Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Whimsical Makeover - The Custom Built-ins

I am taking some much needed personal time this weekend to go and visit my sister in San Diego. I am SO excited!

Before I go, I wanted to make sure I shared my most recent makeover with you.

This is another custom piece and this client has done a great job getting me out of my comfort zone. She recently commissioned a "bronze" buffet and I loved experimenting and playing with the different finishes. Her next project was a custom built-in cabinet in her kitchen.  This required that I paint in her house. I hadn't done this before so I wasn't sure what to expect. 

Well, I ended up having a wonderful time and making a new friend. Here is her makeover story:

The "before" before:

She really felt like this was a dead space in her kitchen. So, she had a local woodworker/carpenter come over and install this:

Then we decided on a custom mix of ASCP. 1 part Olive to 1 part Country Grey. I sealed it with ASCP Clear Wax and accented it with Miss Mustard Seed's Antiquing Wax.

Here is the final product of our collaboration:

I will be returning to her house soon to work on her kitchen island. This will be a project that involves my husband too. It is always fun to combine our business. She was really pleased with it and I am too!

Now that Spring is almost here, I will be slowing down for a while on custom projects. I need to prepare for my upcoming shows and keep Carter's Cottage stocked with beautiful pieces. I will pick up more custom business again in the summer. If you are looking to get something painted, contact me soon. I have been booking up pretty early.

Thanks for visiting!

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful transformation!Have a wonderful time with your sister!