Shannon Berrey

Labor Day and a chair love affair

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

I hope you had a great long weekend! It was nice having the kids home from school. I didn't get much of a break, however, because I have lots of great projects in the works and a painter that is needing color selections asap. 

choosing a pink combo for a little pink stripe action for a 9 year old.

A bunkbed big boy room for a 5 year old.

  And a bedroom + lounge area based around a blue and lime ikat that my 14 year old client picked out.

I always test my paint colors in the room where they are going. Lots of windows, lack of windows, low ceilings, floor colors--it all plays into how a color will read in a space. You may love a color that you saw on a boutique wall, but when you try it in your particular space, it may look completely different. An inexpensive way to test several colors is with the sample pots from Lowe's. 

They will color match any color from any brand. My store sells these 1/2 pint tubs for $2.98 and there is always plenty left over to use for other projects.   

I'm also working on converting a Bed and Breakfast in Hendersonville back to a single family home. It doesn't look too bad from the outside right ??

Well, step inside shall we....  

We are blowing this baby out! We have removed a bajillion walls and are taking her up as well.

All that beauty was covered up!! 

It has a long way to go.

I'm also working on a beautiful 11,000sq ft+ McMansion in Biltmore Forest.

 

All the walls and ceilings are plaster and there are some moldings to be repaired. This house has a great layout, incredibly tall ceilings and original floors.

But, we have a lot to do to make her really sparkle. Everything's coming out of the kitchen and we are designing a stunning new gourmet kitchen.

Every single bathroom is getting a  gut job.

And we are turning the master bath into a hallway that leads to the new master bedroom and also converting a guest room into a walk-in closet and new master bath. These are only a few of the big plans we have for this beauty.   

I found the perfect pair of antique side tables that will become new bedside tables with a fun paint job in the pink room. 

and then I spotted the most incredible vintage chair...

I sat in her, I loved on her, I desperately searched for a stain, a rip, a smell---and yet there was nothing!! It has to be 30-40 years old and yet it is perfect. I wanted it so badly. I dreamt of a room based on this chair full of limey-yellows, aquas and greens.

Couldn't you see her being so happy in this lovely room...

Pinned Image

{amanda nisbett}

And then I walked around the corner and my eyes landed on this.

{bad photo, awesome painting}

It was like the chair was spitting out offspring!!

I can't believe I walked away from her...

 

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***update--creating this post has shown me that that chair must be purchased. by me. I called, and it is still available {%$#**??!!} What??? All you people walked by her this weekend???!! So now one of you wonderful readers need to hire me so we can create a fantasically fun room based around her. And, if you call soon, I'm throwing in an extra bonus, just because you're awesome.

 

This promiscuous chair is killing me!!   

 

The Sharpie chair

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My friend, Angela, is one hugely talented lady. {Not to mention one of the nicest and funniest people you will ever meet}. She has a whirly swirly brain and I so love that about her!

She found this awesome retro chair at Scotts. Very lovely as is. But, Angela is all about makeovers and allowing beauty to ooze out of everything she touches. So Mr. Brown Chair was given some primer and a little semi-gloss.Then she handed Sharpies out to her kids, her friends and her hubby with the instructions to 'draw a silly face.'

How fun and beautiful is this work in progress??!!

You'll want to go over to her blog, The Painted House, and check out her other chair makeovers and some peaks into her fabulous artist studio.

{Angela, please please leave a little spot for me!!}

{images via tph blog}

Eye Candy

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

While shopping at the Hickory Furniture Mart recently I stumbled on this sweet treat:

Eye Candy: {ahy – kan—dee}

 

Someone or something visually

 attractive or pleasing to look at

 

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And speaking of eye candy...the new Lonny is live -- and it is good!

The Picasso chair

Friday, May 27, 2011



This adorable chair was a birthday present for Max who was turning 1.  Anna and her other son
 Harry {Absolutely Beautiful Things} combined their artistic talents and created this unique present
using fabric felt markers. Anna found the small vintage chair and had it upholstered in white canvas.
 She included a special note on the back along with the date. I think this is one of the most special
gifts I have ever seen. 

I bought a white canvas club chair for my daughters room years ago. The sole reason behind the
purchase was to do the exact same thing that Anna has done. But, I wanted to include everything
from her {then} 11 years of life.....that's a lot of events! Then with every passing year, more great
events were happening {funny how life does that...}

Maybe I will consider having it completed by the time she graduates from high school in 2 years :)   

To see more about this chair, visit Anna's blog. It is a real treat. 


Shannon Berrey Bio
I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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