Dec 14, 2023 - Partners

How a local paint startup transformed a Dilworth nursery into a Barbiecore dream


Produced in partnership with Craftwork.

Finding quality home improvement services — from getting estimates to hiring a trusted team — can be daunting.

The founders at Craftwork, a local startup, experienced this dilemma firsthand and saw the opportunity to modernize the home painting experience.

The idea: Craftwork is all about transparent pricing and hassle-free scheduling.

  • You can get a quote in as little as 30 seconds and book Craftwork’s team of painters in just a few clicks. 

Even better: Craftwork paints both interiors and exteriors, specializing in high-end painting techniques like limewash and high-gloss cabinet refinishing.

To get some insight on the process, we chatted with Ashley Gautreaux, a new mom who lives in Dilworth and is a recent Craftwork client.

The nursery

Enlisting help from Craftwork and an interior designer, Ashley leaned into the Barbie aesthetic for her baby’s nursery. It features dainty shades of pink from floor to ceiling, creating a playful space that gives the room a personality of its own. 

  • “I worked with my friend and designer Jessica McCarthy of JAM Creative Studio to pull together some ideas for the spaces,” Ashley said. “Craftwork used that vision to color match and recommend the finishes, all virtually.”

Craftwork also refinished the cabinets in Ashley’s nursery bathroom, color-matching lacquer paint to Ashley’s favorite shade.

  • Craftwork’s cabinetry refinishing process involves sanding, priming, and spraying the cabinets, ensuring a high-quality finish and long-lasting results.

The bedroom

Ashley wanted an elevated and dramatic look for her primary spaces.

How it’s done: For the bedroom walls, she went with a monochromatic look and a deep green shade.

  • She chose the same shade for her primary bathroom cabinets but added a twist: One of Craftwork’s specialties — a high-gloss finish that creates a reflective surface with a high-end look.

The guest room

The Craftwork team brought its high-end painting techniques to Ashley’s guest room with limewash, a textured painting technique that creates a hazy, concrete-like finish.

She matched the trim and ceiling in the same shade, tying the space together for a calming feel.

What Ashley is saying: “The entire team was great to work with. From the quoting process to the final touches, they were professional, communicative, and efficient. You can tell the team truly cares about their craft and delivering exceptional results. 

Craftwork believes it can deliver this kind of experience because its ethos is as much about people as it is about painting.

  • How it’s done: A dedicated team of painters, trained and employed directly by Craftwork, brings professionalism and reliability to your doorstep. No subcontractors and no uncertainties.

“It felt like a modern, high-end experience,” Ashley said. “And I knew I could trust the team to do a great job in my home.”

Inspired? Start your home transformation today and get a quote with Craftwork.

Produced in partnership with Craftwork.


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