Wednesday, October 20, 2010

client nursery work!

a few months ago, i did some furniture painting for a client with a baby on the way. last week, she contacted me to do 4 smallish canvases for one wall. here is everything! i love how the nursery turned out - great work, rianna!

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i painted the little side table, and rianna added new hardware. it has a new life! don't you love the quilt (it's from "the land of nod")? i also love the cute orange lamp in this photo!

here is the "before" shot of the nightstand :
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here is the whole room. rianna's mom made those great yellow-and-white striped curtains with fabric from ikea. my kind of project! i love them. they really add so much whimsy to the room!

here is the wardrobe before i painted it - it had a pretty drastic makeover. it used to be warm, knotty wood, and i brought in smooth, creamy white paint and gave it a light distressing (similar to the distressed pottery barn furniture). this also shows the room color "before", and the many choices of blue on the wall!

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dont you love the owl that sits on top? he is from "fruitfly pie", which is one of my favorite etsy shops! i also adore the kelly green birdcage.

here is that entire side of the room, and to the right, you can see the 4 square custom canvases i did for the nursery.
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i pulled in patterns from the sheets and bumper that go with the bedding set.
i like how rianna hung baby clothes above the bed!

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here are the paintings up close! i am also going to include a shot that i took at home, that shows the chocolate brown and white stripes on the sides of the canvas:
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here is the other side of the room:
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the "love" print is from madebygirl - a great blog (and she has an etsy shop with wonderful prints).

so, that concludes our tour! isn't it a sweet nursery?

15 comments:

  1. The canvases are great, love the difference on the armiore, wow. Aren't nursery's and kid's rooms the most fun to decorate?!
    Janell

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  2. Gorgeous nursery! nice work! the armoire and the paintings are great. and the rest of the furnishings and accessories are so cute! very inspiring.

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  3. So cute! I saw a little bit of that green and brown rocker you painted white. Where is that at now? I don't see it in the room. Also, I saw this site once where this woman took old newborn christening outfits and lacy white onesies and dresses and strung them through the arms on a curtain rod and used them for a half curtain. Soooo shabby chic and interesting!

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  4. since you had a post that had stripes in it [again ;)] i had to comment...you have totally made me appreciate stripes! i love how you use them so much in a lot of your designs from curtains to wall paint to furniture! i love your work and i love reading your blog :)

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  5. Thanks for the post Kristen, we are very happy with how the furniture and canvas paintings turned out! To answer Susan's question about the rocker, we moved it to my 2 year old daughter's room, and moved her green striped glider into the nursery. I figured the glider would be more comfortable for late night feedings :)

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  6. This is the perfect nursery! Not too baby-ish, not too grown up. Just right.

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  7. thanks guys! she did a great job with the nursery - i love it :)

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  8. The canvases, quilt, nightstand, curtains, color of paint... love it all! ♥

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  9. Hi. I totally love your blog. Do you recall where the orange lamp came from in this nursery?

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  10. thanks! i'm not positive that the homeowner got her's there, but i have definitely seen that lamp at marshalls!

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  11. Beautiful work! It's amazing what some paint and a vision can do!

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  12. Wow, great job! I especially love the armoire makeover. I just purchased a trunk that I want to re-purpose as a table for my son. I think the colors you used on the armoire would be perfect. Could you possibly tell what brand/color they are and a little bit more about the process.

    Thanks so much,
    Danielle

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  13. What is the paint color? I am doing my baby boy's nursery & am looking for a blue/grey tone.

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