Showing posts with label gloss finish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gloss finish. 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!











Cheers,


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Client Project: Cottage Dining Set Restoration

Our most recent client project is ready for reveal and we have been so excited to share this transformation with you guys! I love when a client comes to Bloom. with a big project that needs a lot of work. Because once all of that hard work is complete and the piece is looking all shiny and new, my reward is the look of surprise and happiness that always lights up a client's face. This project was no exception.

A client came to Bloom. wanting a complete makeover on this fantastic vintage dining set for their family's summer estate in Eastern Michigan. The table had been painted a few times before, and after years of minimal upkeep had transformed into a less-than-chic, shabby and tattered piece of furniture. Let's take a look at the Befores:






The client requested a new stain for the table top, crisp white on table bottom and chairs and wanted stately plaid for the cushions. We could not wait to see the black vinyl seats go! Fabric was sourced online and shipped in. While we waited, the table and chairs were sprayed via HVLP spray application in a semi-gloss white. The table top was stripped and stained in a dark walnut and sealed using a gloss polyurethane. Because the table leg tips and chair tips were metal, Bloom. suggested a shiny gold-dipped look using a metallic paint. Once the fabric arrived, each chair cushion was reupholstered and assembled.

Everything came together wonderfully and we could not be more pleased with the results:















What a transformation! Thanks so much for reading!

Bloom. Restorations is happy to offer free consultations to interested clients. Please contact us at Bloom8281@gmail.com or via Facebook to learn more. We provide attentive care and consideration to each and every piece of furniture our clients place in our hands. Every client is provided a private Pinterest page to ensure that both Bloom. and the client are on the same page in terms of project inspiration and direction. We are happy to offer delivery services and currently accept cash, check and PayPal. If you have a piece of furniture that you'd like to see Bloom, we'd love to talk about it! Contact us today!



Monday, July 13, 2015

Client Project: Restored Vintage Buffet in Red Lacquer

Danielle and I are so pleased to reveal our first client project together as Bloom. Restorations! This project is special to us both in so many ways, not only because it is our first collaboration as a team but also because the project involved using tools and techniques that we had never used before. This was such a great learning experience and we are so excited to share it with you all!

We are loving high-gloss finishes right now, and anything that offers a bold pop of color is especially fun. So when a client approached Bloom. to restore her mid-century buffet in a bright, red lacquer we were more than excited to get started. Our client had purchased the buffet locally and it was in quite a state. It needed a few repairs and the solid brass hardware was in desperate need of a polish. Here are some befores:






The buffet included an attached hutch, which the client did not wish to incorporate into the finished piece. We easily removed the hutch and filled in the old screw holes with wood filler. The entire piece was given a good sanding and cleaned thoroughly to remove dust and buildup. The original, solid brass hardware was cleaned and polished using a cool, DIY method that you can learn more about here. Once the hardware was polished, it was sealed with a clear coat of spray enamel.

As mentioned earlier, our client wished to have the piece refinished in a shiny, red lacquer, which we absolutely love! To ensure an even, shiny finish, we decided to apply the lacquer using a compressor-powered, HVLP paint sprayer. This was our first experience with paint spraying and the process involved a lot of trial and error. There were some very interesting bumps in the road, but thankfully, we were working with a very patient client, and after what felt like a never-ending journey, the project was finished. The results are nothing short of stunning elegance.

After delivering and installing the piece into the client's home, we were lucky enough to be allowed to photograph the buffet in it's new resting spot. Let's take a look!













We love everything about this room from the beautiful vintage dining table, to the gorgeously unique chandelier. And now that a custom painted Bloom. piece has been added, we couldn't love it any more!

Thank you so much for visiting the blog today!

-Shannon & Danielle

If you are interested in learning more about Bloom. Restorations and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact us at bloom8281@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook.