Fireplace Mantel Gets a Makeover

Finishes • Before & After Transformation •  Repair & Restoration • Furniture • Closeups A Fireplace Mantel Gets a Welcome Makeover My client had purchased her mantel online. When it arrived it didn’t look at all like it was represented. It was more mustard than cream. The form of the mantel is beautiful as is […]

Complicated Stairwell Repair

Finishes • Repair & Restoration Complicated Stairwell Repair There was a lot of patchwork going on in this repair project — about 22 patches and a 12 + foot high stairwell with not a lot of room to maneuver or place a ladder. Also the lighting was minimal at best. My client wanted to paint […]

Quote and Finish Repair

Repair & Restoration • Finishes • Lettering & Accents Quote and Finish Repair The walls needed plastering due to the house settling and water damage. My job was to paint over the plaster and match the existing finish. None of the paints had been saved or were known. There was also the challenge of matching […]

Close Up Bag Ragging

Finishes • Close Up: Close Up Bag Ragging Click to view the completed project.

Glazed Wood Finish Sample

Decorative Finish • Cabinet Finish • Close up Glazed Wood Finish Sample Click to view the completed kitchen cabinet project. << Go back to the Close up Finishes Page.

Multiple Layers of Colorwashing

Close up Finish: Progressive, multiple layers of colorwashing << Go back to the Close up Finishes Page.

Subtle Painted Chair Accents

Furniture • Close Up Finish: Subtle painted chair accents, with red & black glaze and added embellishments, change the look of this rather plain chair.    

Heirloom Table After Custom Gustavian Finish

Furniture • Before & After Transformation • Close Up Trompe l’Oeil Heirloom Table After Custom Gustavian Finish This piece was in the client’s family for generations. It was acquired after the passing of a parent. The matchbook where the table was discovered at flea market while honeymooning in Paris was inside the drawer. Because of […]

Closeup Brushed-on Glazed Kitchen Cabinet Finish

Decorative & Cabinet Finish: Closeup Brushed-on Glazed Kitchen Cabinet Finish Click here to see the completed project. << Go back to the Close up Finishes Page.

Before and After Pearlized Stripes

Pearlized Stripes Before: A sage green dining room. After: With pearlized, iridescent stripes, the dining room appears sophisticated and elegant. The stripes are narrow, which gives the illusion of added height to the space. Because they are brushed on with a pearlized glaze, the existing paint color did not need to be changed, and they […]