After a few emails we came up with a plan and budget and here is the end result:
|Door in a hotel in Capri, Italy: Initial inspiration|
|Mother's closet door in her condo: Before|
|Mother's condo door: After|
|Detail of door: center portion|
|Detail of door: upper portion|
|Unlike the Capri door this one has panels so I highlighted them with red and gold. The elements were all hand painted and the shapes were inspired by Fortuny dress and fabric patterns.|
|I really like the way this bottom element came out|
|Detail of the center element and aging. I used a few coats of Annie Sloan chalk paint and glaze to put some age on the door.|
The thing that made this project wonderful is that it was a gift. It is blog-worthy because everyone has a similar door in their home. It was not custom made and it is not solid wood but after it's Renaissance it became a focus and an interesting element to the client's art filled condo.
With the holidays approaching get your creative juices thinking about giving a gift of a service. Think about making something ordinary, extraordinary. There are many ways to breathe new life into a vintage or hand-me-down piece of furniture or drab corner of your home.