Saturday, December 26, 2009

Recreating your old mirrors with paint

What did all of these mirrors have in common? Their home owners didn't like the way they looked anymore. One of them had been under a bed for several years another one was on it's way to be stored in the closet of no return, the last one was on it's way to a consignment shop. We gave them a new updated color and back on the wall they went!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Chair transformation

Feather Your Nest is a consignment shop in Greenville, South Carolina that I frequent. I love the challenge of taking someone's castoff and turning it into a treasure. I picked up four of these babies for a song. Jeremy did his magic then we recovered the seats in a french black and tan check. Voila!
They will make a lovely addition to our breakfast nook and just in time for Holiday guests. Don't you just love 'em!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Nyberg's Rough Luxe Hotel

Homeowner Denise Nyberg and Residential Contractor Shirley Curry needed to find old wooden beams for Denise's home add on.

Otis the Job Super, told us "Finding old wood shouldn't be a problem. Right? Wrong, they called everybody. You can find it on the west coast but not here!"

Then Denise remember us from a project we had worked on for her a year ago! We went over and looked at what they wanted.

Denise and Shirley decided it would be best on installing new cedar beams and having us distressing them.

Returning a few days later with a heavy chain over my shoulder, a pick sheathed into my belt, a tomahawk in one hand, and a brick in the other.

Curious? How many of us can go whack on someone else stuff with a brick, and chain, and or a tomahawk for several hours and not get into trouble!

Check-out the plaster job next to the faux beam support by the light switch. We distressed it and cracked it to give that Rough Luxe Hotel look, as our good friend Denise would say.

Shirley Curry
President of Curry & Co.
can be found at Tel: (864)370-2644

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Happy Holidays from the Greer's 09

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This year we wanted to add a few more lights to the tree. While we were out looking, we found these old timey cinnamon brooms. We wanted to add some texture to the tree, so we bought three of them, I broke them apart and stuck them into the tree like pheasant feathers. Looks and smells great!

We would like to take this moment and thank everyone, who helped make this year, another success! We could not do it without our clients, designers, builders, and our suppliers!!!

From our house to your house Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Brass Medallion Installed

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Here it is installed, our faux brass medallion, hard to believe its white foam. The medallion weighs around three pounds or less and the light fixture weighed over or close to three hundred pounds. Pat the homeowner had to have a special pull installed to support the weight.