Tuesday, March 23, 2010

the hulk


it's done!


what used to look like this:

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now looks like this!

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i painted it kelly green (following my instincts, there) and hand-painted the black and white flower pattern in the drawer faces. the handles were also replaced with new black iron pulls.
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and my living room looks like this!

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(all in the name of a good old-fashioned photoshoot. now, if i only had a better camera :) one day!)

22 comments:

  1. Ok, at first the green worried me. But girl! That is one awesome piece! I adore it. Good work.

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  2. love it! (look at me commenting :). loved seeing y'all on saturday night. we need to do it again soon. you are talented missy!

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  3. thanks guys! yes, green was scary, but i followed my heart. haha. actually no colors scare me, but they usually scare most people ;)

    molly, thank you for commenting! haha! it was goooood to see you guys, too! hope to see you sooner again, rather than later! soccer boy weddings always bring us together :)

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  4. This might be my favorite of all your furniture redos. The black and white is flowering great.

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  5. you need to follow your heart with more pieces :) the results are amaaaazing.

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  6. thanks, friends :)

    sarah- it helps that i cleared out that wall in my living room entirely for the photoshoot huh?? hah

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  7. fabulous--also loving that throw on your couch!

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  8. Gorgeous! are you planning on keeping it?

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  9. well, it belongs to my dad and his wife, so they decided they want to keep it :)

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  10. The transformation is fab-u-lous! Many others seem to think so too because I was just making one of my many daily visits to http://www.designspongeonline.com/, and guess whose kelly green desk is one of the features on their "before & after: painted beauties"...none other than... Kristen of K.F.D. Designs! :)

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  11. Hi, came across this via Design*Sponge. Can you give any tips on working within the small groved part of this piece above the legs and beside the drawers. I have a large built-in that I'd like to refinish, but not sure where to start or how to work within the small grooved areas. Thanks!

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  12. Fantastic! So creative and unique.

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  13. Wow! I have never done anything in that shade of green and I am loving it!!!!!

    Stop by my painting blog and say hello sometime!

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  14. Hey! I'm a new follower - for I love chips and salsa too {and furniture} :-) Love that green.

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  15. BEAUTIFUL!

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  16. Visiting from Better After, it looks great!

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  17. I LOVE your desk, very, very much. I am definitely painting something green !!! great job !! saw u n Better After ...

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  18. I'm so diggin' this!! I love the colours you chose (green is my favourite) and the handpainting of the flowers is incredible! I'd love to give this a try, but it wouldn't be near as great as yours. Megan :)

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  19. Visiting from Better After. I love it!! And was wondering how you did the drawers with the black? If you dont mind sharing i would love to know. thanks.

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