Well its been busy as usual here at casa extrovert ;-)
Holidays are well and truly over and we now enter the realm of early rising and lunch making as our eldest has just started school! She was well and truly ready and so was I...or so I thought. A good (private!) cry certainly helped! That means that now I have three working days to get my growing list of furniture redesigns finished, which is exciting having not 'worked' for three years now.
I really don't think of it as work though...its my passion :-)
(like my swift subject change there?!)
So what am I working on?
Good question, I'm glad you asked!!
I have 4 projects on the go at the moment which seems to work well with paint dry times etc.
One is a bathroom vanity that's almost done (for my parents) and the other 3...well you'll just have to wait and see!
Today I'm showing you a gorgeous bedside that I've just finished for a client and I got to use an applique on, which was a first! I got the applique off ebay, thanks to a link from my client - I couldn't find them anywhere on line and didn't know they were called applique's here in Australia.
If you have no idea on what I am talking about - don't worry, the pictures will show you!
See? No detail up the back yet, but a quick trip to ebay and some liquid nails and paint and...
Ta-da!! Here's the link to the ebay store the applique came from in case you need one for yourself ;-)
I learnt a big lesson with this one -being that I am still relatively new at doing this for others. I had to match the color for the bedside to an existing piece in the bedroom where this will live. I took the swatches out and held it onto the piece and fairly quickly found the color that looked the closest to what I needed.
Away I went with the painting and I knew pretty quick that it wasn't the same color. It just looked white and the color it was supposed to be was light...but not white! I did a second coat just to be sure in my mind that it wasn't going to miraculously appear different...of course it didn't!
After a second visit and trying the color swatch on all sides and in all lights I chose the (hopefully) right color! This one is still here with me but will be heading home very soon where I'll find out how my color matching went!!
I am definitely a little wary with light colors now...I think for furniture, it's safer to go a little darker than you think because it seems to look lighter anyhow. But only on lights/neutrals, not brights/darks. If that makes sense :-)
I think I've probably talked enough now so I won't discuss how I did this one, but its pretty much the same as my last few pieces if you're curious!
Hope your week is fantastic!!