Whew! Finished. This is a home in the country, just outside of Belle Plaine. The interior has a traditional feel, with western accents, and a back deck overlooking their horse pasture and barns. This time, though, my job wasn't inside (who needs a mural, with such beautiful views from every window?). This time my job was woodgraining the front entry and garage doors.
|A pretty country home, with new "cedar" doors.|
|A typical cedar garage door...except it's not cedar. You can make any wood grain you like with paint.|
|Front door and sidelights also faux finished to look like cedar.|
These I did with thumb and finger tips, much to the amusement of the clients. They really enjoyed watching it transform over the course of a few days, and were totally pleased with the results, which were far more realistic than they expected. Even I wasn't sure how it would turn out, since unlike on flat surfaces, I don't have nearly as much control on these embossed doors. Took a bit longer with the knots, but they were so worth doing.
|Ruby, right beside the art table...|
|...and Luke, as far under my drafting stool as he can possibly be.|
Enjoy your weekend, wherever you spend it! If you are working on D-I-Y projects and run into snags, feel free to email me with questions, or leave them in the "comments" below. If I know how to do whatever you're doing, I'll be happy to try to help. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to hire me to turn your plain doors into "wood", check out my website, theartofthehome.com. My portfolio is there, along with all the contact and business info you might need.