Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Business Rebranding Materials

Most of you know that my family and I moved from our home in Wisconsin back to Illinois a few months ago.  With that move I made the decision to update and re brand the Lily Field blog to more reflect my own personal style.  I wanted a fresh start with our new location. My friend Amanda at Manda Julaine Designs did an amazing job taking the few ideas I gave her and making it exactly what I had in my mind! See her post about our work process here.

Along with a new blog look I knew I needed new business cards.  I had Amanda design a really beautiful card along with my blog package. Long story short- I ended up having 3 different companies print her design and still they didn't get it right.  It was a long frustrating process of cheap looking, poor quality printing and paper and not the end result I would expect.

I was searching different sites when I realized that tinyprints offered business materials. I have used tinyprints in the past for invites and announcements but it had never dawned on me that they had business cards! The process was so much fun and a great customer experience.  I had several things I needed help with and the "live chat" feature is extremely time efficient and helpful. 

Since the proof is in the pudding I was SO happy when the cards arrived and lived up to every expectation I had!  

I had tinyprints add the Pearl Shimmer so you get a fun detail when you move the card!  The design I ordered was the Dainty Greeting card.

I also ordered a notebook for keeping track of my notes and color sample ratios.  I love the cheeky quote on the cover "Today is going to be AMAZING, said me, Lily Field Furniture"

I'm excited to finally have the blog and business materials reflect more of my style and who we are as a business!  I highly recommend Amanda for any design needs you have as well as tinyprints for your printing and business needs.  They even have an awesome new home decor line with pillows and metal prints that I may have also ordered ;)

Monday, July 7, 2014

French Provincial Bedroom Set Before & After

I tend to see a lot of this 60's Henry Link furniture in my workshop.  It's the perfect style for little girls rooms and makes such a huge difference once painted!  I don't have the exact before pic but it looked similar to this set below.

My client just settled into a new home and wanted the set painted in a mint shade for her little daughter's room.  We took the old hardware off and replaced it with some new/old hardware ordered from etsy.  I'm just obsessed with the finished set!


Here are some other after's on this same style that I've done over the years.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Complete Guide to Modern Chairs

Most of you know that we recently just moved from Wisconsin back home to Illinois.  We close on our new home very soon and I thought that I might start chronicling the updates we do around the house as well as the normal furniture before & after's!  I'm so excited to get going on things- we've been renting our current house and once we decided to buy it's been so hard not to just start tearing things apart. Closing can't come soon enough!

In the meantime, I thought I'd do a fun post on chairs.  Yep, chairs!  I found this great resource from One Kings Lane and thought it might be helpful to any of you that are looking at chairs in your new space (or old!).  

Look how cool this resource is!  It explains all of the different modern chairs you could possibly ever need to know.  I'm particularly drawn to the egg chair and would love to find it in a great leather for our Master bedroom.

Also in search of a form of Louis Ghost chairs for our dining room.  What are some of your favorites?

Speaking of chairs, I just recently parted with one of my all time favorite chairs.  This is the problem with me and chairs- I change my mind too often!  This particular chair will always be one of my fav's though- it just won't go in the new home decor wise.  Thankfully it found a great home in a studio and will be enjoyed for a long time to come!

 What's your favorite chair in your home?  Make sure you check out One Kings Lane and their great chair resource!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Modern China Cabinet Update

China cabinets are always such rewarding pieces to work on.  They start out looking dated and all "orangey" wood overload but look so beautiful once redone.  Think of all the storage these pieces provide- especially for my client who is a mom of 4 boys!  We did a dining set a few months back and have been looking for the perfect china cabinet to go in the dining room.  She was so patient while we waited for the perfect piece.


We went classic black and the outcome is so sophisticated.  The hardware makes it pop and gives it the modern edge I knew was hidden in this piece!  What do you think?


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Photography Studio Storage

A fun client of mine has been looking for a piece that provides some storage for her photography studio.  I found this great piece at a sale/fundraiser our local Art museum was having and she snatched it right up!


We changed out the top row with some new Anthro hardware and painted this beauty in a really fun color and now she is all updated and modern!


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

An easy update

Dining chairs are one of the easiest things to update in a house.  Painting chairs takes a dining set that might be old fashioned looking and gives it new life.

Do you have something like these in your home?

Look at what a little paint can do!!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Timeless Dresser set Before & After

This was one of those sets that you just totally know you are going to get hate mail about painting.  It was really beautiful wood in amazing condition with great detailing.  Both pieces were snatched up within minutes of posting and I always just love these classy, timeless pieces once finished!


For the lowboy, the client requested an antique white and is using it for her soon to be delivered baby's nursery!


The highboy went to a returning client and she requested it to match this awesome vanity we did for her last year!

Here is that AFTER