Wednesday, February 23, 2011

distressed island.

a few days ago, i painted this island. it was a family heirloom, but my client had to have risers put on it to make it usable, and they didn't match or line up with the current wood. i also painted these for the same client...it's always so smart to work with furniture you already have, or heirlooms that you treasure, but aren't working with your current decor.

before:
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see the little extra wood at the bottom? no bueno.

and, after!
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muuuuch better. it looks like a new piece of furniture, huh?

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she got the cute knob at anthropologie.

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7 comments:

  1. I would never think to add wood...this is so nice and I am sure the family will love this for years to come.

    xx-Kristyn

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  2. Looks fab!! You can do anything!!!

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  3. Hi Kristen! Love your work! I featured you as a go-to site for revamping furniture on my blog today. check it out

    angelas-eyes.blogspot.com

    Angela

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  4. absolutely gorgeous! love the natural wood top. (on my way now to get that knob at anthropologie.)

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  5. This is amazing!! I love this and want to paint something like it now!

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  6. Wow. What a difference! Looks sooo much better!! :)

    Cristina from ohmyohme.com

    p.s. Just read that you graduated from GSU. So awesome. I'm currently an art major there. I love it how the blog world allows everyone to connect and meet fellow local artists/bloggers. :)

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  7. cristina - that' awesome! i loved ol' gsu...good memories. have fun in the art department, i know it well! i was a drawing major :)

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