Transformed by Color

No more heavy, formal dining rooms for me.  How about you?  source   A little paint goes a long way, but even someone who loves color can find it difficult to choose which hues to paint one’s walls and furnishings.  There are SO many choices, right???  source  ...
Updating Furniture with Paint

Updating Furniture with Paint

My client had dated wood dining room furniture and a limited budget.  This pine set screamed, “country!!!”  The brass chandelier didn’t help, either.  I had to come up with a cost-effective remedy.  No problem. Hear me now and believe me later: ...

Going Mad for Gilt

Now, I loved gilt before.  But after my recent trip to London and lots of amazing castle and royalty home tours, I am going mad for gilt!  Gilt is simply a gold or golden color applied over a surface.  It can be applied to wood, metal, plaster, or any number of...

A Dresser Make-Over and What It Led To . . .

  I have an old French Provincial dresser in my younger daughter’s room.  The walls in her room are yellow and the dresser was a slightly lighter shade of yellow with gold accents.  It’s been in there for several years, and it’s been ok.  But not...