Thursday, October 28, 2010

entertainment center makeover

yesterday, i finished hillary's entertainment center. you'll remember what it looked like before:

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and now, it's got a calm, but fun, 70's color pallette, with a pattern that i made up - inspired by vintage upholstery fabric. i thought it'd go nicely with her cute apartment, and all of the vintage items.

after:
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here's a detail shot of the doors:
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i outlined most of my flowers and leaves in black, because when i was researching the '70's prints, most of them were outlined in black, which makes it far more graphic and bold! i like that contrast with the heavily distressed olive green base.

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happy weekend, and happy halloweeeeeeeen.

17 comments:

  1. please come and do this in philadelphia to my armoire its in serious need of fun flowers and cool greens. What type of wood/finish was this piece. It looks similar to what my armoire is made of. Since I don't believe it's real wood I'm scared of painting.

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  2. paint it! i think it's some kind of compressed wood. it actually took the paint well. i used liquid deglosser (no VOC kind), then i sanded it well, then i used a flat enamel type of paint, rather than glossy, so that it would "catch" better (i dont know that it is a proven fact that it takes better to wood, but i think it does). don't be scared to paint ANYTHING! :)

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  3. Kristen it's SOOO pretty! I love your flowers and designs. You made it look like a pretty expensive piece of furniture :)

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  4. gorgeous! I just love the colors. you really transformed that piece!

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  5. I've been lurking on your site for a while, and this piece has gotten me to comment. I love it!! It's so original, yet classy. Great work!

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  6. KRISTEN! this is amazing!
    you never cease to amaze me!

    love ya!

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  7. This may be my favorite makeover yet! I love this one.

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  8. this is so not me but i must admit i love it its so fun!!!!!!

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  9. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWW. this is one of my favorite furniture makeovers!! totally lovin it! vintage AND graphic.. can't beat that combo.

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  10. oh my......I LOVE it!!! I want it!!! :)

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  11. Ok, I think this is my first post too! I love this. You did an amazing job!

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  12. That is simply gorgeous! I love the distressed look...I am painting a similar cabinet and this just inspired me! Love the flowers...you are talented!

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  13. ok, to say that i am absolutely in love with this piece would be a gross understatement. i am beyond thrilled to have this in my home - and i can't wait to show it off! thanks so much, kristen!!! you are truly, truly talented.

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  14. thanks, everyone! and all you first-time posters - thanks for commenting. it helps me to know that i'm not just writing into thin air :)

    and YAY hillary, i'm so glad you like. can't wait to do the coffee table next week!

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  15. I love the work you did on this piece. Alot of homeowners have a similar piece in their homes, and this is a great idea! I have been looking at your blog for a couple of months, and you are very talented. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. Dang girl, you are GOOD! I wish I had some artistic talent. I love seeing what you come up with.

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