Into the Fairytale

It all started with these three closet doors. The doors, all big and white dominated the room, so, the designer decided to use them as a focal point. First I added the medallions above the door frames. Then, I added wall icing for the the metal out line that creates the harlequin pattern.

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After I painted, glazed and clear coated the doors, I added the plates behind the door pulls. I made the plates in order to hide the hole made for the original doorknob.

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I painted the ceiling medallion which compliments the chandelier.

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The walls needed a little something, so I tea stained the walls and ceiling.

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Finally, I painted checks and flowers on the radiator cover, tieing it in with the tile furniture.

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Liberty’s Dollhouse

It is a disturbing fact that females have been the most victimized and repressed group of humans throughout all of history.

Training girls that their role in life is to land a husband and have kids is severely limiting for her. I thought, what would her doll house be like if it could prepare her for autonomy.
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It seems to me a good idea to train girls to be  autonomous and to be an active participant in the world.

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Write it! Think about it! Defend it!

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Give her the chance to Live her life.

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Pantry door

This pantry door needed a bit of an updo, so, first I added the medallion. Then, I textured the door to give it a rough metal look, even though it feels nice to the touch.

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This closeup shows the antique metal texture I added in order to lose the wood graining that the door came with. The texture helps the finish look and feel convincing.

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French Rub and Metal Band

This kitchen and breakfast area have these gorgeous cabinets with burled wood inlay. The designer had me create a french rub on the walls.


Then, the plan was to add a metallic band around the perimeter of the kitchen ceiling. dev3

The miter cut helps to make the faux more convincing.

I also faux finished the lower walls in the hallway leading into the kitchen. The chair rail molding and baseboards I finished in an aged bronze.


For the powder room across the hall, molding was used to create harlequins, then textured wallpaper was added. For the molding, I used the same aged bronze finish and inside the remaining harlequins is the french buff.