What Segreto is Working on!!!
We have been busy at Segreto! My favorite transformations are when we alter existing elements in the home to give them a whole new feel.
This house has some pretty substantial beams in their great room!! Although the owners liked the architecture of them, they didn’t like their dark shiny finish. We were brought in to make them look older and transform the tone to a weathered gray. If you look in the top left to the right of the red scaffolding you can see our sample!
Here is a big section done– it makes a huge difference. If sanded well, you can go over the existing stain without having to strip the beams – which is expensive and smelly!!!
Here is an aged cabinet finish we are working on in a secondary bath. I would like to do a two toned treatment here where the inset pieces and corners remain lighter than the rest of the cabinet. We currently are on the second layer–two more to go!!!
In this study, the owner wanted to go from ranch to a contemporary feel for her existing study! She loves the texture of the pecky cypress wood just not the tone so we put several layers of a white wash on it to give it a whole new presentation!
We do many houses where we tweak the finishes on existing elements. We plastered this house in a soft white and the cast stone surrounds had a yellow tone that just didn’t go with the new decor.
You can see how paint can alter the tone of the cast stone–it’s starting to happen at the top!!!
In the same home, the owner didn’t like the tone of the mantel or the lines that the joints of the stone made. By plastering over the surface, we were able to give her a seamless look. This is the first coat of two that we are applying now!
The client loved these light fixtures but wanting to add a bit more interest. We took these from a solid black and added some gold detailing and a decorative element to give them a bit more charm. Perfect for their new home!!
This kitchen had a flat molding piece at the top of the cabinetry which looked plain even after the glazing had been done. To lend interest we stenciled and hand embellished a design to give them a personality all of their own.
Kitchens, always fun to do, feel more like a room with glazed cabinetry and a plaster hood. We are currently finishing up by creating a reclaimed look on the doors that lead to their mud room area in the back right.
Love the gray tones of their cabinetry with Calcutta marble!!! This previously white cabinet takes on a whole new look when distressed and finished!!
Come visit my pup Charlie at the store this week! He is ready to meet and greet at our front door which was previously stained orange! We re- purposed, distressed and finished it in gray to give all our visitors a Segreto Welcome!!!
What’s New at Segreto
We have a beautiful new shipment of Minerals and Corals! Perfect for decorative accent pieces or as gifts. Here are a few of the newest pieces, come by to see our whole collection!
Left: Apothalite crystal $385, Middle: Poca Coral $225, Right: Yellow Apothalite crystal $195
Pair of Agate bookends $250
Large Arican White Quartz $450