Tuesday, May 7, 2013

client project update...

Last week I told you about a new favorite client, another favorite is her mom!
We've been working hard to finish up what we started over a year ago,
 our project was interrupted by life. 
You may remember this big ol' jail cell stairway between the living room and family room.
I suggested she lighten it up, literally!
It got a few coats of white paint, and every other rail as well as a couple of large and
 unnecessary handrails were removed. We consulted with a professional to ensure that it
 wouldn't compromise the integrity of the structure.




Carpet and tile were removed to make way for beautiful hardwood floors.
 Kitchen cabinets painted white.
A new chandelier installed.
A tiny peek at her rug in the bottom right corner.



Today we're transforming this classic style pedestal table from pinky-beige to a rich stain. 


Our inspiration was the Arhaus Luca Dining Table, we took the Arhaus catalog and a
 leaf from the table to Guiry's Paint Store and the awesome employee tested a few
 colors and products on the bottom side for us until we came up with something similar.


We're using two new Ikea chairs and two chairs she picked up from the neighbor's trash,
 (not shown) wait till you see them, she is good!
We're giving them a little sprucing up today, too!


This wall on the opposite side of her kitchen had a door to the bathroom, we couldn't
enclose it fast enough! We have a plan for a gallery of these Mary Delany botanicals on black backgrounds. They've been a favorite of my client's since she first saw them, I'm so excited
 for her to have a collection in her kitchen to enjoy everyday!  


And you're up to date!
Watch for the table and chair reveal sometime next week!


30 comments:

sharon smith said...

Wow. What a change that made. I've always said that a can of paint can change your life! Stair case, kitchen cabinets, walls look great. Looking forward to seeing the final results.
Sharon

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Love how the white instantly made the space feel so much well, happier! Looking forward to seeing what else you have up your sleeve. :)

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

That table is going to be gorgeous! Can't wait to see the final reveal:)

Julia Konya said...

Can'r wait to see it. The stairs and kitchen view look like a breath of fresh air now. Soooo much better! Can't wait to see the table and chairs next week.

gina said...

The lightened up stairway looks go good! I cannot wait to see the table and chairs....everything!

ChicLiving said...

That was the perfect solution for the staircase! Excited to see the makeovers next week :)

Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

What a fun project Pam! Wow those stairs were awful before. Love the white!

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

What a difference in the staircase!! Can't wait to see the chairs she snagged!

Jailbirds No More! said...

Thank you so very much for all of your help, Pam. We love all of the changes. You are such a talented professional and such fun too!

Kim said...

This is my favorite kind of update and so much fun to have a client that is in the game of transformation!! Perfect idea for the stair case!! xo

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

The entire room transformed just by painting that staircase!...Looks fantastic!...Looking forward to the reveals..looks as though you have a great plan!

Nancy said...

Lovely improvements and so glad she was on board with painting her wood stairs. What an improvement! The table will be perfect! Great vision Pam, I know she is going to be pleased!!
Good luck today.
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

What a pretty house, and I love how you lightened it up with paint! The table is going to be gorgeous, can't wait to see it all done!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it's all looking so fresh! and love the botanicals!

Cathy Wall said...

You've got the vision, she was smart to work with you as this is going to be lovely! Like Cassie, I too love the botanicals!

Calypso In The Country said...

Love the table and that transformation on the stairs really made the space seem even bigger. Looking forward to more!
-Shelley

Rochelle said...

Are the botanicals from a book? If so, which one? Looks great

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

The stairs made a world of difference.......
Great

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Can't wait to see the table! I'd like to do something similar on one of my tables so I'm intrigued at what you come up with. And, those black botanicals...sigh. Love.

Leslie said...

Ha! Yes, some stairways DO have a rather confining feeling:) You really opened the area up with the white paint! The table is going to look great Pam.

xxleslie

Vel Criste said...

What a difference that white paint made! Love all the progress Pam, giddy about the eventual reveal!

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

This project seems like a lot of fun. The pedestal table is going to look great with that darker stain. And the stairs! Get out! Those look a MILLION times better. I'm excited to see the trash can ikea chairs!

jennifer smith said...

Amazing how different the stairs look and what a bucket of paint can do. We painted our oak stairs a very pale grey and its like night and day.

pam {simple details} said...

Rochelle ~ the botanicals are from the book: The Art of Instruction: Vintage Educational Charts of the 19th and 20th Centuries.

René said...

Love everything so far! Cant't wait to see it finished!

Gypsy Heart said...

Wow, what a difference! I can't wait to see the rest of the changes. She's going to love it!

Pat

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Pam it looks great...the stairs look so much better!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Looking great! I can't wait to see what it looks like when everything is pulled together, esp the chairs!

Holly said...

So nice!! I always love seeing the progress on these projects - just the update to the stairs makes a huge difference. And I can't wait to see that botanical installation too.

Mrs. DeVore said...

What a difference the painted staircase made! I love all the other changes too, can't wait to see it!

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