Sunday, July 25, 2010

i'm back and other stuff.

hello! so sorry i forgot to mention that i was going out of town this past weekend. we had a really great family vacation, and i have been sooo very busy lately with work that i was basically working right up until the hour the plane took off wednesday night! anyway, i'm back now, with lots of projects to share this week...

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first up, is this fun old chest that i painted for sara to be used as her new coffee table. sara is so cute, and has such a great sense of style - her house is amazing (soon i'll get some photos as the chest actually being used as a coffee table so you guys can see her awesome taste!) i also love her because she told me that i could do whatever i wanted to this chest, as long as it was green ( gotta love a blank canvas...)

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and here it is after i painted it its first coat of green. it was so humid outside, that i actually had to dry it with a hair dryer to get it to dry! darn the georgia humidity!

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here it is after i did this scallop/trellis-y pattern on the top:Photobucket

the pattern kind of mimics a pattern that is in sara's rug, and i wanted to do SOME kind of pattern on it, rather than just a solid color...

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7 comments:

  1. Hey Kristen! I'm a fellow furniture painter..although my business only involves a small amount of decorative painting. I mostly just paint and restore furniture. Anyway, I'm in Alabama and found you a couple of weeks ago when we were both on Life in the Fun Lane. Just wanted to say I love your work! Who knows, you might inspire me to break out my decorative paint brushes more often. This chest is fabulous...maybe we can do a blog swap one day?? Anyway, so nice to meet you and would love to have you come link up to Style Feature Saturday--home decor and furniture only. Best from another southern gal, -shaunna :)

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  2. You are truly talented, I always get ideas from your projects! Wish I lived nearby, it would be fun to see your work in person! Janell

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  3. shaunna - thanks so much! i will check out your blog asap!! :)

    janell- thank you! i am so honored that you read my blog - i have loved your's for a while!

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  4. shaunna - thanks so much! i will check out your blog asap!! :)

    janell- thank you! i am so honored that you read my blog - i have loved your's for a while!

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  5. It looks great Kristen! I love the green and the distressing works really well on this piece.

    XO
    Lenore

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  6. My goodness, you are so talented. I love each piece/thing you post more than the last one, and I hope to own a piece of yours someday soon. (I'm a metro Atlanta girl too!) Destiny

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  7. LOVE this!! How did you achieve that perfect worn look? Did you free hand that scallop pattern? It looks really elegant. Great job!

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