Friday, March 4, 2016

Deep Space for a Client's Projects


I paint pieces for clients all the time, but rarely show pictures of the finished product.  The reason for this is that I have the pieces dropped off in the mornings and then picked up the same day.  I do not have a ton of storage space and when I start to paint a piece, I like to finish it quickly.  This quick turn around means I do not have time to stage and photograph.  

A client wanted me to paint 4 pieces for her home ( table, hall tree, dresser and bed) and her son dropped them off and picked them up.  I tried to take a few quick photos before they went back home.  
Hall Tree Before:
My client wanted this to be a deep grey, so I chose Deep Space by Benjamin Moore and made it into chalk paint.  


After painting this piece with 2 coats, I distressed is lightly and I sealed it with wax/Lindseed oil.  





My client was loving this new look! 

Dresser and Bed before:



For these pieces I lightened the grey a bit with some white and then painted them with 2 coats and sealed them with dark wax/Lindseed oil.  


My client ordered new hardware

 Happy Client again!  I can not find the picture of the table, but I stripped and sanded down the top and then stained it.  The pedestal base was painted in the same dark grey.  


41 comments:

  1. Your client must be thrilled with your amazing talent,
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you Vera-my client was happy and she is loving her new look!

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  2. Love the dresser and the bed. What a great makeover!

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    1. Thank you Melanie-the paint was a great update to these pieces!

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  3. Your clients must love the quick turnaround! Of course, your furniture transformations are always gorgeous!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-I like to get things done and gone!

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  4. I like that deep space color, it's on SW's pottery barn palette this year. I love it with gold. xoxo Su

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    1. Thank you Su-I love the dark grey color too and gold is a great idea!

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  5. Holy cow, one day turn around! That is impressive. I thought everyone just stored six dressers in their dining room like I do ;-)

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    1. Thank you Linda-I don't like to store pieces so I want them gone when they are done!

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  6. I am not crazy about gray, to me it is cold, but I do like the hall tree...gorgeous shade.
    Enjoy the weekend, Darrielle.

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    1. Thank you Marigene-the hall tree turned out very nice!

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  7. Beautiful pieces!! Wow, one day turn around! You are fast!! Great idea making your own chalk paint. Could I ask you what recipe do you use? Thanks!!

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    1. Thank you Cristina-I add plaster of paris to my paint-I don't measure so I don't have an exact recipe, but if you do search you can find many that will work. Basically it is 1 part water/plaster to 3 parts flat paint.

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  8. Beautiful! Looks like you've got a pretty good business going.
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you Brenda-just a fun hobby since I love to paint things!

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  9. I enjoy seeing the pieces people do! You do not have to stage, just point and shoot!

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    1. Thank you Rose-it is really hard to get good pictures on most of my quick projects, but I got some on these!

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  10. You always do such beautiful work Darrielle!

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    1. Thank you Marie-the feeling is mutual!

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  11. Did you finish all those pieces in one day?? That's amazing! Happy client, happy you, and most likely happy family because they're not tripping over client's furniture every day! :D Thanks for sharing, Cynthia

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    1. Thank you Cynthia-my family is happy I don't keep the pieces for more then a day that is for sure! I do have a workshop so I can keep the pieces out of my house and my families way. I painted the dresser and bed one day and then hall tree another day.

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  12. I am in love with the hall tree...it's beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Tina-the hall tree is a great piece!

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  13. I'm always amazed at the difference a coat of paint can make. Excellent results on all four items!
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia-Paint does wonders!

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  14. Wow, these are all gorgeous! No wonder you have so many pieces that come and go. Lovely transformations! Thanks for linking up with Talk of the Town.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I am glad they went quickly!

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  15. Hi !,,love your blog , you have a new follower
    Angelica

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    1. Thank you Anglica and thanks for following! Have a great day!

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  16. This piece turned out gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it at Talk of the Town - I'm pinning it on the party board here - https://www.pinterest.com/knickoftime/talk-of-the-town-repurposed-upcycled-vintage-recip/

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    1. Thank you Angie-I love your weekly party and all your transformations!

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  17. I love the hall tree! So pretty!

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    1. Thank you Tammy-my client was happy too!

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  18. The hall tree is gorgeous. The new dark color makes it look so much more sophisticated.

    Happy TOHOT. :)

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    1. Thank you Stacey-I love the dark grey too!

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  19. Good Morning,
    Gorgeous Hall Tree, and being the nut I am over grey, makes me love it even more!
    How nifty that you make your own chalk paint too-it is a beautiful shade.
    Thank you oodles for joining us in Thoughts Of Home On Thursday!
    See you next week:)
    Jemma

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    1. Thank you Jemma-I think it is SO much better now and more updated!

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  20. This is so pretty! I love what you've done with the hall tree. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

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  21. Such a beautiful job on all three pieces, Darrielle, and I love both shades of gray--so soothing, I think. Thanks so much for linking up your projects with us at Vintage Charm!

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