Monday, March 25, 2013

DAY # 1 - Clients furniture makeover!

Good morning everyone!
First of all - I have to say this client is the NICEST person - spent a perfect 1st day - painting away while we chatted our way through the process - loved the company - loved the transition so far -

This is how it looked when I walked in today...................


All the drop cloths were already down and handles off the furniture - it's little steps like that, that can make me
fall in love with a customer.  Thanks so much April!!!

here's how it looked when I left - of course it's nowhere near finished at this point - but you can at least see the direction it's going in ( check out how it ties in with the fireplace - perfect right ? )


She originally wanted the legs painted the same color as the table top - but I convinced her to go
with the Old White ( which the chairs will also be ) assuring her that I could paint them the same as the table top if it didn't feel right. Wow - doesn't this feel " right " ?

This is going to be gorgeous in her already beautiful home......................
And now I'm off to paint some more of that furniture I got on the weekend -  here's a little update of the headboard!
Here it is in the people's home we bought it from - a nice shade of 70's nicotine

headboard, before, after, ascp, paris grey, vintage, french provincial, ornate

talk about " kicking the habit "

before, after, headboard, french provincial, painted, annie sloan, paris grey, pure white

Is it vain to love something ( in an over the top way ) that you did yourself?
But I would have loved it no matter who did this - so does that make it a little better?

headboard, before, after, paris grey, pure white, french provincial

And that's how my Monday went -
Yours?

I'm so sorry if I can't get back to you as quick as I'd like this week - but my fingers are too busy doing other things!

Much love,

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80 comments:

  1. Suzan,
    That table is coming out beautiful. April is a lucky girl. I love it. So pretty.
    Kris

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  2. Susan, Well, the table is great- I like the white legs-the whole set is going to be beautiful..... and that headboard-well, I would have mud wrestled you for it...and believe me-now that I know you are a little bitty thing- I would have won! xo Diana

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  3. Suzan the table is very nice! BUT, yes, but... the headboard... that is beautiful!!
    Hugs, Gee

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  4. I did not know you did house calls. Just how far do you travel? I am in love with the headboard so you should be too. That is not vain - it is pride in one's work.

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  5. That table is really lovely Suzan! What fabulous legs. But I have to say that is one incredible headboard!!!

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  6. I love the bed Suzan. If I ever find a similar one, I will be sure to snag it. I also checked out the store you put furniture in... Why can't you be in Alberta? Thanks for sharing with us.

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    1. thanks so much Tabatha!!!
      The Store will be going on line soon I think!!!
      big hugs,
      Suzan

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  7. Pretty darned good start on that dining room suite! You can sure be proud of that stunning headboard makeover, too.

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  8. Is that going to be your headboard...or are you selling that???? Please tell me you are selling?? I mean we are practically neighbours and you just wouldn't do that to a neighbour...right????????????????

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  9. No, it's not vain to love one of your projects that much. I am so looking forward to the final reveals. Don't worry about your emails. We understand! You just finish those lovely pieces of furniture!

    XOXO,
    Meredith

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  10. I so love what you do. Did you teach yourself to do this amazing stuff?:)

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    1. thanks so much Jeanette for your kind words - yes I'm self taught - but it's really only paint and a brush lol
      XOX

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  11. Oh my gosh---I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that headboard!!

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  12. I want that headboard! Seriously if it was or sale and I didn't have o sell the house o pay for the shipping I would totally buy that. I also like the table :)

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  13. You don't have my address, right??? Because I'm thinking that headboard might turn up missing. :)
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  14. I love what you're doing with the table so far and that headboard is to die for!! Love it all:) as usual!!
    XO,
    Christy

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  15. The pieces look beautiful!

    Thanks so much for following. I am following you back

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.ca

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  16. What a gorgeous table, I would be so nervous painting in someone else's home, I am a pretty messy painted. I love the white makes the table look stunning. And that headboard is gorgeous, I want it, what a difference the paint makes, and my two favorite colours too. great job Suz, hugs Tobey

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  17. I love the table and the headboard. The white really brightens everything up and makes it look welcoming but elegant.

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  18. Oh, and it's nice that the drop cloths were down and the handles off. :)

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  19. LOVE the table!!! Oh, and the headboard is beautiful!!!

    Fabulous job...have a great week!
    Julie

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  20. Beautiful headboard and the table is looking good, it's going to be gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this with us, I love your paint transformations.

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  21. I just love the headboard, fabulous job! (You should have posted the headboard in a separate post as it is making the table look plain! LOL)

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  22. As Donna said, it's not vanity. It's pride. With good reason.

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  23. after seeing this today you have given me the courage to paint mine! Beautiful!

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  24. That table is going to be gorgeous-the whole set will be!
    Love the headboard, so much character and I think the lighter paint shows off the details better. Your poor hands will fall off by the end of the week. ;-)

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  25. Love both! And I'm glad you have clients, so we can see your projects!

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  26. What a great cutomer. Good for you to be so lucky with that. Your furntre is coming out lovely, I think the color combination and yes you are allowed to love your own thing a lot. You are talented, flaunt it!!!

    Cynthia

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  27. Lucky you to have found such a great customer!! What colour are you painting the top? Paris Grey? It looks great so far.

    And your headboard - you've taken an ugly duckling and turned it into a beautiful swan!!!

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    1. Hi Heather!!!
      Thanks so much - the top is French Linen - but there's a lighter shade going on it through paint mixed with wax - so it'll be a complete different look
      Hugs,
      Suzan

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  28. Suzan, you do such beautiful work! And NO! It is absolutely not vain to love something you did yourself! Some things just turn out fabulous! You can't help it if you are just that good.... :)

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  29. This is GORGEOUS!!! Please, can you come over and do a makeover on my ENTIRE HOME?!?

