Fab Freebie: Sunny Side Up

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If you’re a Richmonder, you might’ve already deciphered that the Sunny mentioned in this morning’s Reader Redesign is none other than local paint heroine Sunny Goode. Heck, even non-locals with a good memory might have picked up on it since Sunny’s name has popped up more than once on YHL, like when we house crashed this Domino-featured home that sported Sunny’s signature stenciled paint treatment on her floors:

Or when we dropped in on her store, Sunny’s Goodtime Paints, a couple of years ago:

Plus we even got to sneak a peek of one of her newest creations: the floor at the soon-to-be open children’s consignment boutique called Clover located in Richmond’s Carytown district. Sidenote: we’ll be showcasing even more inspiration from this stunning shop soon because it’s chock full of awesome (and doable!) ideas.

But in case you’re still in the dark about just how talented and inspiring Sunny is, allow us to shine a little light on the subject. Sunny serves up a boatload of tools and inspiration to make your next paint job work a little harder when it comes to creating a more unique, playful, personal, and beautiful space. We know her best for her stencils, color washes, and stains- which can bring some much-needed pattern to a blank floor or wall. But she’s also got monograms, decals, and even two books (Paint Can! and its kid-tastic sidekick).

So because Sunny has so much fun stuff to dish out, we’re excited to announce that TWO lucky winners will score an $100 shopping spree. So you have the chance to snag whatever goodies catch your eye on her site the most! And the rest of you will be able to cash in on a pretty sweet discount too (stay tuned for those details on Thurs). But enough jibber-jabber. Here are all the deets:

See our Giveaway FAQs page for more info. Pics courtesy of Sunny’s Goodtime Paints.



Reader Redesign: Stellar Stencil

We’re firm believers that a little paint can go a long way towards transforming a room, and this redesign is complete proof of that. In fact, the woman behind this before and after has authored two books on the subject and is also behind this afternoon’s giveaway (stay tuned to learn how you can achieve a similar presto-change-o in your casa). Here’s what Sunny had to say:

I’m so excited to share this room makeover! I was asked to transform this bedroom for a 13-year-old girl named Lily.

The goal was to take it from a little girl’s room to something for a teenager that would work through high school and beyond. She was away at camp when the makeover was completed- and will be coming home next week to be surprised by her “new” room:

I painted the wall and ceiling both Benjamin Moore’s Morning Glory (the wall is 1/2 formula and the ceiling is 1/4 formula) and made a stencil in three different sizes to create a subtle “wallpaper” look on the walls. The pattern was inspired by the blue Serena & Lily bedding that we found on sale online!

We chose light blue walls since they are soothing and we wanted this to be a calm place for Lily. The white stencil is not overpowering but lends interest to the walls so they’re not too plain. I did the larger stencil upside down and the smaller one in between right side up to add some variety and dimension as well.

We went with two beds in the room since Lily has lots of sleepovers. Those are Pottery Barn headboards that come with a white slipcover (which we had affordably monogrammed at Atlantic Embroidery, since they could make them really big for a cheerful and fun look that’s not too formal or serious). We also mounted the roman shades at ceiling height to make the windows seem larger and the whole room feels more lofty and airy as a result.

The whole project was pretty simple but we love it and can’t wait for Lily to see it for herself! – Sunny

We love it too Sunny, and we’re sure Lily will be thrilled when she feasts her eyes on her chic new “big girl” room. And of course we’re excited to share more of Sunny’s paint inspiration for this week’s giveaway later today (hint: you can get a sneak peek at her many talents right here in her photo gallery). We do love us a good paint makeover.