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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Classic Clubhouse Colors~Metamorphosis Monday

I recently told you about a large clubhouse remodel and design that I am currently working on. Would you like to see how it is coming along? This post will cover the paint colors.
Let's begin with the "before" shots. Feel free to sing "Let's Do The Time Warp Again".




The property was built in the very early 80's and has never been updated. It truly was time for these badly stained chairs and groovy woodwork to go.



Here is another room in the large space that will be turned into a fitness center. I am told that these peach velvet chairs were once red. Window coverings are a must if you don't want extreme fading such as this.



Circa 1980 art made from of carpet remnants. Now you know I love a makeover challenge, but seriously I don't think that there is anything I can do to salvage this.



Part of the kitchen. Notice that every inch of visible wall space in this facility was covered in beige wallpaper.
When the wallpaper in the kitchen area was pulled off a nice surprise was revealed: black mold. Yuck! Work of course had to come to a screeching halt. A Haz Mat (Hazardous Materials) crew had to be called in. This of course drove up the budget and also made me sweat like a turkey at Thanksgiving that I wouldn't make my deadline.
Thankfully, we're back on track.


The signed pieces of modern art will receive a face lift just by changing the frames. All the glass tables were also worth keeping. They are currently being updated with a fresh coat of Ralph Lauren "Golden Light" metallic paint.



Another view of the main room featuring the kitchen, and popcorn ceilings complete with wood accent "beams". Going... going... gone.



This is the overall inspiration board. The outdoor property that surrounds the clubhouse is quite lovely. I wanted to shift the focus of the design to accentuate the beautiful views. The chosen color palette reflects this.



A close up of the paint colors, flooring, cabinets and counter top selections.



Now onto the "after". The ceilings look so much more modern and fresh now that they have been released from their popcorn prison. The color is "Daylily" by Glidden.




The main entry features a soft beautiful yellow, "Anjou Pear", by Sherwin Williams. The old, brown wood trim has only been primed. Read on for the rest of the trim story.


I occasionally encounter situations in which the selected paint color will go on the wall/trim and there will be .....hesitation by the client. When looking at SO much color it is indeed easy to forget that once a room is filled with furniture and artwork the paint will not seem so... vibrant. In this case the client thought that perhaps the trim paint should instead be a dark "graham cracker" (far right) instead of the light "humble gold" (far left) which was originally selected. So, various trim color options were painted onto the trim area. This process was followed by great deliberation. Eventually it was decided that the trim would indeed be painted the original color suggestion: "humble gold". Whew~!

Continuing on, everyone seems to adore the new gym and bathroom color. It is a nice green, very soothing. The selection is "Shagreen" from Sherwin Williams. Yummy deliciousness.



Color can be tricky. I am on week 6 in trying to decide what color I should paint my own guest room. (Like doctors who are bad patients, designers are sometimes their own worst client. :) It is always best to buy a small sample of the color you desire and paint a pure white piece of poster board the intended color. Move the board to various places throughout the room, at different times of the day, to see how the color "reads". This is a practically foolproof way to find your perfect color.

54 comments :

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Wow, Laura, what a project! I love the colors you have chosen...they are almost a perfect match to the colors in my own home!

Can't wait to see the rest of the redesign. What a satisfying job that must be.

MGM

Muthering Heights said...

I like she shades of green you chose!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Wow, that's a major, major project you are in the midst of. Very impressive -- but where do you begin when there is so much to do? It looks daunting.
But it also looks as if it's going to be lovely when it is done!
Cass

Kammy said...

Love the new colors..everything was so blah before - too netural...
Great job!
Hugs ~ Kammy

Shelia said...

Hi Laura! How wonderful everything looks! The wall colors are gorgeous! Let us see more more!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

The Bloom Girls said...

I can tell your transformation of the Carnival Fantasy (1985)cruiseship is going to be beautiful!!!

Nola

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love the color choices you are using. They are beautiful and very soothing! Can't wait to see the finished project. You will do a wonderful job. Love & blessings from NC!

Tootsie said...

well...if those chairs were red...ahem...they did manage to fade very well...lol....you had your work cut out..what a time warp that place was before you got there...
I love the color scheme you are using...can't wait to see more!

Chandy said...

Laura, thanks for stopping by my blog. Those new colors are great. I can't wait to see the finished project. I bet you are, too!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Glad to hear the professionals have a tough time picking colors sometimes!! The great thing is it's a fairly inexpensive mistake and easy to redo!

The clubhouse is looking great in it's new colors!

blessings
mary

Tea Time With Melody said...

OMGosh, that is 80's for sure and the furniture, wow! lol Please put it out of it's misery. I too like the green more earthy look. Keep up the good work! :)

Lori @ Msslaydbug said...

I love the green color. Can't wait to see how it turns out - that's a big project !

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Laura - This is just amazing. It like the Cinderella story. I will be anxious to see the rest of the story.

Thank you for sharing.


Charla

Coastal Sisters said...

I know this is going to be wonderful! The green color is just so soothing and calming. Love it!

Happy Monday :)
LuLu~*xoxo

LiLi M. said...