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  30. ONG - April has the same table and chairs I had before I sold it to a friend. Your painted version is so much prettier than the job I had done on mine, so pretty with the two colours! Perfect, I bet she'll love it even more once its completed. I'd be keeping that headboard, it is so unique, you will never replace it, it's beautiful! Happy Easter! Patty/BC

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    1. Thanks so much Patty!!!
      Have no room for the headboard or I would most definitely be keeping it lol
      Big hugs,
      Suzan

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  31. When are you going to have the finished photo? I have that exact same table, and my husband is insisting (so far) that I not paint the top. So what color are you painting the tabletop?

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    1. Should be all done by the beginning of next week Teri - there's quite a bit of furniture to paint!!!
      Hugs,
      Suzan

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  32. That table is sure looking gooood!! You do such a great job painting furniture. Wish you lived close enough to come to my house.
    Mary Alice

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  33. I think the table will be gorgeous. The tobacco stained piece is just a perfect paint job candidate. Just awesome.

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  34. It all looks lovely - and yes you have the right to totally love that headboard! Amazing what some paint and a talented hand can do!

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  35. Oh my! I totally get it that you're too busy. You were brave to tackle that ''70s nicotine' look. lol Nice work, Suzan. Can't wait to see the totally finished project in April's house!

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  36. Looking great, Suzan! And I love the piece you did at home!
    Debbie :)

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  37. Keep it coming! They all look gorgeous,

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  38. Hey!Thank you so much for your original post! Its was so helpful and I love the way these turned out! Thanks again!
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  39. I understand how your fingers are busy, but isn't it rewarding to use them to reveal inner beauty? I mean the headboard is just "wow". And the table looks very promising.

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  40. Love these adorable bedroom furniture. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous post. I am inspired by your blog. Keep it up.

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  41. Beautiful headboard. What a difference!

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  42. I, too, am over the top about that headboard. Stunning. The linen creates such an elegant impression.

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  43. You know you don't have to reply to every single comment, don't you? We don't expect you to. I feel you tire yourself out trying to reply to every one. Repeat after me: "It's okay not to!" Lol.

    Wow, how could you cover that lovely shade of nicotine, lol!! Disgusting and yes it's okay to fall in love with your own work. I painted a bench for myself and I'm thrilled with it. So there. You have my permission.

    Have a great day, Suzan!

    Nicole xx

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  44. Wow, gorgeous headboard!! Love it! You should join our new linky party {1 party, 5 blogs!} http://www.somuchbetterwithage.com/2013/03/give-me-goods-party-1.html
    Happy Easter!
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  45. Ooh, ooh, ooh! Love that headboard. Trying to figure how you did the fabric. It's so cool.
    Liz

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  46. So far it is stunning and I adore that headboard, it is gonna be the coolest transformation, cannot wait to see more ...

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  47. Nice work... it turned out so beautifully!

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  48. The table looks awesome 2 toned like the fireplace...great choice! And that headboard!., oh, my...wow! LOVE it!!

    Char @hisandherrestoration.blogspot.com

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  49. Love that headboard. Stunning.

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  50. The headboard turned out gorgeous, Suzan! Love the colors you went with. Such a great shape and detail to it.

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  51. Hi Susan! Love the way the table looks, but that headboard is amazing. Hope your keeping that one for yourself. Beautiful job, Dee from My Painted Stuff

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  52. That headboard is amazing! I can't believe you could let it go. You're stronger than I am.

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    1. Thanks so much Joann!
      I'm not that strong, believe me, lol - just don't have the room to keep everything I redo or I'd end up on an episode of Hoarders lmho.
      Have a wonderful Easter Wknd,
      Hugs,
      Suzan

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  53. LOVED what you did with the headboard. Saw one like that for sale for next to nothing and now wish I had bought it. You did a beautiful job. Came over from Feathered Nest Friday. Have not been here before so I'll sign up to follow you. Also don't worry about writing back as I haven't blogged for a couple of months. Unfortunately life happens when you have other plans. I just happened to check in here tonight and found your blog. So glad I did! Beautiful!

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  54. I really wish I had this headboard!! It's so glam!

    Christine @ Let's Get Crafty!

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  55. Your work is just amazing....Love the colors..Thank you so much for linking up and Sharing at One More Time Events.

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  56. Oh, that headboard is gorgeous!! You rocked it, girl!!! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. :)
    xoxo
    Kathy

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  57. LOVE, love, love!!! Thanks for linking it up at Think Tank Thursday. I've featured you today!
    http://www.saving4six.com/2013/04/welcome-to-think-tank-thursday-24.html

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  58. The dining table looks 100% better. The headboard is knock-your-socks-off gorgeous. It is not at all vain to love something you did. I mean, you wouldn't do it if you didn't love it right? Awesome job Suzan!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  59. No silly! It's not vain to love your creations! That bed is awesome. I'd be worried if you didn't love it.

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  60. Hi Suzan!!!

    I love the lighter shades!!! The table looks great!!

    I cannot believe that that is the same headboard. WOW!!!!!! It's absolutely
    gorgeous now!!!!! And why wouldn't love your own work?? If you don't how can people see the beauty your works do?

    Pam
    xox

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  61. Looks lovely in it's coat of paint!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  62. LOVE LOVE LOVE that headboard. Yes it's ok to say you loved something you did ESPECIALLY when it looks like that! I am like that, when I have people come in to do work I do all the prep before they come. Haha

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