Thursday, May 27, 2010

Interiors: Paint It

These two paint projects, as featured in the May issue of Livingetc. make me want to paint something.  The banister is certainly not for the shy, but against a white wall and white stairs, it pops without looking tacky.
































I'm sure the dripped paint on the dresser is harder to accomplish then it looks, but that's why I'd buy a thrift store dresser to practice on.  Fun isn't it?






























{images scanned  by me via Livingetc May '10}

26 comments:

Purple Deer said...

Oh these are great inspiration...I wonder how painting brick on a fireplace would go?

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

very creative idea...love them both!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

delightful! Such clever ideas & very BRAVE!
xo

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

What fun paint ideas! I love the green banister...I would have never thought to do something like that. Thanks for the creative ideas :)

ath.teri said...

I like them both..they're such an inspiration!!

LifestyleBohemia said...

Those spindles look so bright & cheery! I don't think I'd be bold enough to do this in my own home, but it's nice to look at :)

Blair said...

Oh my goodness--love it! The spindles on the stairway are amazing. Such great ideas. Thank you for sharing!

Conversation Pieces said...

Love them both too - but yes do wonder what they'd look like in a real place? Let us know if you try it!

lisaroy said...

those spindles are great - I would never have thought of painting them so bright! : )

Anna Liesemeyer said...

no way!...that staircase is the coolest thing!

Life Smart it said...

that staircase must've taken forever! lol ... i love the dripped paint! so cool

Villa Rentals Miami Beach said...

I don't like white walls, so I don't have any in my apartment, but am ready to repaint the hall and thinking that dripped look might be interesting.

Deliciously Organized said...

me too. love both ideas!

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

that stairway just nailed it for me - i'm SOOOOOO doing that in my house - i have 5 spokes or whatever they are called -i'm SO painting them now!!!

*Kisses*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Bromeliad said...

The dresser is totally cool. And, yes, probably harder than it looks.

mrs. halimah. said...

love the staircase!

Jennie Bee said...

What creative ideas --i love the staircase so different from things i've seen.

Beach House Living said...

The staircase does it for me. How fab it would look in shades of blues and gray.

Carpe Diem said...

Wow!...seemingly aggressive and definitely creative.

Gabby said...

I like them both and like you, I wonder how tricky it'd be to paint the dresser. I'm sure I would make it a very messy ordeal. :)

Lindsay said...

Hah, I love that dresser. I mess up and drip paint all the time, but I never would have thought to make it a "thing." Awesome.

SogniSorrisi said...

What cool images!

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

i LOVE the dripping paint dresser! what a cool effect. i just picked up a copy of living etc. in london and was surprised at how great the content is! i'm feeling very inspired :) have a happy weekend, love!

drollgirl said...

ack! i hate these! but i have a headache, so maybe i am just being rude and mean today.

lately i've had the urge to buy an ugly house and make it pretty. that is a tall order, on both counts!

Down and Out Chic said...

drollgirl- hahaha. i love the honesty. if you buy an ugly house, will you let me paint the banister in crazy colors b/c then you can just paint over it and i can see how it works. deal?

vacation rentals miami said...

The dresser looks so nice! I would never think that dripped paint could look so good! I have to practice on something too and then paint my dresser.

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