May 27, 2014

Kid's Bathroom Reno & Design Board

Renovation on the kids bath is completely under way!  It's so exciting to finally get these bathrooms done!  I can't believe we've been in this house for almost 2 years.  Time has flown by.  Usually my entire house is done and decorated within a year, but this time around, we are taking our time.  After all, this is our 'forever' house... haha how many times have I said that?!?!

Anyway, here are some "before" pics of the kids bathroom...

And here is the design board I did up for the bathroom...

I really want this bathroom to be fun, fresh, and kid-friendly.  I bought this awesome vanity I found at Costco and sort of used it as my jumping off point.  Then, I found that adorable shower curtain from Anthropologie and  went from there.  

I purchased all of my tile from The Tile Depot in Burlington, and the light fixtures and faucets are from good ol' Home Depot.  

The room is gutted right now, but tiles are going in tomorrow... stay tuned!!

May 14, 2014

Corner Hutch with Chalk Board Paint

Here is a peek at a corner unit hutch that I just finished.  I painted it in Annie Sloan Old White, with a bit of distressing and 2 coats of clear wax.

The owner loved that it had lots of storage, but didn't like the clear glass, so we decided to do the doors in real chalk board paint.  I love how it turned out, and now when she hosts her skin care home parties, she can write what ever she pleases on the doors. Such a great idea!!

I didn't want the orange stain to come through when I distressed, so I did a coat of Graphite around the edges before the white.

And here is the finished product!!

To finish the doors in chalk board paint, I used 2 coats of Kilz primer directly on the glass and then about 5 coats of chalk board paint.  I applied it with a brush.  You get a few brush strokes, but it works better than a roller.  The roller leaves horrible air bubbles.

I am OBSESSED with finding pretty shelf liner!  haha

May 1, 2014

Telephone Table Before & After

I just finished working on this fabulous telephone table for a client of mine.  The colour is Annie Sloan's Paris Grey.  How gorgeous is this piece!!!  I just love it and wish I could keep it!!

Here are a few Before and Afters!!

More Before pics.... (mind my horrible, dungeon basement workshop!!)

And some more After pics...

I have 4 other pieces that I am finishing up in Paris Grey.  Will post pics when I'm all done!!