Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sometimes you just have to try

Thank you so much for the well wishes. It is not often at all that I am sick and I have never spent the whole weekend in bed! After the antibiotics kicked in, I am finally doing better. Now, I get to step in and play nurse as our two youngest ones are sick; at least I know exactly how they feel!

We wanted to share our latest project with you. Brad and I work very well together, we love working together and creating together. Finish each others sentences and thoughts kind of thing. After 12 years of interior design, it is not very often that we disagree on a project or a piece. This one is one of those exceptions.

When we first found this bombay chest, we knew style wise, it was perfect. What we disagreed on was how to finish it. The wood finish was actually in really good condition. I mean like new, perfect, condition. It is rare that we find a great piece in great condition and at a great price.

I wanted to lightened it up a bit. I have really liked seeing the two tone look with wood and paint and wanted to leave some of the wood. He not only disagreed, but was very adamant about it. He wanted the entire piece painted. After sitting unpainted for a very long time, I finally convinced him to let me paint it the way I was envisioning it and then if he still didn't like it, he could repaint it his way.

Since the red tones are very strong on the wood, I picked Old Ochre to help soften and warm the contrast. It really is just a gorgeous color.
Brad watched me take out the drawers and paint them and he would walk by and tease me saying there is no way it would look right and he would be repainting it soon himself.
It wasn't until everything was put back together and it was sitting in our living room that he started to warm up to it. After living with it for a little while, and I think the influence of family and friends seeing it and falling in love with it finally had him convinced.
Now, it is one of his favorite for sale in our store.
Sometimes, you just have to try it first to be convinced.
(I know I will be eating these words before too long, I'm sure ; )
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  1. I love ASCP!

    (I really do!)
    Crossing fingers, toes and paws! Thx for the chance to win!

  2. Beautiful! Love the color with the wood stain.

  3. wow..I think adding the white brought out the shape more! Great job!

  4. Love the two tone combination.. your vision was right on the money! Would love for ou to come check out my new blog and ASCP Red buffet! - Susan

  5. Love how it turned out! Glad you're doing better :)

  6. i looove the two tone look! this looks fabulous.

  7. Love the two toned look! Beautiful!

  8. ha ha, usually it's the guys that want to leave the wood!

  9. That is a great looking piece! Glad you are feeling better. Hope the little ones feel better soon too.

  10. I think it turned out great! I can't wait to get painting again!

  11. Thanks everyone for the comments, have a great weekend.

  12. Beautiful! I must try the two-toned method... looking for the perfect piece. I love ASCP!