:
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painted the bottoms a distressed black, and gave the top a new sheen. it's like new furniture!

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this kitchen was beautiful, but it was lacking the personality that my client wanted it to have! by painting the outer cabinetry a pretty sage green color with lots of distressing and aging, and painting the island a black distressed finish, we gave it a country farmhouse feel.

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don't you love this vintage-looking crystal hardware she chose?

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the black island!

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this butler's pantry went from boring wood, to a sweet, yellow antique finish!

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a beautiful fireplace, antiqued with black paint:

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a bar, antiqued with sage green:

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a kitchen island, painted with a distressed olive tone:

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kitchen cabinetry, antiqued with a cream and brown glaze:

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this bathroom cabinetry was old, white MDF, and my client wanted something more "italian" styled, to match the rest of the newly-renovated bathroom:

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this client wanted their bathroom sink cabinetry to match this pretty medicine cabinet she had bought previously:

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sooo, i used a faux painting technique to match the old cabinetry to match her stand:
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this built in cabinetry was all white, but i came up with a plan to make the chic city condo a bit more stylish by adding a chocolate brown backing, then a solid chocolate line to the bevels in the doors - much more stylish!

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before kitchen:

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after kitchen:

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i painted this built-in and the fireplace mantle a creamy off-white, then heavily distressed it with glaze and antique lines. then, i topped it all off with a nice decorative design that i hand-painted in the center of the mantle!

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decorative painting/murals:

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Painting touchups on the custom backdrop that I did (I also created/cut the stencil I used) for Showtime's "The Borgias Unveiled" event in Atlanta:
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And the final result:
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i also painted the showercurtain to match!

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i did a fun '60's-looking pattern on this wall, to resemble the look of wallpaper!

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restaurant interior:
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brick walls painted to look like old signs...distressed as well...

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painted bar - turquoise and brown:
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cherry tree mural:

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in the works

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in this room, i used a flat enamel to basecoat the walls, and a high-gloss of the same soft grey to do the gourd pattern on the wall. the overall effect results in a wall-paper like look.

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faux brick:

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the bridges home theater mural: (my apologies for the bad photo here!)

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the snack bar: i painted the words to look like a neon sign!

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yummy sundae :)

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harlequin pattern on a watercloset wall:

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simple glazework inside a dining room, and faux stone-brick painted on the arched doorway for an "italian" style room:

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this powder room was painted an olive green, then i did a dark brown glaze on top of it. to finish it all off, i did a bronze/black swirl decorative pattern on the tops of the walls.

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decorative swirls in a kitchen to mimic the ironwork in the chandelier:

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i painted a white silhouette of a horse on a chic, downtown loft. such a cool idea!

decorative pattern hand-painted onto a wall to resemble the look of wallpaper:

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before: this floral fireplace was not fitting in well with the university of georgia-themed office at my client's home:

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after!

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i painted a bulldog, the famous 'arches', the "G" and a UGA helmet to complement the rest of the room!

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funky tree:

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stripes in a bathroom:

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"italian garden view" mural:

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miscellaneous:



I painted this chandelier in distressed silver tones, to match the room better (the silver areas were previously gold!):
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A custom painting I did for a client:

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i painted these walls with chalkboard paint, then drew on them for my client:
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here is a bicycle and hostess stand i painted at a restaraunt:
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here is an example of painting switchplates to blend in with the backsplash - i can mimic any tile, stone, glass, etc., finish that you have:

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restroom doors at a restaurant:
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Geometric hand-painted canvases created for a designer I work with, that will be in an office:
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Custom Rube Goldberg Machine Mural:
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if you have questions about having decorative painting done in your home, please email me at kristen.fountain@gmail.com. i am open to most projects and commissions, so please don't hesitate to email me!