Tuesday, June 7, 2011

work done at escorpion restaurant.

hello!

sorry for my lack of blogging yesterday...i went out of town with family this weekend, and i just didn't get around to it. it's hard to get back in the swing of things after a relaxing weekend! anyway, i wanted to show you guys some of the work i did at escorpion, which is a new restaurant here in atlanta. some of you atlantans are probably familiar with fritti and sotto sotto -- well, this restaurant is a mexican spot, that is owned by the same restaurant group. it's sure to be a hit, and i was honored to be one of the artists involved in helping transform the space!

here is some of the work i did:

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painted the bar brown, with a heavy distress and turquoise-green glaze on top.

see the big "E"? i painted these old signs on the brick, and we distressed them to look old and worn: (the brick was actually bright white before)
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ok, i actually had nothing to do with this particular area, but it's directly to the right of that "E", and i just had to show it to you guys - the entire booth area is silver-leafed, which is amazing, and that custom light fixture is so cool. do you see the tequila bottles used to create it? awesome!

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another "old" sign i painted:
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up close:
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it certainly looks old, i'd say.

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another old-looking sign. i painted a billboard-type advertisement on one side, and a big star on the other. here is another view of the giant star:

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here are some more white brick columns i painted, along with the awesome gigantic booth backs made of mexican blankets!
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see those antique matador jackets on the wall? i brought those home and painted the bases of the frames...i did vintage-looking roses and mexican cartoonish items.

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studs were added to another side of the this wall that i painted - pretty sure that that tape is going away :) anyway, i thought the studs were awesome - such attention to detail.

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see that chain that this light fixture is hanging from? there was a little too little of it, so i painted some white chain to match the existing chain. kind of a funny thing to do, but it is something that a lot of people don't think about doing, that can totally be done. faux painting trick o' the trade.

and how awesome is that red ceiling? and all of the artwork on that salvaged-wood-wall? if you guys check out this restaurant, you are going to be amazed by the woodwork! and i'll have you know that an awesome artist lady did it, and she KILLED it with the woodworking. i was seriously impressed.

it really made me want to cover a wall in salvaged wood.

oh, and i painted that white wall to the right...drippy "rust" and "mold" made with paint.

did a bit of work on this hostess stand...it was purposely chipped before i got ahold of it, then i added some blues and greens. i also did the rusty and moldy and chippy and dirty look on the white brick behind it!

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last but not least: the bathroom door men/women signs...
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these were old wood-fire holders (i have no idea what they're called?)...the skulls are metal, and the designers had them cut off of the original piece that held wood, and turned into pieces that could be drilled into the doors. i painted red lipstick on one, and a mustache on the other, to signify "women" and "men"

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if you are in atlanta, please go check it out! the food and drink menus look fantastic!



16 comments:

  1. I went to Escorpion last week! The decor and atmosphere are wonderful! Great work!!

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  2. oh cool! i can't wait to try out the food!

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  3. Wow! It all looks so great! You are one talented woman!!

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  4. Wow, I'm so impressed!! I love the rusty/moldy details on the brick and hostess stand and those signs on the brick !!! Amazing!

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  5. Bravo! You are seriously one talented Momma with that paint brush. Move to SF so I can use you on my projects :)

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  6. I so really want to visit Atlanta now!!! I'm ready for some salsa and tequila after these delish photos and it's only a quarter after 9 (pst)!

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  7. SUCH a fabulous job- and what a fun project for you!!! So cool!

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  8. I love Sotto Sotto and Fritti so I can't wait to try this place. Not to mention admire your work!

    Katy
    Savvy in the City
    www.savvyinthecity.com

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  9. Amazing work, Kristen! I am definitely putting this place on my list of places to try!!

    Love it!

    Lori
    www.lorimayinteriors.com/blog

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  10. you obviously did this for moi!!!??? i mean is there any other food besides mexican?
    i want to go WITH you to eat here...soon.

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  11. Great job, Kristen!! What a fun project!

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  12. This is awesome, Kristen! I need to get over there and try out Escorpion. Googled them b/c I love Fritti and I think the owner lives in Inman Park, too. Wild for the huge bug on the outside of the building.

    Love all the work you did, I literally and look for opportunities to work with you. Hope it comes soon. Happy weekend.

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  13. Kristin, I'm having a little problem with my posting, so please disregard the double post. I love the grey gloss paint on the matte paint in the piano room. I see that some of these stencils are for sale, and am curious to know if they come with painting instructions?
    Gary

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