Before & After

Bone Inlay Inspired Dresser {Featured in HGTV Mag}

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Greetings all! This week we’re off on a family vacay in Kauai so this week will be light on posts, but I do have a few scheduled. Today I wanted to share a DIY project I completed as part of a painting challenge for Glidden for HGTV Magazine.

I mentioned last year how much I wanted to try this project and when I was asked by the Glidden team to come up with a something creative, this bone inlay inspired dresser came to mind. I borrowed accessories from the guest room and family room to style it up for the magazine, here is the piece that is featured inside the cover.

bone inlay inspired painted dresser

 

You’ll find the feature alongside fellow My Colortopia contributors Nicole and Eduardo, we each shared an inspirational idea completed with paint from Glidden’s line and they’re included inside a peel back wrapped cover in the June issue.

power of paint hgtv feature

 

The process was simple but time consuming! I started with the $99 IKEA Koppang chest and a Nagoya stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils. The color on the chest is Glidden’s “Rich Navy” and partnered with handcarved knobs from Anthropologie. koppang chest to inlay lookalike

 

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Renovation Respect

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Matt and I are in the process of buying a fixer right now and there is a Story To Be Told about that which I shall save for a later date when it’s all finalized. As a result, our conversation in the evenings over a glass of wine has turned to all things related to tile removal, drywall, electrical work, and plumbing. Romantic isn’t it? I think so.

I’m collecting all kinds of inspiration on the subject and I spied this amazing home renovation over the weekend, it took the owners three years to complete their labor of love. I’m not sure which issue of Country Living this appeared in, I’m a subscriber but I must have missed it in print. It’s one of the most impressive before and afters I’ve seen in a long time, taking this Mississippi historical home from ramshackle to radiant.

country living house before

country living home after

 

 

foyer before

foyer after

 

 

attic before

boys room red and white quilts

 

Read the full renovation story and see more pictures from the transformation here !

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