Tuesday, March 20, 2012

March Madness

Whew….its starting to get busy this month at Urban Farmhouse! I remember when this little business was just a way to make some mad money here and there for this stay-at-home Mama. Its really rewarding to see where its taken me over the last couple of years.

This is what’s been going on in the workshop just in the last week…

The McGowan’s are a fantastic couple with a growing family. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Heather and Sean on some other fun projects in the past.

You might remember the Modern Driftwood Dresser I did for her son’s bedroom last fall.


I also recreated a finish on some barstools that had been discontinued in the color she was wanting, taking them from an espresso stain to a fun antiqued olive green.

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This time around they were working with my high school friend and designer, Emily Hewett, to do a total transformation of their master bedroom. (Emily and I go back as far as Indian Princesses in first grade, don’t cha know!)

So instead of buying all new furniture for the room, we used what they had and decided to go a little “glam”! Here’s a “Before” and “After” of their armoire.

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Giving the piece a weathered silver finish, really changed the entire feel. The pictures really don’t do it justice. Layers coming through in different metallic shades and texture give it such character now.


They also had a dresser with a large matching mirror attached. They removed the mirror and brought the dresser into this decade by going with a grayish blue and cream antiqued finish.

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It still amazes me how paint can totally change the weight of a piece of furniture, making it appear lighter.

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She was originally planning on two mirrored nightstands, but she had this side chest already, so I suggested a gray weathered finish.

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One, it breaks up the matchy matchiness (Yes, I know matchy matchiness isn’t a real word) of the room, and two it marries the blue and cream dresser and the weathered metallic armoire. The goal is to have a cohesive feel without a matched set, right?

If you’re looking to transform a room, give me a shout at FarmStyleStudio@gmail.com

Happy Spring!

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