Friday, November 23, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Exterior Row House in DC

We just finished this row house on Capitol Hill. Everything got a fresh coat of paint and it looks great.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Add some color to your bathroom.

Bathrooms are a good place to add some cool colors over standard white. Here you see the finished product on a freshly painted bathroom.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Me with finished door and door frame.

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Interior stairs before and after.

Here you can really see the difference a little paint makes. These stairs were transformed from dull and drab to clean and sleek in just a few hours.  
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Finished interior stairs.

These stairs were an off white with a lot of dirt and scuff marks. By going a dark gray it really sets the stairs apart in a beautiful way.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Master bedroom finished product.

Another view of the cool gray.

Master Bedroom before and after.

 After having new hardwood floors put in, this room received an updated look with a fresh coat of ceiling paint and a light gray color on the walls.
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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Chalkboard paint!

My first experience using the chalkboard paint for a girl's room. It took three coats but turned out well.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Red bathroom.

This bathroom was formerly an off white color. Take note when going from an off white (especially in a flat paint) to a dark color in a semi-gloss. This bathroom took four coats to completely cover in a semigloss. You live you learn right. Next time I will paint one coat of the red in a flat paint, then apply one to two coats of the semigloss red.

Fresh white trim!

Cool gray for dining room.

Fun trim color.

Blue bedroom.

This master bedroom was transformed from a dull off white color to a soothing blue in just one day!

Friday, June 1, 2012

DC Row House After!

Here's the finished product! The owners decided to go with a little black trim around the windows to tie in the door, stairs, and upper molding. Looks great! And, no more Halloween colors.

DC Row House Before...

This DC row house needed a full makeover on the front exterior. I almost always power wash first to clean off the existing surfaces of dirt and grime. Then, the preparation and painting begins. Both the home owners and I were wondering what was up with the Halloween colors down low.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Before and after or Cap Hill home. From an antique brick look to a fresh yellow with a beautiful blue door!
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This ikea table top needed a few coats of a natural stain to bring out the natural wood grains. To protect it after staining, use a clear coat of polyurethane.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

This Floridian bedroom was formerly a blue aquamarine - both the ceilings and walls. For large rooms it is not a good idea to paint the walls and ceiling the same color, especially when it's dark. It makes the room feel very small and cloistered. This room was transformed into a light and open space by painting the ceiling white and adding a lighter, softer Luna green color to the walls.
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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Stairs transformation.

Here's another pic of the all wood stairs going black and white!
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Stairs: before and after.

Before and after pictures of interior stairs gone black and white. If you've got a lot of natural wood in your house (floors, stairs, railing, spindles), consider a classy upgrade on your stairs and railing in black and white!
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These stairs were a natural wood look similar to the floor. The black and white accent colors help anchor some color in a room with a lot of natural wood and look classy.
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