I had the honor of guest blogging on Sarah Bernardy Design’s blog this week.
I wrote a feature post on using iCoat to add curb appeal to the walkways and front steps of your home. It is a great product and great time of year to complete a job outside as you’ll have the long summer to enjoy it!
Check it out here.
Our iCoat concrete countertop/flooring seminar is done. Sad, I know.
We came away with nine sample boards. Three samples each of countertops, concrete flooring, and metallic illusions epoxy flooring. My head is full of ideas for new samples so prepare yourself for more to come!
As I mentioned in my last post, my first project will be my bathroom’s countertops that currently has green swirl laminate.
It should be a great before and after project!
Take a look at my haul:
It has been two fun days of learning and playing with the my newly found product line called iCoat. Bear with me as I tend to get very excited about new product lines and let my geeky art side shine strong.
I wrote a short post after signing up for the seminar which you can find right here. This product line has a countertop and flooring/wall portion with unlimited options of texture and color combinations.
I’ve been in class for two days now and made nine sample boards – yay!
The first day we covered how to create countertops – truly one of the most fun products that I have ever used. It definitely has the wow factor when applying the colorants and even more so when the epoxy coating goes on and all the colors pop once again.
After seeing the comments on my previous post Vibrant Geometric Patterns, it was clear that we needed to discuss my love of drawing inspiration from pillows – hah!
Creating new and unique wall finishes is all in the art of finding inspiration and even more so in recognizing it. Lots of it is out there folks, you just have to open you eyes to it and find a way to keep track of your ideas. Once the inspiration starts flowing you will have a collection larger than you might expect with the option to pick and choose from the best of the best.
Working for family is always fun. This project was a thrill as not only was it for a family member, but one that I don’t get to see during our regular Holiday shuffle. My uncle Vince’s office changed locations last summer and with the new office Vince wanted the materials used to have a meaning behind them. His company is Commodity Marketing Company which is an agricultural commodity trading company. This means that they trade all those ingredients that the animals love in bird seed, pet food, and animal feed. Vince brought meaning and history to his office by including reclaimed beams from a grain elevator in Minnesota – the state where he grew up. A living showcase of goldfinches resides in the foyer now to reenforce the heart of CMC’s office. The office also has a painting of the grain elevator in the town Vince grew up that was painted by my mom. This brings me to why I was chosen out of all of the surely talented faux finishers that reside in Georgia. Well, because we’re family and it adds another layer of meaning to the office’s space that I was able to install this plaster.
This beautiful room started out with a last minute request to apply a Smooth Fresco before the TV was installed. We jumped into action, packed my car full of tools, and were painting the first coat on the walls that day.
The warmth and personality of this authentic Italian plaster is far from the painted backsplash that existed in this space earlier. The color of this plaster is a beautiful Cafe Au Lait and flows effortlessly with Julie’s existing cabinets, countertops, and decor.
What is a great feature wall without the support of the corresponding accessories, key furniture pieces, and the wisdom to pull it all together? Just an awesome wall, that’s it. I can create great walls all day long, but what really makes them shine is a great design to accentuate the look.
I have worked closely with Sarah Bernardy-Broman of Sarah Bernardy Designs on multiple projects this past year and have been thoroughly impressed with the whole experience. Sarah has excellent taste and the ability to design for virtually every style. This is key when you want someone to follow the seed of your thoughts and create something even more fantastic. Not only are her designs each unique and of high quality, but she is a true pleasure to work with and is a great at keeping you up to date throughout the project.