Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Furniture Redesign, Clients And A Sneak Peek!

I have been a busy girl lately! I have a few clients I am working with. A few furniture redesigns and a gorgeous home I am styling. Here is one of my furniture redesigns. A toddler bed...




It was a plain, old honey oak toddler bed. I used Annie Sloan's Old White Chalk Paint with Annie Sloan's clear and dark wax. I loved how beautiful it turned out.



My client was beside herself when she saw it! That makes all the work worth it! That is my favorite part of my job, even more than my paycheck...really! :)




She is using it for her son's room, which is decorated beautifully. And she shared a secret with me...she is pregnant with baby #2! And she has asked that I paint her baby furniture! And I gladly said YES! :)




I love when I hear someone else is pregnant...it instantly brings me back to my experience of being pregnant with my boys. I was the type who loved being pregnant! It was a beautiful experience for me.




I wish her the best pregnancy and birth...and I will be ready to paint that furniture once we figure out what she is having! A girl? A boy? It doesn't matter...she or he will be loved and treasured, I am quite sure!




I am so excited about the giveaway today. I will post the winner tonight! I wish everyone good luck! I am off to shop window treatments for the home I am styling! I have really loved working with this client. She is refreshing and fun! And her Mama, who is 92 (though looks 7o something) is a hoot and a breath of fresh air!

She lives with my client and her husband. Such a great family! Those are always the best to work with and even better to become friends with! I seem to always have luck with meeting clients who end up as friends! Another benefit to my job! :)




Here is a peek at a piece of furniture we moved to the hall...We are making a gallery wall with antique mirrors and old family photos! And look at that antique typewriter...I love that piece the most! Heck, I love a lot of her pieces! I will be sharing more of her lovely home as we go!




XoXo, Meme

16 comments:

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I was one of those that loved being pregnant too!

The toddler bed is adorable. Great job!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That turned out wonderful!! I loved being pregnant too...
Penny

tammy said...

Love it!! That's exactly what I want to do to an old armoire we have. I really need to try that paint out.

Gloria Fox @ Potentially Beautiful said...

I love the reactions of clients also when they see the transformation of their old furniture. So much fun.

Rhonda @The Yellow Brick Road said...

Love that bed! Looks fantastic! Don't you love the chalk paint? Great stuff! I need more!
Thanks for asking about my neck. Pretty sore today ....to be expected after painting that ceiling .....but what's an obsessed girl to do?!
(((HUGS)))

TheCrankyCrow said...

That bed is awesome!! No doubt your client loved it!! Have a fun day! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

laxsupermom said...

The bed turned out awesome! Love the amount of distressing you did! I just love all these chalk paint projects. Thanks for sharing.

A Thrifted Market said...

The bed turned out great!! I also do makeovers for peoples homes and some furniture, so true about the reactions versus the money..love that part!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh, I'm so happy for you... Isn't it fun to work with people you REALLY enjoy? Love the bed... sooo pretty.

Yep, I only got to make it all the way through pregnancy once, but I loved it.....and the result. I'm crazy about my girl.

Please enter me in the giveaway too.. I've never tried chalk paint. Maybe this will be my lucky day..... again... :-)

xoxox
Spencer

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Following too.. even though I visit often.... :-)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the baby bed. Makes me want to paint mine. I was afraid to paint the bed with the possibility of them teething on it. I guess the paint is safe.

Desire Empire said...

You have worked wonders with that bed. Its shape is gorgeous too. I'm following along as well.
Best Carolyn

Desire Empire said...

Hey your followers button is missing. Let me know when its back as I'd like to follow you
Best Carolyn

Brandi said...

beautiful makeover. the bed is gorgeous.

Mindy said...

gorgeous!! great job!

Shaunna said...

the bed is great and looks like the house will be so much fun to redesign!
:-)
shaunna