Thursday, January 12, 2012

Toy Box Makeover!

Recently, I made over this toy chest. My client had the toy box in her room when she was a little girl, and her mom painted it whimsically for her and her brother. It was obviously a sentimental piece, and she wanted to use it in her baby's nursery, but with a more toned-down painted look.

Here is what it looked like before:

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The bedding that my client bought was the Eli's Elephant Nursery Bedding from Pottery Barn.

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Very cute! So, here is how I transformed the toy box:
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Heather (who helps me out at the studio sometimes) helped me sand and paint the entire piece off-white. That obviously toned the whole thing down, then I went in and did decorative elements. I knew that my client wanted it to be simple, so I kept the whimsicality to a minimum.

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12 comments:

  1. Looks amazing! You are so talented!

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  2. LOVE what you do!! LOVE your blog!! Please write a book!!!

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  3. Aww so cute! Btw....totally second kmack's comment ;-)

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  4. Great colors! Love the new look.

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  5. Totally different piece of furniture! You did an amazing job as usual.

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  6. This looks so great! I didn't comment, but I loved seeing your sail boat paintings as well. Loved the soft colors & textures, so serene -- I like your abstract too, but have to admit I like the more recognizable (kinda like music, I want to be able to understand the lyrics ;D)

    Question for you re: sofa re-upholstery -- we want to re-do ours so I looked back to your old post. It sounds like you bought your own fabric and took it to your local guy? Do you have to look for anything special if you do that? And can you just buy from the Upholsterer? We're thinking about using the guy you recommended from your post.

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  7. Totally.adorable. Love your work!

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  8. I'm jealous of Heather who gets to work with you!

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