Showing posts with label colors. Show all posts
Showing posts with label colors. Show all posts

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!


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.