Monday, January 5, 2015

2014 in Furniture

I wasn't sure if I was going to do a year in review post, but in flipping back through the blog month-by-month, I realized just how much I really accomplished in 2014. And if you follow along, you know that back in early November, a nasty virus encrypted everything on my computer. My hard drive was sent off to a data recovery center with the hope that at least my pictures could be saved. Well sadly, I just got word over the weekend they could not recover a thing. Absolutely nothing! To say that I'm disappointed would be a huge understatement. Talk about a lesson learned the hard way - sigh! ..... So I am happy to at least have any photos posted on the blog and especially appreciate that you occasionally indulge my need to share family photos. I found a few that I thought were lost forever and that made me smile!

But this post is about furniture, so let's get to it. Here's a little round-up of some of my favorite furniture painting projects of 2014, stating with some bright and bold colors ...

The combination of coral and gold was one of my favorites of the year!

 And although I rarely paint anything orange, I thought this persimmon shade was really yummy!

Shades of blue and green probably best reflect my own personal style.

I would so love to see this emerald green in a bedroom paired with navy blue!

Do you still love the turquoise and aqua shades that became so popular a few years ago?

One day I mixed up some leftover paint and created a cottage shade of green that I'd love to use again!

I love that black can look very fresh on a mid-century piece, but still classic and sophisticated on a more traditional piece!

And I still get more requests for white than any other color. It's fresh and pretty and works with any style - modern, traditional, shabby chic or cottage!

And finally, I love using shades of gray. I think gray is another versatile color that plays well with others and can look fresh and modern or totally classic!

So there you have it, a little round-up of furniture painting projects here at Elizabeth & Co. for the year 2014. Can't wait to see what furniture and colors come my way next!

And while we're on the subject of color, I'd love to hear your thoughts on Marsala. It's hard to imagine on furniture or walls. But I think it could be fun for accessories, maybe a pillow, a scarf or a lipstick. Are you a person who likes to be on trend or do you stick with your tried and true favorites?

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Twice Nice said...

So glad you were able to recover some of your photos! I always love your work! I'm excited about Marsala. I think it would make a neat statement color on a piece in a room. Definitely would not want to saturate a room with too much though!

Cassie Bustamante said...

so many amazing pieces! and i like how it went in rainbow order!

Laurel Stephens said...

You are so incredible! It makes me feel terrific to see all the furniture you painted so beautifully last year, so I can imagine how good you must feel to see your recap. I think my favorites are the coral and cottage green, but it's very hard to choose. I'm really sorry to hear your photos couldn't be recovered. So sorry! As I read that, something else occurred to me, though. You should be signing the backs of your painted pieces. Then, one day people will say, "I have a signed Sharon Beaver piece!"

Leslie Harris said...

I always love looking at your work Sharon, you do such an amazing job with your paint colors. I get so many ideas here. And I'm so sorry about your photos. I still can't believe how awful those viruses are. thank goodness you have some back.
hope you have a wonderful 2015-- there's so much to look forward to isn't there?

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Such great transformations. I really love the emerald green table, and the black buffet. I love being able to see all these pieces in eperson too. I'm so sorry about your photos.

Unknown said...

Nice roundup. I do remember the coral and gold one. I think it was one of my favorites too. Regarding the pantone color of the year Marsala, I was a bit disappointed. I don't think I would ever paint a piece of furniture in that color, but I can see it working more in fashion. A nice satin evening dress in that color would be great. Fashion accessories like bags or shoes would also be gorgeous.
Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

foreverdecorating said...

That's a ton of furniture painting! As far as that color, it reminds me of mauve back in the 1980's...everything old is new again as usual.

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful handiwork. I have some very similar dining room chairs I'm about to tackle! Ugh! Chairs are hard.
Blessings to you in 2015 dear lady,

Cindy DIY beautify said...

So sorry to hear about the computer troubles... That is my biggest nightmare! You've had a busy year, love the colorful array... I don't decorate on trend, just what I love. I'm not loving the Marsala color... Definitely for a lipstick, but not furniture!

The Painted Drawer said...

Fantastic projects! Here's to a fantastic 2015!

Hetty said...

Totally fun to see it all in one blog post, I basically love all color and I could work with Marsala. I think you're ready to start your first 2015 project!

My Repurposed Life said...

amazing year of projects Sharon!

Oh my... I am so sorry they were unable to recover your photos. WHY must people be so mean?

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My Repurposed Life said...

amazing year of projects Sharon!

Oh my... I am so sorry they were unable to recover your photos. WHY must people be so mean?

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Unknown said...

I love all of these, especially the coral and gold, the black pieces, the turquoise (always will be my favorite color!), and I said, all of these pieces are wonderful! I love seeing what you do, you are so talented!