Monday, April 8, 2013

Office Built-In Shelves Makeover

Hi everyone. I hope you all had a nice weekend. I did! It was really busy, though. Spring has sprung and life has gotten so busy! With the house selling/buying process in action, a wedding I'm in in a couple of months, and work in general, I'm finding less and less free time in my schedule! But I like it that way. :)

Anyway, couple of weeks ago, I finished an office project, repainting a set of built-in shelving, and a fire place to match. My clients wanted to use this space as a more masculine office area, and darken it up a little. Without having to install wooden shelving, they decided to have the shelves painted to be reminiscent of a washed wood look. I advised against a "Faux" finished look (Finding that to be a little cheesy these days, no?), and we went with a deep brown paint, with two shades of glaze on top, that kind of looks like a distressed wood.

Here is the before shot:

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Pretty white built ins, but really not the look my client is going for! You can see she's already darkened up the walls quite a bit!

Here is what I did to them:
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I did a dark dark brown glaze all over, and then a grayish glaze in certain spots.
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And, here is the fireplace:
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Also, I wanted to mention that today is the start of our Paint Party over at the Mycolor blog! We're "hosting" a party, everyday this week. Five different design bloggers will be doing projects with Mycolor paint, and writing about them, then giving readers a chance to win their own paint.

Nicole from Sketch 42 is starting off the day. Check out our post for all the info on winning free paint! 

7 comments:

  1. They look wonderful! Much better than the 'faux' look. I'm sure the clients adored it!

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    1. thank you! they were really happy with it :)

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  2. Can you tell me the colors you actually used to paint this? I am loving it!!!! Would be a great idea for my new house.

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  3. That makeover definitely gives the room a darker, more dramatic look. Looks fantastic!

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