So, back to black. I found this painting on Ebay and absolutely had to have it. I don't even like martinis but the colors were perfect. And I knew it would pop with a black wall in front of it. So I painted one wall our dinning room black. (don't have a cow, the whole downstairs is open so its not dark at all.)
So what do you think?
Coming soon the opposite wall in the kitchen will also be black.
Now, if you haven't been able to tell I like bright colors and to take risks. After I took a big risk painting my 1/2 bath Black, I had a fellow mother say she always think as black as Juvenille and Trashy. So, here is my "Trashy" Half Bath. I like getting a reaction out of people. So, I am proud to be "trashy"
Leanne is my niece and I did this room for her. It started out being one shade of pink with white alternating thing stripes for texture but it ended up looking like glue so I added a metallic pink on top of the white stripes to keep the texture but to get rid of the glue look. Painting and design sometimes is hit and miss. Ideas don't always come out like you expect but the good thing about paint is that it can be painted over for a whole new look.
This is my niece and you can see behind her the textured lines.
I started the idea of this business around May of 06 after having a boss during my internship that I was not too happy with. I thought to myself that I did not want to work for someone else and would much rather be my own boss. So I started doing projects for friends and family and a few clients. I put it on the back burner while I went through personal stuff and actually found a job that I am very happy with. And haven't advertised like I should because 1 part laziness, 1 part busyness (is that a contridiction?) and 1 part because of my shyness (no one believes that I am shy) So this is my first start... A blog to show the world (at least the internet world) my work. Well here it is, please let me know what you think good, bad or indifferent!
Yee-HAW This is my very first project and believe it or not it was an actual paying customer! It was a cowboy themed room. The bottom half is painted in red to look like a bandana with a real rope dividing the top half, which is a linen weave faux finish. One wall had a mural painted (which my very first) and if I don't say so myself looked Awesome. I added details to the hat, fence, cactus and boots. I also add white fluffy clouds to the ceiling. This job to 28 hours to complete. Enjoy!
RUBBER DUCKIE My next prjoct was a friends Bathroom. It is pretty Self Explanitory and took 4 hours.
Bored or BoardThis next project was another paying customer, who wanted a beach inspired bathroom. This project to 17 hours. My personal favorite is the peep-hole... and the seagul you can see wayyyyyyy in the back of the picture near the door.
GAMER-AHOLIC This next room I did for my younger teenage brother. He is one of those creatures that plays only video games. I painted three of the walls gray and the head board wall red. I painted what I call a "heart beat" line across the middle with a graffiti inspired tag. The heart beat line even went through the doors. This project took between 10-12 hours to complete.
I have a very wild, bright and colorful style and have a good friend whose style matched mine. So, I was able to paint a lot of things in her first house. She helped me with my portfolio and I helped her with free labor. NICKELODEONThis room is my nickelodeon inspired room. This was for her 3 boys, who wanted something fun and colorfull and I think I gave them just what they were looking for...at the end of the 3 blobs we ended up painting each of the boys name, so each boy got its own blob. EASTEREGGThis next room was for her 2 girls and we called it the easter egg. The room had polka dots over various sizes all the head board wall with a larger circle and their names where the head board goes in the center. And alternating stripes on the rest of the walls.
GONEWILDIn the master bedroom I painted zebra stripes on the doors and I think it looks "WILD" COCA COLAMy friend has everything coca cola for her kitchen and wanted something to go along with that theme. I painted alternating squares to look like tiles with grout because they couldn't afford to have real tiles. Here is a picture before the appliances and face plates were back in...