A Fixer Upper Segreto Style – Part 2
Hi Friends! I hope you had a great week and enjoying this cooler weather! I can’t believe we are almost to October!! In my spare time I have been busy trying to finish my youngest daughter, Sammy and her husband’s new house.
Last week I shared some how a bit of paint and limewash transformed the exterior. This week we get to see how paint and plaster has totally change the look of their interiors!
A previous owner had incorporated the one car garage into a study/laundry and removed interior walls to create an open living/dining space. The tones were very gold-much more than shown here- and there was a large contrast between the woods, walls and trim.
Wanting a dramatic feel to Dylan’s home office, Sammy chose Segreto Paint Gallant Night. Painting walls, cabinetry and trim the same rich color gives a paneled feel to a sheetrocked room. Replacing hardware to larger spreads updated the built-in and the new tailored drapery and rods hung closer to the crown molding, well above the window frames creates the illusion of higher ceilings.
We call her laundry room a laundry closet. We were able to use the washer and dryers and put them side by side giving give her a counter for folding. The door swinging in blocked a narrow Ikea type cabinet-the only storage in the space-unless you went all the way in and shut the door. Claustrophobic for sure!
To solve this problem, the door was replaced with an unfinished barndoor from Overstock for $255. Starting with raw wood, we glazed over it with Segreto Paint Gallant Night and some warm gray-brown. The low weave wool carpet selected from The Great Rug Company made such a difference. They have a great selection at every price point and awesome customer service. I liked this carpet so much, I replaced a couple of tired rooms with it at my house!!
Although we are not finished hanging art and fluffing the spaces I wanted to give you a sneak peak of things to come. A dear friend and professional Amy Cunningham, owner of Artfully Edited Interiors came in to help organize the space and make this a functional home office for Dylan. Looks like Stella is on board!
The majority of the furnishings were from John and I and my mom and dad’s early marriage. Amy created functional storage by placing bins in this French piece I had purchased at an auction when I was 25!
They were fortunate to have wood floors original to the house but they were worn and orange. There is a heavy blown on texture on the walls and contrast in tone around the windows and doors. The wall color is darker and golder than it appears on the realtors photos-much! Notice on some of our photos thoughout.
Dining Room Before:
Dining Room After:
The change? The walls and ceilings were plastered in a lime based product from the Segreto Palette in the color tone Palmona, a warm white with a slight gray undertone. The trim was painted to blend in the same color- Segreto Paint Paloma. It has been amazing using the Segreto Palette deck and have the ability to blend plasters with paint. Floor Designs of Houston did an AMAZING job taking these worn floors and making them look pristine! They really nailed the color Sammy was looking for and now they are such a feature in the home. These two kiddos were gifted furniture, but the extras purchased would all have to be extremely budget friendly. Purchases: The white linen for the drapes (29.99 yd.) from Interior Fabrics , grass shades($89 per window) and rug($300) from Wayfair, and chandelier ($150) from Overstock.
Sammy and Dylan, both love to cook and were fortunate the kitchen was large. They knew they could paint to change the cabinet color, but could not afford to rip out the floors and backsplash. I wanted to test a new plaster flooring product which could go right over tile and asked if they would be our test site. Of course they were all in!! Notice the cabinets to the left and right are painted the same color, the cabinet hinges are black and that the trim above the cabinets are painted white. Get ready for the after!
What a difference!! The carvings were removed and new larger cabinet doors were installed over the oven. The rest of the transformation involved paint, plaster, and beautiful new hardware and faucet from Acero Bella! The cabinets were painted in Segreto Paint Ocean Break @200% and softly glazed. Trim was painted the same as the rest of the home- Segreto Paint Paloma. Painting the crown attached to the cabinets and the hinges on the cabinet doors the same color as the cabinets makes a huge difference. We are all over-the-moon excited about how the plastered floors turned out! What do you think?
The tile was glazed over to take out the gold and embellished with a Gracie style mural!
Using longer pulls updates and creates a cleaner feel. Ultra long ones can be used to hang dish towels! Sammy fell in love with these traditional pulls and knobs from Acero Bella, The black granite, which Sammy wasn’t sure she liked, looks beautiful surrounded by a new color palette. I do need to get my eye spy guy out to paint those plated and plugs!
We decided to paint the pantry and the wall of cabinetry to the left Segreto Paint Paloma to blend in with the walls expanding the space. The reflective quality of the plaster creates the illusion of a 9 ft. ceiling rather than its actual 8 ft. ceiling height.
The cabinets were lightly glazed and extra long pulls from Acero Bella selected.
We are calling this side of the kitchen the bar and decided to treat it differently.
We painted the backsplash and cabinetry Segreto Paint Paloma and embellished the bead detail with silver leaf to feel like a polished nickel inlay.
Painted tile looks great and such a budget friendly alternative to ripping out and replacing it.
Guest Bath Before:
Guest Bath After:
It is amazing how just paint transforms. Using the main house color of Paloma, this feels like an entirely different space!! I did notice that the lighter colors do not mask the heavy texture on the walls as much as the darker shade of the study did. Always use a flat or washable matte paint when you have texture. Eggshell or higher sheens will make it stand out even more!!
Deciding the main part of the house was the best place to spend for plaster, the master bedroom was painted in Segreto Paint Sterling, the carpet replaced with a selection from The Great Rug Company and the same drapes and shades installed as for the rest of the home. Clean, crisp and inviting!
Master Bath Before:
Sammy was grateful the master bath had two sinks, tub and shower, but the heaviness and ornateness of the space was not her style and a complete demo was not in their budget. We decided to take the mirror out, paint the vanity and apply SegretoStone over it’s granite top and plaster the tile, walls and ceiling all in the same tone. Because I didn’t want the tub to stick out, our plaster color was formulated to blend!.
Master bath in transition:
We have not finished this space, but its easy to see how impactful plastering over tile can be. Sammy and Dylan are so happy and thankful to Diane Kingshill and Barbara Mujuca from Compass Real Estate for helping them to find then that special first home. Figuring out how to furnish with so many gifted pieces with mixed styles has been challenging, but give me a month or so and I will show you the final reveal. Happy Fall! Till next time. xo Leslie