Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sagey Cabinets

This is a recent job I did with designer Anne Steward. She wanted this client's cabinets done in a sagey green. I overglazed them to knock them back a bit. The client liked them so much that I am now doing the kitchen and island in cream colors! Stay tuned for those pictures in a couple of weeks.


I was amazed when I went back and looked at the before pictures. These cabinets now look like they've always been this way!

This last picture was taken before I got the wine cubby installed and before the glass knobs went on. But you can see all of these cabinets at once.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Not Rich, But a Little More Famous?

Hey! I just finished an interview that will result in a story in an online industry newsletter. Kathy Carroll, an instructor par excellence and a product supplier out of Chicago has selected me to be Artisan of the Month! (My sister says not to forget the little people. LOL) I'm still not sure how I got this honor, but I'm so grateful to Kathy. And I've never even met her! But I've been following her work for years. She's SO talented and creative. Here's a link to her website.

I'll post the link in May when the story comes out.

Thanks to all of you (little people, all 3 of you who are reading this blog...) who have been there with me on this journey. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Learning to blog

So I took the big plunge into blogland. Now all I have to do is get smart about how all this works. Or not.

Here's a trial run at posting pics. Pretty easy, really!

This is a ceiling in a powder room. Venetian Plaster with gold foil and a lovely Melanie Royals stencil. Good thing it was small. Did you know that you can't tape into foil? (It comes off in tape-shaped voids. Unless you seal the foil first and wait yet another day to do the stencil.) So how do you get the stencil to stay on the ceiling? Pushpins. And you call Lessa to help. Eyes on the ground are such a godsend.