Sunday, April 1, 2012

A Friend Paints

My friend, Deb, has created a soothing retreat for herself.
Her pale yellow and blue color scheme
 is decidedly feminine and very welcoming.

I love to sit in her kitchen and enjoy a cup of tea!

The house came with stained wood trim
 on the windows and baseboards,
but this was too heavy for her pastel decor.
So inch by inch, window by window,
Deb painted all the trim in her home with white paint.

What a tedious job!
But the change was dramatic and
everything looks so fresh and bright.

Next up, the yuck-y, builder-grade oak cabinets.
They were transformed with a soft shade of blue grey.
Now the hunt for the right knobs begins. 

With paint brush in hand, Deb tackled her TV cabinet.
Originally it was light wood.
But painted, it will be nicer in her pretty living room. 

Benjamin Moore #920, Honey Harbour,
a creamy vanilla color, was the base.

I mixed a silver and blue glaze that echoed
the color of the kitchen cabinets
harmonized with with her toile sofas.

Together we glazed the cabinet...
just enough to give it some dimension.

.....gotcha Deb!

And later this week,
 I'll paint some arabesques and scrolls on the cabinet doors.

But right now, Deb's taking a well deserved break
from all her hard work.


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