Showing posts with label Benjamin Moore. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Benjamin Moore. Show all posts

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,


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!




Thursday, April 28, 2016

DIY Series Kitchen Redo: Cabinets Update!

It's been a long time since we've given you an update on our first-ever DIY Series project and we are super excited to fill you in on the latest along with a sneak peek on the progress!

The weather has slowly been getting nicer and now that I can get outside to work, I've been very busy finishing up the cabinets. As you know, one of the biggest aspects to my kitchen redo has been repainting all of my cabinets. The top cabinets have been painted a crisp white, while the bottom cabinets are now blue using Benjamin Moore's amazing Advance line. This paint is THE BEST possible paint you can choose for cabinets. We can't get enough! You can learn a little bit more about using Advance for this project in another Kitchen Redo post here.

On either side of my sink, I decided to try an open shelving concept with a dramatic, dark color for the interiors. So far, I am loving it. My kitchen is on the smaller side so the work has been fairly easy. Moving in sections, I removed all of the cabinet doors and stacked them in my living room. Then I wiped down all cabinet boxes with warm water and TSP. It is important to thoroughly clean all surfaces before painting, to remove built up dirt, grime and grease. I then taped off all edges using my new favorite painter's tape, ScotchBlue Edge-Lock. I got to work using a small, angled brush to cut in the edges and a larger brush and roller for all box faces. While the boxes dried, I headed outside to get to work on the doors. After cleaning all the doors with TSP, I used the HVLP paint sprayer to apply multiple coats of paint to each cabinet door.

Because we have a limited amount of nice days during Michigan's Spring season, actually getting outside to finish the doors took forever. We're talking weeks of open lower cabinets, and dishes piled everywhere. Here's a look at how my kitchen and dining room have looked over the last few months:





What a mess! I've since been able to put the doors back up and was then tasked with finding new hardware on a budget. I knew the look I wanted; something simple and modern. Brass T-bar pulls were at the top of my list.




They were also at the top of my price range. After scouring the internet for something affordable, a friend recommended I try Etsy. Best idea ever! I was able to find these awesome pulls, the exact look I wanted, for $50.00 LESS than the total cost of any other pulls I looked at!


With the cabinets finally finished and back up and the new hardware in, I can start to concentrate on other areas of the Redo like refinishing my kitchen island and a small section of butcher block counter top. Those projects are in full swing and we'll have an update here on those items as well as a few other cool things to share! In the meantime, take a sneak peek at my freshly painted and decorated open cabinets!




Stay tuned and as always, thank you so much for reading!


Friday, April 1, 2016

Our Favorite Things: Paint Colors

The weather is starting to get warmer and Spring is here! For Bloom. Restorations, this means getting outside and getting to work on fabulous new furniture projects. For today's Favorite Things post, we'll be focusing on a few of our favorite paint colors. Let's dive right in!


1. Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore. The perfect shade of navy. We love it in dining rooms with gold and white accents.

2. Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore. A crisp, clean white with grey undertones. Perfect for cabinets.

3. Eros Pink by Sherwin Williams. A bright, delicious shade of pink. We think it would be fantastic on a small buffet; the perfect conversation piece.

4. Fresh Butter by Benjamin Moore. A soft, buttery yellow that packs a bit of pop. Excellent choice for a refreshed front door!

5. Pelt by Farrow and Ball. A striking purple with dark undertones. Would be perfect on an accent wall or perhaps on a vintage vanity restoration.

6. Nimbus by Benjamin Moore. This icy gray is an excellent neutral and pairs well with other colors. We'd love it on a large, vintage buffet in a high-gloss. Actually, we've done it before and you can see the finished piece right here!

7. Calypso Orange by Benjamin Moore. We are loving bold, bright colors for Spring and this tangerine-inspired color would look perfect in a high-gloss finish on a mid-century modern chair.

8. Urbane Bronze by Sherwin Williams. A very interesting mix of brown, gray and black. We love this color for cabinet interiors or perhaps on an antique curved buffet with dark, wax finish.

9. Chappell Green by Farrow and Ball. This tropical, coastal blue-hued green would look fantastic in a formal dining room that gets plenty of natural light.

10. Real Red by Sherwin Williams. A lovely, perfect red that would work nicely on a front door or a small, accent table. Instant classic!

What are your favorite colors? What brands do you prefer? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned here on the blog and Facebook for new projects and restorations.