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March, 2014

Painterly Furniture

A painterly brushstroke captures the mood and intention of an artist. This application on furniture carries the attributes of a painting. It’s spontaneous, dynamic and adaptable to direction. The palettes are endless. Fabric paints are widely available and it’s just as easy to use additives if you have latex paint lying around. I recently suggested to a client we paint her dining chairs to very loosely tell a story so when guests are present the dining room would still be animated. I would just as easily order a new piece and paint it, but before you recover or donate your tired old furniture consider a painterly approach.

 

I collaborated with an enormously talented artist Nina Santos in updating these tired chairs.

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via Daily Brilliant

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Painterly Fabric by Dedar via The Apartment Copenhagen

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  Rolfsachs Ginger Fred

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  via Remodelista

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 via Oliver Furth via California Home Design

How To Paint Fabric, Without Fabric Paint http://painting.about.com/cs/fabricpainting/gr/pr_GoldenGAC900.htmhttp://www.ehow.com/how_2174719_turn-acrylic-paint-fabric-paint.html

Bleached Blonde Pale Timber Wood

I can’t seem to get enough of this bleached blonde wood. The finish celebrates the wood species and it’s natural characteristics. I am very fond of how clean and chalk-y it makes a space. This finish is super forgiving of pets and other sources of patina. White ash and white birch are best suited to this finish but I have seen beautiful results with bleached walnut, hickory and pear.

Coblonal

Coblonal Andorra Architecture

 

archiexpo white ash floor

Archiexpo White Ash

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Archiexpo American White

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Boen Flooring

Here’s a recipe for existing floors:

http://www.remodelista.com/posts/how-to-create-a-scandi-whitewashed-floor