No. 18 {imperfect}

January 18, 2011

BEFORE {YIKES}

No 18 end table before

AFTER

No 18 end table after

Ok, there is kind of a story behind this ol thing. Num­bero uno…it was in very bad shape when we got it. We found it in that same aban­doned home on my brother-in-law’s prop­erty that we found the vin­tage wall­pa­per. It had been thrown out of the win­dow by peo­ple who ripped up the old wood floors.  The piece was a wreck. All that said, this was kind of an exper­i­men­tal piece for me. Here was the process…

1. sanded the crap out of it. lit­er­ally.
2. painted it green.
3. dis­tressed it. a lot.
4. hated the green. hated the sand­ing job.
5. painted it a light gray.
6. dis­tressed it again.
7. loved the gray but it was bor­ing.
8. splashed white paint on the top…
NO 18 end table after

…meanwhile…my thought process dur­ing this whole time was…this is just never going to be right…never going to be PERFECT

No 18 end table after

9. painted “imper­fect” on it. which actu­ally looks like “I’m Perfect”.…which.…it kind of is now.…

…in its own imper­fect way…

NO 18 end table after

…just like mr. piggy who seems to find its way in many of my photos…

NO 18 end table after

10. stained the whole piece. just to see what would hap­pen. turns out, i really like the piece. but MAN some­times the cre­ative process is an ORDEAL, ya know?

no 18 end table after
{sorry for the not-so-awesome photos…it was cloudy yes­ter­day when i shot these!}

No. 18 is up on our etsy shop.
Have a great day today!

Cheers,

s

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  • Kelly Port­noy

    Adorably per­fect! In love with the gray!

  • Eva

    Fantab­u­lous! The grey looks lovely and don’t you just love when you’re wing­ing it through the cre­ative process and it ends up beau­ti­fully.
    As always, with your designs, I’m so impressed!

  • Sun­blewis

    i love it. . you can never go wrong with grey.


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