Thursday, January 17, 2013

Living Room Built Ins Painted

This past summer (2012), I painted kitchen cabinets and living room built in's in a large living/dining space, and I have been holding out on showing you guys all my photos, because I was having all those computer/camera issues! I finally figured out how to save edited photos again (shout out to the Blue Helpdesk on Howell Mill. A really nice guy helped me out, and didn't even laugh at my dumb questions:) The problem all went back to me downloading "Dropbox", and it re-saved my camera settings automatically. Not good. Anyway, I digress.

Here are some photos of a living room transformation!

Here was what the living room looked like to start with:

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Yellow walls, dark wood ceiling planks, and black cabinetry. And, I don't know if you can tell, but that cabinetry is REALLY tall. Like, the tops of the cabinet doors on the right side start at around 5 feet 8 inches. And, the areas inside the shelves are probably around 8 feet. And do you see all that intense molding? Very beautiful set up, but my client and I thought it would really be more enhanced by a lighter feel. All the black kind of drowns out the beautiful moldings.

So, I came in and painted the shelves a pretty off white and enhanced everything a bit with a coat of very light glaze! Here is the result:

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Molding galore!
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Now, for the real "afters"... of course, I forgot my nice camera when I went back to paint this furniture piece for my client (the blue piece all the way to the right), but she had had the walls and trim painted, and isn't it a breath of fresh air? So much lighter and airier - I love the new look. Classic and sophisticated. Decor and paint color was by my friend Heather Roberts. 

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So much nicer, huh? Here is the before again:

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and after:

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what do you think!?!

10 comments:

  1. Wow Kristen! Looks amazing, what a transformation!! The space is so much brighter and open!

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  2. Isn't it amazing what a change of paint colour can do!? It looks amazing. And that little blue number you painted is super cute ;)
    Hugs,

    B x

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  3. Beautiful! I love how you made the built in bookcases/cabinets feel like a real piece of furniture. They look gorgeous, as does the fresh new room design.

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  4. Wow! Talk about coming out of the 'dark' ages!

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  5. I think ... that you are going to be very disappointed in what you have to work with when you come to my house - because my entire upstairs could probably fit comfortably into that room. Come with an open heart and mind, please! Destiny

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  6. thank you, everyone!

    Destiny - I so look forward to meeting you!!! :)

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  7. The paint job looks fabulous! And can I just tell you how badly Dropbox has screwed up my saved images as well!! I have uninstalled it and I still can't get it to revert back to my images saving in my folders like before! Glad you got your worked out!

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  8. Shannon - AH! It's awful, isn't it? It makes me so mad! i'm having issues again ...it's so weird! I have no idea how to fix it. And I deleted dropbox too, but it's still screwed up my settings.

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  9. well... i like your sofa sets. Its looking leather made.. do you know i love leather goods. I have also many leather goods like sofas, chairs, some cloths etc.

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