Custom orders can be so fun, but I also think the pressure is amped up just a bit. I mean someone gives you some prize possession and wants you to freshen it up a bit. I always worry that they really do have a picture in their mind of the end result...and what if I don't deliver. Dadada DA. Anywho, D.S. thought she would take a chance on me and brought me 2 antique pieces that she wanted restyled. I WISH I had thought to take before shots. These were quite ornate with lots of roses decorating every drawer front, and flat surface, in a very Victorian fashion. It was quite lovely, but the colors had begun to fade and it was looking a little tired. I was given free reign once we had decided on the base color. I have to admit to being a bit intimidated to begin. The base is AS Chalk paint Paris Gray over Old Violet which was not a dramatic change from the warm gray that had been on the pieces. Then I knew we needed to redecorate these pieces again. What to do? Numbers, stencil, resist stencil, number words, hmmm. A friend said, "I see words, but I don't know about number words." That's when the light bulb went off!
How about words of Inspiration? I'm going to apologize in advance for the photos. I was in a hurry and to top it all off, when my computer crashed it messed up my photoshop program which I still need to fix.
Happy Mid Week!