Saturday, 1 June 2013

Power Styling and a Coastal Sideboard Makeover!

Good Evening Lovelies,

Sharing this piece I just finished for a lovely client.  I made over her TV cabinet last year, so when she emailed me about doing her sideboard to match I was very happy :)

Here's a before pic, orangey finish, but a well made quality piece.

 
 
I gave the piece a sand and good clean.  Then two coats of Zinsser and two coats of Dulux Lime Wash paint in white.  It's a thin yet chalky style paint, which sands beautifully but coverage is not fantastic hence four coats to achieve the look I was after...
 
 
 
 
I worked on this piece in the garage, aka my studio ;)  Due to its size and weight I decided against hauling it up to the house to take photos. 
 
 
I had limited time too, so a quick garage 'power styling' session was called for...


{*Power Styling... kind of like power walking or power shopping; only imagine a paint covered woman running around the house grabbing random objects and throwing it quickly together for the purpose of snapping some photos!}


Hubby and the kids didn't even bat an eyelid on seeing this set up in the garage...  I think they've become accustomed to my crazy antics ;)
 
 
 
 
 
I refinished the original drawer hardware and added some new crystal cut glass knobs to the cupboard doors for a touch of bling!
 
 
 


Who would of thought garage styling would be so much fun!   I wonder how many calories are burned Power Styling?  Have you had to style on the hop?

The sideboard was picked up this afternoon and my client loves it, which makes me very happy!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Jo xx


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29 comments:

  1. Hi Jo,
    Lots of nice ideas- which coast are you located on?
    Regards Jo McComiskey
    jomccomiskey.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thanks so much Jo, I'm in Sydney. Kind regards, Jo

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    2. Hi Jo
      I'm an ex Sydneysider now Melbourne Mt ranges-
      Renovating an old weatherboard in Olinda...bathroom transformation complete!
      Lots of economical styling ideas...have a squiz at my bathroom reno mini series, when you have time....getting prep-ed for a Home Beaut shoot in spring.

      http://jomccomiskey.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/bathroom-reno-mini-series.html

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  2. I too, am a power styling expert :-)
    Love how the painted hardware on the drawers turned out! I'm about to do this on a client piece (haven't painted metal hardware before!) so lovely to see how it turned out for you!

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    1. Fun way to burn calories ;) Thanks Courtney, shame to waste good quality hardware when you can paint it! Jo x

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  3. what a great job. this looks gorgeous. as for the power styling....awesome effort!
    Bec x

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  4. It looks beautiful! Love the colour and the distressing.

    I absolutely know what you mean about styling - sometimes getting a piece into the house is impossible, so you make do!

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    1. Thanks Catherine :) Hehe yes a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do! x

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  5. You have done a beautiful job as usual. Yes I have done power styling , if anyone had seen me I would have looked like a crazy woman !! There was chaos all around but the image looked calm & serene.
    Karyn x

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    1. Thanks so much Karyn! Haha it's all about hiding the chaos ;) x

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  6. hi Jo - it's really beautiful - i sometimes think my favourite makeovers are orange pine to white as the transformation is so damn amazing!! No wonder your clients were happy. Fiona xx

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    1. Thanks Fiona! For orange pine the only way is up! ;) Jo xx

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  7. I wouldn't have realised it was your garage if you hadn't said so. I find it hard to get a good spot with good light and surrounds for my pics so they're pretty bad at the moment. As for power styling, it's usually with a toddler and preschooler in tow, so if I turn my back for too long, they rearrange it or add their toys to the mix! Looks beautiful x

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    1. Thanks Alison! He he added fun with little helpers! ;) Jo x

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  8. I love how your side board came out, love the colors you used as well! (found your site via dedicated house)

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    1. Hi Dria, Thanks so much for visiting me and for your kind comments :) Jo x

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  9. Haha power styling! Love it Jo :)
    Cas x

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    1. Thanks Cas! Aiming for 3 sessions a week... might be able to give up my gym membership yet ;O x

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  10. I LOVE this piece...just pinned it..:))
    Over from Eliz and Co

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  11. love this sideboard! white is so right sometimes!

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  12. Fantastic painting! I'm following your site now.. keep up the great creations!
    Cheers! Cindy @ sunsetcoasting.blogspot.com

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  13. What a beautiful piece! And love your styling!

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  14. You did an awesome job. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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  15. Had you not said "garage", I would have never have known! The side board looks amazing!! I found you on "Finding Fabulous". Love you blog!

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  16. All I can say is WOW. I also use Zinser smartprime I love the stuff. I dont experiment with many different types of paints as I kind of shy away from using stuff I dont know incase I get the wrong type and it doesnt work out ... and its not cheap stuff. Your blog is giving me some great advice on good paints though, so thanks!

    http://coastalvintagechic.blogspot.com.au/

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Hi... I love reading your comments, they make my day! Thanks so much for stopping by :) Jo xx

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