Monday, February 14, 2011

Round 4 Projects - Vote For the Champion

Can you believe we are already to Round 4? Our final round of Season 2? It's gone by so quickly for me. However, our contestants might say differently, especially when you see these incredible projects they did. I can't believe how much time and work went into each of these projects! Wow - it's great stuff!

You guys definitely have a tough decision ahead of you, because in this final round you are only allowed ONE VOTE. So browse through these three projects and then vote for your champion at the end of this post. Poll will remain open until Tuesday, February 15th @ 10 pm MST.

Project #1 - Dutch-style Faux Pantry
While flipping through an Architectural Digest during the Super Bowl, I was completely blown away by a luxury home's custom kitchen. Wowsa. Specifically? I adored the pantry.

Take a look:

And now look at mine. Dinky, right? Boring, right?

While there's nothing I can do about the size, I can make every effort to make it look fabulous.

This began with a new door. And not just any door:

my new, improved, homemade Dutch-style door with faux cabinetry.

A van-full of wood from the hardware store later, massive amounts of hard work,

and here we are. It's the crowning jewel of my kitchen. That's for sure.

Project #2 - Master Bedroom Redo
After four solid days of stitching up this brand new look for a client, I am "bug eyed and not bushy tailed". I'm pooped. Worn out. Beat. I may never sew again...

Not really. 'Cuz, I've been sewing all my life.

So when a client needed a master makeover and I needed a project for the CWTS finale, I jumped at the chance.

After shopping for fabric and accessories, it was time to get down to business. A local quilt shop quilted the silk coverlet for me in a rush. I can't thank them enough. It's gorgeous -- pictures do not do it justice.

I wanted to cover the round table in the unexpected and I think I got my wish. It's big, and stands up nicely to the canopy.

That's a down foot warmer at the end of the bed. Cool, huh?

So, after four looooooong days (and nights) I'm happy to say I'm pleased with the results and so is my client.

Project #3 - Mosaic Bean Art and Belt Chair
While many projects in this competition have been amazing, most of them require some sort of tools or know-how that not everyone has. I decided for my last project, to create something that literally ANYONE could duplicate no matter their talent or budget.

Using an old chair, belts, vase, lamp shade and frame (all from the thrift store) I was able to create a whole new look that can be customized to any taste.

First, to do the bean art, I simply found a picture online that I liked, projected it onto my old painting and traced the image. Then it turns into a big paint by numbers, only using beans instead. I think the art only cost me $5.00, total including the $2.00 I spent on the framed art. I couldn't believe that I could be so lucky as to find such a big frame for only $2.00!

The chair had no seat on it and I wanted an easy affordable solution that looked really cool. The belts were another thing I got at the thrift store. Weaving them together and then tacking them to the underside of the chair gave the chair a unique and modern look.

The clear vase got a coat of turquoise paint and some branches from the yard. Then I simply covered the lamp shade in a solid fabric and then stenciled the design onto it. I also used a stencil on the pillow which I made from an old skirt I found at the thrift store.

There you have it. Home decor that anyone can duplicate and that can be suited to your own personal taste.




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11 comments:

  1. amazing, amazing, girls. good job!:)

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  2. Love the bean art. I really need to try this.

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  3. great job ladies--WOW!! amazing projects.

    That pantry is fab.
    The bedroom is pretty.
    The art work is so unique.

    Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

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  4. Amazing projects! Good luck to the winner! I am a new follower.
    Cheers!
    Jen
    www.cariboobutterfly.com

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  5. What a hard decision! They are all so fabulous!

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  6. Oh my goodness - this is all so fantastic!! I wish all of you could come do my whole house!

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  8. Belts for the chair seat? That is genius! I will never turn away from a seatless chair again!

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  9. These are all beautiful projects -- such talented people. As amazing as they all are -- that bean art is incredible!!!

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  10. HOLY MOSES. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO VOTE FOR THIS STUFF?! Ridiculous. You ladies are ridiculously talented. I'm almost disgusted by how talented you are. And by disgusted I of course mean 'ragingly jealous'

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