CHILDREN'S FURNITURE REFINISHING: One of my favorite projects is refinishing and refacing furniture clients already own. Take your child’s nursery pieces and make them into something modern and new for them to grow with. Maybe you are getting something new in your own room and have the old pieces left that don’t match anything. Consider the possibility of faux finishing them for your child. There are so many lively and colorful treatments to take your child into their teen years. Custom coloring, hand painting, rustic distressed finishes, modern stencils or even plain wood to white can change a boring dresser into something that is eye catching and appealing. The holes can be filled and exciting new hardware can be installed. Consider working with what you may already have before going out and purchasing something new. Gather your inspiration from magazines, catalogs, fabrics, and even wallpaper and see what our teams creative artistry can offer you.
Painted doors and woodwork: A simple way to add interest and detail to a room is to focus on the woodwork. Highlighting the wrap around molding, bead board, doors, windows, crown and chair rail with a new color or finish that can add interest and a new visual element to admire. Beautiful patterns and stencil designs applied to doors add the look of wallpaper without the hassle of finishing an entire room. Focusing on closet doors for instant can be an opportunity to add a burst of hand painted color, a utilitarian ribbon board, or even a glamorous crystal embellished pattern. These ideas are just a few projects the artists at AH &CO have already done creating drama, warmth and uniqueness to your child’s special place. It is a more unconventional approach to decorating...especially if you already have wallpaper that you aren’t interested in taking down. This additional layer of coloring can give you the feel of an entirely new room transforming the old into something fabulous for both girls and boys spaces.