Sunday, September 14, 2014

cabinet finishes

This is a basic antique glaze with additional detail glazing antiquing in the grooves and edges. A great way to update dated oak- or other old cabinetry and has a warm feel.


 These cabinets were dated maple. We painted them charcoal, and added a black stria glaze, and changed the hardware for a contemporary look.


I painted this island with layers of grey/blue colors that complimented the surrounding granite.


Saturday, June 28, 2014

contemporary powder room finish

A contemporary wall finish we created and applied using metallic plaster and gold foil.
Artists: Adrienne Stormer, Susan Mitchell
Designer: Dorene Gomez- J.Hettinger Interiors

Stenciled ceiling

This east Indian inspired ceiling pattern was stenciled with red and gold metallic paints in my clients residential "lounge/ karaoke room".  I designed the medallion using a few different patterns and meshing them together to make a circle--this took a good day and a half in my studio to work out on paper in actual scale- 60" diameter. I then cut the stencils out of special plastic material and with a tool that burns thru the material. red rope lighting add a cool effect.  My friend and artist Emily Farish created the border design, and equally talented Susan Mitchell assisted me in the application.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

ceiling mural


A hand painted ceiling mural for a dining room in Alamo, CA.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Lets Go Giants!




Boys rooms- Painted stripes and murals of baseball jerseys.

Peacock mural


This is a mural I painted for my clients in Pleasanton, CA. I painted it on canvas in my art studio, then adhered to the wall with heavy duty wallpaper paste. Over 200 feathers were painted by hand. Please click picture to enlarge...

Friday, April 8, 2011

ceiling mural


I designed and hand painted this mural on a circular ceiling adding a unique, artful touch to the space.

Artist: Adrienne Stormer


"Mica" chimney


This is a one of a kind treatment that I created for some very special clients. Flaked mica is a raw mineral that, in a rock form, has a "flaky" and shale like quality...it also has a reflective, irredecent quality to it. I purchased the mica already "flaked" paper thin from a supplier of raw craft materials. Hundreds of peices of the semi-transparent, irredecent flaked mica is applied to the chimney, layering each piece on one another in layers. Each peice of 1"- 4" mica is applied with clear adhesive by hand. A transparent coat of special gell is troweled on over the finish to fill in any gaps and to even out the surface. The end result is an artful, glamorous and truly unique focal point in this living room! ..."what is that?" immediately people are drawn to it's seductive glass like shimmer wanting to touch it...

The fireplace surround is finished with a simple metalic paint and amber color glaze.


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Metallic Silver Dining Room







Antique metallic silver wall finish in Blackhawk, Ca.

Faux- stone hood


My clients wanted a unique treatment to thier custom built wood hood....however, they did not want a "painted" look. Instead they wanted it to resemble their fireplace, a concrete/limestone cast structure that had a soft stone color.

I applied a sandy textured venetian plaster to all the flat surfaces of the hood, then by pushing the same plaster through an stencil design, I was able to give an illusion of carved stone.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

fun with metalics


Wall finishes I created with metallic paints and stencil.

Elegant Entry- metallic plaster

This project was finished in Alamo, CA.. A somewhat ordinary entry that is now transformed into an elegant space. This entry flows directly into the formal living room. This finish is layered metallic plaster with embedded gold and copper foils. A design is stenciled on the ceiling using a Modello in rich dark tones. the crown is painted with antique gold paints. please click on the image to enlarge.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Metallic "tweed" finish


This fun room was decorated for a 19 year old fashionista who loves Chanel. I finished the walls in a silver metalic "tweed" faux. Then I stenciled the Chanel logo on the window seat drawer fronts. I painted the ceiling in a high gloss black to match the Chanel inspired patent headboard fabric.

Artist: Adrienne Stormer

Interior Designer: Susan Dargas, Culbertson Durst Interiors Location: Blackhawk, CA

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Embossed motifs/ Chocolate metallics




Here is a finish I created by troweling plaster through a stencil creating an embossed effect. Then, layers of metallic paints are applied all over, to make this dinning room an elegant retreat.

Modern approach to a stencil




faux painted walls with a distressed metallic stencil design in this master bedroom.
Artist: Adrienne Stormer

Adding color to niches













Before: Anemic niches holding lonely sculptures
After: I created a copper colored plaster finish that is applied as a backdrop for the art. The niches have a more striking effect, in contrast to the pale wall color, and now create an artfull focal point.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

weathered cabinet finish with gold accents







This multi layered, distressed finish was applied on a vanity in a clients powder room. A special plaster product is heavily applied in different colored layers to acheive this textural, shabby chic finish. Gold metallic accents help dress up the final look.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

"chipped paint" cabinet finish




For this project we applied a "chiped paint" finish, and glaze, to a custom built kitchen island. The island is made of sturdy alder wood. Hand applied, 9 layers of stain, distressed paint and varnish make this finish unique to the alternative "factory" finishes. The olive color and aged finish, give a warm contrast to the white cabinetry in this newly remodeled kitchen. Please click image to enlarge.


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Rustic strie finish




This finish is what I call a "rustic strie". It is a layering of three varying tones of a paint color and applied in a sort of vertical method. It can have the look of old crumbly plaster, or like a water stained wall depending how it is applied and which colors you use.

Monday, August 11, 2008

race car mural







alas, another mural. This year has been full of mural jobs! This one was painted for a 4 year old boy who had a race car bed. This was a two day job. I was able to produce this mural within the clients budget, and exceeded their expectations as well! I had a blast creating the surreal dessert landscape and the "baja bugs" racing in the background.

powder room mural







This mural is in a clients powder room. The walls were smooth coated my me, then the mural is hand painted in acrylics. This is still in progress...lots more to add.

tuscan gold kitchen




Here are a couple pictures of a kitchen we faux finished in rich golden tones. this was about a 3 layer finish with some random crackle here and there. We accented the tall arched windows, and the crown molding with custom designed stenciling.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Home theatre- ceiling mural


I painted this mural in a home theatre room. This project took 7 days.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Home theatre mural


A ceiling mural in progress. I have completed most of the wood grain and started some of the rosettes, which are stenciled. I still have much more detail to do.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Media Room Ceiling Mural


This project is going to be a fun mural on the ceiling of a home theatre . The ceiling measures approximately 20'x 12'. I will be painting what is going to look like intersecting wood tone beams on a red leather surface. Here is a picture of the room as we are setting up.