A Dark Midcentury Becomes a Luminous Gem

A Dark Midcentury Becomes a Luminous Gem

Whether she’s refinishing castoffs or painting raw wood, Marcia has a knack for making small alterations to pieces that add old-fashioned character.

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For instance, she completely changed the look of a jewelry box by removing the small pulls on the drawers. ‘1 cut the tops of old clothespins offT she explains, and drilled enough so I could put them in the hole and glue them!’ With a coat of brown paint, the jewelry box now looks like an apothecary and graces the front entry.

Before: a look at the 1952 ranch exterior 

Color, of course, is key in changing the look of furniture. I have had paint made to specifically what color I want, Marcia says. And, I’ve taken a heat gun to the paint when it’s dried and curdled it so it bubbles up. Then you can leave it on or sand it off. I’ll put a color underneath, and then when I curdle it, the base color shows through. I have so much fun doing that kind of thing!

 

Before: the carport

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Bedroom, Bed, Night Stands, Ceiling Lighting, Recessed Lighting, and Concrete Floor The master suite was inserted where the carport used to be. 

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Outdoor, Gardens, Shower Pools, Tubs, Shower, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Grass, and Decking Patio, Porch, Deck With the home being located just minutes from the beach, the outdoor shower from Kohler's Purist collection is a perfect spot to rinse off after excursions. 

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Before: as you can see, the kitchen before the remodel was dark and narrow.

Kitchen, Wood Cabinet, Range, Marble Counter, White Cabinet, Marble Backsplashe, Refrigerator, Pendant Lighting, Range Hood, and Concrete Floor Now, the kitchen is bright, open, and totally transformed. The chandelier is the Aquitaine Linear Chandelier in Burnished Brass from RH Modern. 

Photo Tags: kitchen, wood cabinets, range, marble counters, white cabinets, marble backsplashes, refrigerator, pendant lighting, range hood, concrete floors

Photo Tags: dining room, pendant lighting, table, ceiling lighting, chair

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Living Room, Standard Layout Fireplace, Ceiling Lighting, Sofa, Medium Hardwood Floor, Chair, Recessed Lighting, and Concrete Floor Greene's golden retriever, Hudson, hanging out in the living room. 

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Before: the bathroom also felt dark and dated. 

Bath Room, Subway Tile Wall, Undermount Sink, Wood Counter, and Pendant Lighting Now, the bathroom is a beautiful blend of white, wood, and brass. The Lucent mirror and Aquitaine pendant lighting in burnished brass are from RH Modern. 

Photo Tags: bath room, subway tile walls, undermount sinks, wood counters, pendant lighting

Outdoor, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Decking Patio, Porch, Deck, Hardscapes, Back Yard, Gardens, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, and Grass The current layout takes full advantage of the site, placing heavy emphasis on maximizing natural light and indoor/outdoor living.

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Outdoor, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Horizontal Fences, Wall, Gardens, Grass, Decking Patio, Porch, Deck, and Back Yard The deck and fire pit create a cozy space for everyday living and effortless entertaining. 

Photo Tags: outdoor, large patio, porch, deck, horizontal fences, walls, gardens, grass, decking patio, porch, deck, back yard

 

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