What a change already, cannot wait to see this finished. These new colors are such an improvement!

Terri and Bob said...

Neato bandito. I love it. I absolutely love the poster board idea. You have no idea what I go through to choose a paint color. This would be a perfect solution! I am eager to see the rest!

The carpet art?? Uh, was it ever really beautiful?

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Wow what a job you had on your hands..... those fresh new colors make a huge difference...
HUgs
Linda

Linda said...

It's looking GREAT! Love the new, fresh colors. :-)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Laura, the colors are wonderful...you are doing a great job!

Barb

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I often have a hard time picking a color to paint a room, so I appreciate the tip with the posterboard!

It's very interesting to follow this make over & I can't wait to see it finished!

Mildred said...

The colors make such a difference. I am pleased to see the pear color you chose; it is very close to what we just painted the majority of our interior. It's also funny to me that the 80's don't seem so far away, but oh the style is so funny!!!

Lisa (aka) French said...

Wow what an undertaking can't wait to see the finished project! French;)

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Oh my! What a time capsule! Those colors are looking great, esp. love that green!

Fifi Flowers said...

Can't wait to see the finish!!!

Emily B said...

oooooooooh la la! loooooove the paint colors. so fresh and fab!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Laura,

I love the new colours.
What a huge job you have to work out everything and I look forward to seeing it all finished.

have a great week
Hugs
Carolyn

Carrie said...

Love the colors!!! Mold-- Yuck!!!

Frippery said...

Gorgeous colors! Can't wait to see the rest of the project.

Vanessa said...

Loving the new colors!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I'm singing the song! I love the colors you picked out, can't wait to see the finished project. I am with you, I'm great at giving others advice, but am stuck here at home on a paint color. ack.
Lidy

Linda said...

Laura, this is going to look so much better when complete. Be sure to post the final project. Those are lovely colors you've chosen. Linda

Blue Creek Home said...

Laura, Wow! That was a lot of choices to make. They all look great. Anxious to see the final results. Rhon

Sofa said...

I enjoy your project, thanks.

Susie Q said...

Mold behind wallpaper? Yep. See what happens when your home is TOO airtight???

It's going to be gorgeous!

Susie Q said...

And thank you for the compliment on the door color. I like it more and more and it looks so pretty surrounded by the (dirty) white of the storm door that I will take care of this week. I realized walking up to it today that it needs daisies around it somewhere.

JanMary said...

My first time to your blog, and I love how you have explained your thought processes of your plans and choices.

Looking forward to seeing the end result.

Thanks for visiting my irish blog :)

Allidink said...

Wow yah that place needs your talent bad! The paint looks good! I know you'll make it amazing!

All the best,
Allison

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Looks terrific Laura!

LdyDy said...

Wow...a big job but it is looking great! Can't wait to see the finished project! Thank you for stopping by my blog. Huggy Hugs!

Mary @Boogieboard Cottage said...

You certainly have an eye for decor, great job! :O)

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

Great colors. I look forward to seeing what you do next.

Southern Fried Gal said...

Wow! You really have your work cut out for you but I like where you are heading!

Lady Dorothy said...

Can't wait to see the end results! I've been loving greens lately. Shagreen is beautiful!

BTW, I'm in Colorado. I came for my granddaughter's birth (She's two days old today!). Had a layover in Phoenix. As we were coming in and I was looking at the city from the air, I thought of you!

alice wayne said...

its on camelback and 7th street!
it's so small you never see it!
Hannah pulled up and I was like "what the hell are we doing here??"
hahah
it's like a little beach shack in the middle of all these buildings!

The Blonde Duck said...

It looks lovely! Popped in from SITS!

Richella said...

Please keep showing us your work here! How fun it must be to take something SO dated and turn it into something up-to-date and lovely. But, oh, what a challenge. . . . Thanks for sharing it.

Miss Sandy said...

Laura,
The project looks like it is coming along so well. Love the colors you chose. I can't wait to see the final results.

Barbara said...

Laura, Thank you for the visit. I love the make over. I also enjoyed the visit. Love your blog!

melissa said...

Hi Laura! I'm loving the new colors and I use the poster board trick too! Great minds... :)

Mimi Sue said...

Looking forward to seeing how it all turns out. LOVE the wonderful things you brought home from your grandmas. Mimi

Couture de Papier said...

I love your blog so soothing and post.I have horrible vintage knotty pine for walls and I am a renter and cannot paint,any ideas?I live in a 1950's coastguard beach cottage with a retro vintage black and pink bathroom,love it!
Thank You Denise
Hull,Massachusetts
PS Forgot to mention an elderly shabby artisan,one of the first is having an estate sale her roses are heavenly.I took pics for her and posted on my blog with her contact information.

niartist said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors you chose - especially painting the ceiling daylily. Perfection! The greens and yellows have such muted vibrancy - this will be the perfect clubhouse! :) YAY! I can't wait to see the complete transformation here!

Neabear said...

You sure have taken on a huge project and now I hope you will show us the finished look when it is done. What you have done so far is looking great. Love the colors.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This looks like a huge project, but boy, did this place need you? Looking great so far.
Can't wait to see the finished project! laurie