I had the privilege of working on a project that offers apartments to individuals who are living in group homes at a brain injury facility and have the ability to transition into independent living. The apartments are connected to a therapy gym and so the clients spend a lot of time going up and down the halls getting therapy. I thought it would be inspiring to create a wall of artwork made by the clients themselves. I also had a photographer take pictures of them and we lined the walls with their courageous faces. I painted the canvases along side the clients and I cannot even begin to tell you how much fun we had together! When we were finished, I had the canvases framed. The clients were so proud to see their artwork displayed!! These individuals are some of the most hard working, determined and courageous people I have ever met and I'm so thankful for the experience I had with them.
This was such a fun project! The moment I walked into this space, I knew we could do something show stopping to this brick wall that would change the room entirely. My client was very brave, and let me have at it while she was out of town! I painted the fireplace insert black which added a nice contrast and updated the look. Next, I knew I had to create some depth to this brick since it was all one color. I painted the grout a natural cement color and bought some acrylic paints that resembled natural brick tones. Using a paint roller and some rags I started adding color to the brick. Lastly, I used plaster of paris and a large putty knife to achieve this rustic look. The plaster of paris gives such a pretty texture to the brick. I moved some of her furiture around, added a mantle and simple decor. This gave some rustic charm to her ranch style home.
This was such an awesome surprise! The main goal for this space was to remove the popcorn ceiling and knock down the walls on both sides of the fireplace to make the space much larger. Imagine my surprise when this beautiful ceiling was unveiled! I decided to accentuate this ceiling by using cedar planks and large beams stained in Kona to give a sharp contrast and create visual interest.
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