Right after Christmas, I had the pleasure of making over these gorgeous, detailed built ins, as well as the fireplace mantel and molding. I braced myself knowing this job was going to be fun, but dangerous. The lower level stuff would be no issue, but I needed a ladder on top of a scaffold to hit that top tiered set of shelves.
I had planned for this job to take about a week, as the client wanted the distressed look for all the components. This is the first job I have taken outside of the home since Princess was a newborn. The difference here is that I love what I’m doing and Hubbs would get to fulfill his dream of being a stay-at-home-dad, even if just for a week.
This job was a dream job and has spoiled me for anything future. The homeowners and their precious family were super accommodating, gracious, lovely, and completely confident in my abilities to take their already spectacular space and kicking up the wow factor a few notches.
My favorite aspect of this job is the unexpected take on the mantel. Originally, the family wanted the same black distressed application on the mantel as the rest of the built ins. However, after seeing what it looked like once I started dry-brushing the paint on, they loved the Restoration Hardware feel of the dimension and texture it received after a few strategic layers were applied.
That wraps up this installment of Transformation Tuesday. Thank you, Lent family from the bottom of my heart. I just enjoyed doing this in every way possible and had so much fun. Stay tuned for my next segment of Transformation Tuesday.4
For more junkin’ pleasure, check out my Junky Monday Roundup posts to keep tabs on what I score from week to week. Until next time.XO, Tommie