Can you spell ADD? How about ADHD?
It is the way I am wired, good or bad, depending on the day. My passions fly from here to there and beyond, hence this past week. However as luck would have it, my career allows for such "dis"array!
Here's a glimpse into last week
Amy Howards Paint, 'Atelier', my favorite gray. (I know, looks cream in this image). Her instructions were followed. Then she no longer liked the effect and asked me to make it more "interesting", wanted to see "depth." Understood, now how to get there...... I brought the Amy Howard dark wax, her black paint, and a prayer.
So 50/50 later of water and paint I began to brush on this wash.....bubbled up.....having been previously waxed. BUT, Amy's paint adheres to anything. As I continued to brush it still bubbled. Grabbing a cotton t-shirt type towel I spread it in long smooth strokes, hallelujah! Not seeking a uniform look but one of age, the result is uneven with additional paint added to the edges for further depth. Steel wool evened out the paint and brought on a glow for the ultimate resemblance of zinc...PHEW!
I am envisioning this on paneled walls, what do you think?
Ghastly photo but you get the idea? My client, "the bachelor" loves it. The wood on the stool was sprayed in Amy Howard black lacquer which is a nice contrast to the nubby linen. Looking forward to sharing some of his Before and Afters, think college graduate (crates) to urban sophisticate.
(Yes, I know the rug looks too small.......other plans)
A favorite clients kitchen was on a walk for food pantry charity. The garden was readied for it's debut.
From the beginning this was a dream client who gave artistic freedom and was open to suggestions.
Isn't this stunning? Working with another client who hates her dining room chandelier and wants to "be different". We are choosing a pair of these lamps versus a chandy. She has an extra leaf that will be cut into two. The two cut sides will reside on either side of the center leaf......still with me? A floor outlet will be installed under the table, two holes with grommets will be drilled into these leaves for the cord to go down to the outlet underneath. These beauties are 39" high x 11" wide. Their height will make a presence, their ambiance, warm and engaging