sk and g d gunderson designs painted upholstery, chalk paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, reupholster

SK and G.D. Gunderson Designs Painted Upholstery.

Georgia is one of those innately clever people. Her instinctual design sense goes bone deep. Georgia's ability to layer and change and layer again is always an amazing process to watch.
Each time I visit her beautiful home I gaze in wonderment at her vignettes. So thoughtfully and carefully crafted, but again looking so natural and carefree.
She received a painted wingback chair from me many years ago and wanted a little update and facelift for her pretty little chair.

painted tile countertops, concrete countertops, countertops, diy, kitchen backsplash, kitchen design, painting

Painted Tile Countertops and Cabinets with SK

This poor old 1950's yellow tile counters and plywood cabinets had seen better days. It was time for an update and she wanted to paint the cabinets red and cream and the old yellow tile to resemble black and gray granite tiles.

sk is knee deep in concrete projects, concrete masonry, diy, flooring, how to, painting, We poured and stamped the cobblestone walkways While they were still wet I filtered them with dry green cement colorant

SK Knee Deep In Concrete.

I love concrete. Carved, Molded, Stained. It's a great artist medium. Here are a few of my concrete projects. As I come across more pictures I will post. It's fun to remember. Document everything you create. There are so many fun things I have done and don't have a single picture to remember.

sk s old dinged refrigerator to a vintage steamer trunk, appliances, home decor, kitchen design, painting, repurposing upcycling

SK's Old Dinged Refrigerator*Vintage Steamer Trunk

SK's old black fridge get a facelift with sculpture and paint.

rock it with sk

Rock It With SK

Two ancient rockers regain a little respectability and fun while growing old(er) together.

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Fall Pillow Talk With SK

I was commissioned to paint several fall themed canvas pillows. I sewed them from scrap canvas adding burlap. I like to paint pillows after they have been sewed and stuffed. It seems to make a difference with composition.

sk s lace french painted lady doors, doors, painting, repurposing upcycling

SK"s Lace French Lady Painted Doors

I craved fun new front doors. These doors were left without any varithane or other protectant. With the moisture in Oregon I need to make sure these doors are waterproof. I took some time figuring out a fun and unusual color combination and texture. .

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Before The Red With SK

This spacious kitchen was very utilitarian but lacked a bit of color and flash. I am here to fix that...We had remodeled this kitchen taking the 1945 kitchen space into this century.
The counters are now a chocolate concrete and the cabinets started out as white off the shelf storage.

sk s clock stops at nothing, home decor, painting, repurposing upcycling

SK's Clock Stops At Nothing

This was a fun project. I wanted an oversize wall clock. I have seen some really cool wood ones, but I didn't want a wood or metal clock. So I decided to paint my own.

a almost there family tree, diy, home decor, paint colors, wall decor, The walls were textured with a heavy trowel finish painted cream and then antique washed with umber A paper template for the tree was taped to the wall

An Almost There Family Tree

This wonderful house had some "uneasy" areas. This was a walk-way to nowhere and was very difficult to decorate. The amazing rod iron handrail made it almost impossible. The client wanted a painted family tree for all her family portraits and family collections.
I was set to paint a very large branched tree trying to figure in all her collections. Which were cool. But I didn't want the wall to complete or take away from the incredible iron work. We also had to contend with a stove pipe right through the center of the wall.
I drew and cut out a tree stencil from many taped pieces of brown rolled paper. As I started to draw the tree on the wall, it just didn't feel right so I stopped, took a seat and watched the wall as the sun changed angles.This is what I came up with.

SK on Elderberry
SK on Elderberry