Thursday, December 5, 2013

A years hiatus?!

Well, I never intended to take the title of world’s worst blogger!  How in the world has it already been a year since my last post? 
Let’s get this started with a quick before and after to get back in the game.  Actually just an after because I forgot to take a before pic.  See, I am really bad at this blogging thing!
My client wanted a Crate and Barrel desk/cabinet that she already owned repainted in a deep red.  It previously was a light celery color.  I painted it first with red and then glazed it with black paint to deepen the color.  It’s all ready for her kitchen now!
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Radio Cabinet Redo


First of all, I want to acknowledge that it seems totally insignificant to blog about furniture redo’s when our nation is in mourning.  I have spent the past 5 days struggling like all of you to understand.  We may never get the answers and even if we do nothing takes away the loss of the precious little lives we lost on Friday at Sandy Hook. I am praying and mourning for the families that are burying their loved ones this week and I am treasuring the time I have with my own children.  We just never know.  I refuse to live in fear and am fighting back by living and loving today. 

I picked up this fun radio cabinet at my favorite antique store and my mother in law claimed it on the spot!
BEFORE:
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I love the curves and the detailing on the bottom!  My awesome mother in law was game for a fun color and it was so much fun to finish this piece.  We chose a custom mix of Annie Sloan paint to get this great deep peacock color.
AFTER:
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Does this color look familiar?  It’s the same one I used here:
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and here:
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Vintage Vanity Set

I picked up this vanity at an antique store.  It was in mint condition and had all of these gorgeous details.
I knew someone would love it for their home! 

A sweet client of mine bought it as a gift for her daughter in law to be.  How nice is she?!
Her daughter in law just graduated from cosmetology school so this is such a perfect gift!

BEFORE:
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We picked a soft antique white with heavy distressing for the finish.  Love how it turned out!

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Friday, November 30, 2012

French Linen Highboy

I just loved the classic lines of this highboy as soon as I saw it.  It’s timeless and beautiful..just needed a little updating!

BEFORE:
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My client wanted white but with a husband that works in a factory she was concerned it would get dirty fast!  We agreed on a soft grey- a perfect choice for this piece!
AFTER:
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Antique Glass Cabinet

I rarely keep anything for myself but as soon as I saw this cabinet, I knew it would be mine!

BEFORE:
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It sat for awhile while I waited for inspiration on color.  I was out delivering another piece of furniture to a storefront and came across some great paper.  I wanted to showcase my grandmother’s china and it all came together just as I had envisioned.  Love the funky/retro look!  Matches my late grandmother’s china perfectly!


AFTER:
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What do you think?

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

French Media Center

Here is a another outdated dresser that I picked up...great lines, just needed some love!

BEFORE:

My client wanted this to be a media center and so we painted it in Annie Sloan French Linen and added shelves to the center section.  Much better, don't you think?!

AFTER:




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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hello Again!

Well, I am back!  I never intended to take a 6 month break from blogging but I guess that is how life goes sometimes! Thanks for sticking with me.  I’ll say it again, I always stay current on my facebook page.  Make sure you like us if you want to keep up with what is available!

Even thought I haven’t been blogging, Lily Field is as busy as ever!  I will just jump right back in with a before and after- that’s what you all like to see, right?!

Remember this gorgeous antique highboy from awhile back?
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I also had it’s partner but the drawers were busted on it.  I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it so it sat in the garage for awhile looking like this:
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I finally decided to part with the drawers (I know, I know) and a client picked it out as a media center.
The shape is a great one with the curved top and the beautiful floral detail.  Just love it!
AFTER:
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