I get excited whenever I have the opportunity to take something old and worn, and turn into a beautiful heirloom. I especially love when someone challenges me with a color palette that I normally don't work with.
|Benjamin Moore Paints|
Now, I must admit when Diane first gave me her color palette I was a bit perplexed as to how I would make them all come together into one cohesive piece of furniture. As with anything that is out of my comfort zone-I procrastinated.
When I’m stuck, I always go to my Pinterest page first for inspiration. It has thousands of painted pieces that I've collected, that I often refer to, to get my brain moving.
Although, there is a variety of pieces on this page I am often drawn to a particular “style”. One such furniture artist that I admire, A LOT, is Linda, from Funky Furniture. I love the way she uses flowers as funky design elements.
|Table by Funky Furniture|
They are sort of like “Mandalas” Mandalas are very spiritual forms of design.
I've used a Mandala once before in another piece (see the tutorial here) and knew I wanted to try it again.
So, with all these different components coming together I knew I had what I needed to create a uniquely designed piece for my customer.
While I was at it I finished a chair for her as well. It used a similar color palette.
The chair was a bit simpler, a bit more feminine, but would fit perfectly in her bedroom.
Do you have a piece of furniture that you've redone recently? Post it on my Face Book page so that we can all be inspired!