Friday, January 8, 2010

Ocean Blue with an aged finish

Husband wants a sky blue laundry room with clouds. Wife wants the laundry room to flow with the rest of the house.


Take the subtle teal-blue tones from the faux tile fireplace niche I painted for them in the family room into the laundry room,

then give it an aged finish that will somewhat mimic the faux finish I painted for them in the kitchen.

The picutres aren't great, and I want to get some more after they decorate in there. I suggested a travel theme with vintage, aged travel posters and old maps. If I get back over there, I'll post some updated shots.

The finish is pretty straight forward. Base coat with blue satin paint, then glaze over with burnt umber glaze. Moving the washer and dryer and getting behind there? Not so easy...

Sunday, December 13, 2009

American Girl Outfits

We interrupt the regularly scheduled (okay not regular or scheduled) painting posts to post some doll clothes pictures.

I promised some friends that I would post the clothes here so I wouldn't be sending one giant picture laden mass email. If you're interested in any of these, please email me at

My mom made all of the outfits shown here. My daughter has MANY outfits and I can attest to the fact that they are beautifully made with amazing attention to detail.

And now for the doll clothes...

This is for display only...

Kimono $25

Kimono $25

2 piece pj set $15

3 piece pj set $25

3 piece pj set $20

2 piece pj set $15

3 piece pj set $20

poodle skirt and top $15

green dress $15

2 piece set orange $15 SOLD

2 piece set coral $15 SOLD

purple gingham $15

red pindot dress $15

Dorothy Dress 1 $15

Dorothy Dress 2 $15

teal and white suit $15

purple dress $15

purple dress $15

tan and blue check dress $15

black and pink party dress w/petticoat $25

denim outfit $15

back detail on jacket

div>fiesta set $15

poodle skirt and top $15

flower girl dress $35

back view


dressy dress (back) $20

front view

Spring dress Size 7 w/matching doll dress $50

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Space Cadet

It's been a long time since I posted anything here. I've really cut back on my painting jobs, but I really enjoyed this last one. The room was already painted light blue, so we simply did a dark blue wash over the walls.

The room is rather small, so I decided to use only three rather large elements - the moon, a space shuttle and a fun little rocket ship:

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Football Room

My client wanted something to reflect her son's love of football, but not anything overpowering. Good advice, by the way - kids grow out of themed styled room.

This is a super easy project. One wall painted red. Overhead projector with a football player. Black paint and brushes. Done.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Faux Wood Finish

Problem: Dark room with rich, earthtones all around save for a white closet that sticks out like a sore thumb.

Solution: Work with the fake woodgrain texture on the door to create something that fits into the room better.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


This room was already painted. The little girl just wanted some elephants and a small color change. I'll post the accessories on a later post.