Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Client Project: Small Vintage Cabinet Restore

A client had this adorable vintage cabinet in her garage for quite some time when she approached Bloom. about giving it a new look. The piece belonged to her grandmother and had been painted once before. After years of wear and tear, the green paint had begun to peel and chip away. The client requested a polished look in a rich shade of navy with a quick refresh to the hardware. Let's take a look at the Befores:



We absolutely love Benjamin Moore's Hale Navy and suggested the color in a satin finish to the client. After applying the paint via HVLP sprayer we added a few coats of polyurethane to just the cabinet top for added protection should the client choose to add decor accessories to the piece. The hardware was given a new look using Barkeeper's Friend and was then sealed using a clear coat of enamel spray. We think the finished look is a polished and classic finish that will give our client many years to enjoy. Take a look:




Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Cheers,

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Client Project: Pair of Dressers

A previous client recently purchased a pair of dressers to use as nightstands in her master bedroom.  She new exactly what she wanted, the dressers done in a semi gloss white finish with a gold accent that would feature the unique lines of the pieces.

Before



The original hardware was in pretty rough shape, but with some Bar Keepers Friend and a damp paper towel the results were perfect!


After


We chose to use Benjamin Moore's Advance line in the color Mayonnaise.  The white has a warmth to it that really works well with the gold/brass accents.  We were playing around with where to add the gold outline, and are very pleased with the result of choosing the inlay around the drawers




These dressers are going to work perfectly as nightstands with deep drawers and a durable, long lasting finish.

Thank you,
Shannon and Danielle



Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Client Project: Bedroom Set Restoration

When Bloom. was asked to collaborate with a local designer on a beautiful bedroom set, we could not have been more excited. When we were told the look was "Hollywood Glam" we were downright thrilled. The client's daughter's room was undergoing a glamorous makeover, with touches of sophisticated elegance and hints of mid century modern flare. We were tasked with transforming two tired, vintage pieces into shining stars. Let's take a look at how the pieces looked when they came to us:



The designer requested a lacquer-like finish with gold accents. Bloom. suggested Benjamin Moore's Advance line which is a water-based, Alkyd paint that offers a perfectly smooth, self-leveling finish. To achieve a shiny, lacquer finish, we selected the "High Gloss" finish. After discussing various color samples with the client, it was decided that the color would be Poolside Blue, a gorgeously rich and stylish shade of turquoise. To achieve the requested, gold-accented hardware, we used a combination of Barkeeper's Friend and slightly damp paper towel to remove years of patina from each piece of hardware. After buffing thoroughly, each piece was sprayed with a protective coat of clear enamel gloss.

The end result here is serious Hollywood Glam. We are super excited to be a part of such a cool room makeover and can't wait to see the completed room design! For now, enjoy some pics of the finished furniture!











Cheers,


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Vintage Phone Bench Restoration

I love this bench. Seriously. Even before I made it Bloom. I still had some lovey feelings for it. I love the curves and the floral carving in the chair back. I love the little side desk with additional storage. I love that it is naturally distressing in some parts and how it looked even better when I added some "faux" distressing of my own. It is just the most perfect little accent piece I think I have ever come upon. Let me show you how it looked when it came to my garage:


Now, I know what you're thinking. Leopard print fabric? What the what??? Let me tell you guys... that's not even fabric. Whoever had the priveledge of owning this adorable little bench actually used a leopard print TOWEL to cover it's adorable little seat! Once I got that odd choice of decorative seat fabric off, the bench looked a million times better. I decided on a crisp, sage green for the wood which I lightly distressed once the paint had time to cure. A few coats of clear wax added just the right amount of sheen to the finish. Danielle recovered the seat in a gorgeous, script fabric that added just the right amount of elegant, vintage charm.

I am in love! The finished piece is probably one of my favorite projects yet. Take a look!







So purdy. Though it pains me to part with it, this piece is available for purchase locally. Contact us at Bloom8281@gmail.com. Thanks so much for reading today!


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Unique Chairside Table with Lamp

This unique piece was given to me by a friend who was clearing out his garage and came upon this table with a lamp built into it. I can honestly say I've never seen anything like it and wasn't sure exactly the direction to go at first, but after keeping it in my garage for a little while, I became inspired when my daughter mentioned how small the table was and how it would be perfect for a child to use. I decided then and there to create something fit for a princess bedroom! Let's take a look at the Before pic:


You can see how difficult it was to imagine something sweet and pretty when looking at the Before pic, right? I decided on a pretty pink from Benjamin Moore called "Rhododendron". It reminds me of pink taffy. Because the drawer had been warped from moisture damage, it was sanded down and covered in a delicate script fabric, complete with a gold, crown graphic, for an added "royal" touch. The old, dated lampshade was switched out for an elegant, modern lampshade in a complementary script fabric. I also tossed the scuffed drawer pull and added two clear knobs for a final, feminine touch. The end result is pink, princess charm:




This adorable table is part of our Purchase Locally collection and if you would like information on how to purchase, please contact us at Bloom8281@gmail.com.

Thanks so much for reading!










UPDATE: This piece has been sold. But don't be sad! We have many other wonderful items available for purchase! Contact us to learn more!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Quick Piano Bench Redo

My mom purchased this piano bench a few weeks after moving into her first home. She found it at a garage sale and decided to fix it up, paint it and use it as a cute end table in her brand-new living room. When she decided it was time for the bench to move on and offered it to me, I was eager to put my own creative spin on it. Let's take a look at the before picture:


After cleaning and prepping the piece, 2 coats of Benjamin Moore's Urbane Bronze was applied via HVLP paint sprayer. We love the rich, brown and gold tones in this graphite-based color. After letting the paint cure for 24 hours, a stencil design was applied to the bench top in BM's Dove White. The entire piece was finished in clear wax.

Let's take a look at the finished piece:




I love the unique look of the Urbane Bronze paired with the bright white stencil design. I'm sure this piano bench would fit nicely into a new home and now that this piece is part of our Purchase Locally collection, it should be able to do just that in the near future. For more information on how to purchase this Restored Piano Bench and other fine furniture, contact us at Bloom8281@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page.

Thanks for reading today!




Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Antique Settee Refinish

When a friend found this antique settee sitting outside on the curb and sent a picture over I had to have it!  Once it arrived I realized that it had been rained on, well loved and a cat had definitely snuggled up on it a few times, but the shape and style were right up my alley.

Before



Once all of the fabric, padding and wood veneer was removed and I could get a good look at this well made piece of furniture I was glad it ended up in my collection.  
A lot of repairs needed to be made to the woodwork (i.e. arms held together by duct tape) and the under webbing/straps had to all be removed and replaced.  But, the biggest part of the transformation would be choosing a paint color and fabric that would really make this piece pop.




After

A beautiful gray patterned fabric was chosen and custom piping was added to the piece.  While a rich gold metallic finish really helped to accentuate the beautiful lines and detail.







This antique settee is a perfect example of something that was once considered trash and with a little love was able to Bloom.  

Interested in purchasing this piece? This and many other furniture pieces that we have refinished are available for sale locally, contact us for more details.


P.S. Please let us know what you think in the comments section below :)