September 29, 2010
Beauty In The Imperfections
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Creating clam spaces for a simple way of living, finding beauty in the imperfections that comes with age and history. A buffet to love, it came to me in poor shape with dark stain and overly lacquered high gloss finish. With over looking the splits in the buffet top, doors and drawers not wanting to close properly, most would only see this piece less then desirable. Of course seeing the light in it, I started to strip, sand, repairing, priming, and painting with an aged white finish to it. Finding great pieces in any shape and painting them in shades of whites make an even better impression if the background is calm, and peaceful.
Using this piece in a creative way against an entry way wall will leave a lasting impression on those who enter, and those who leave.
"I rather like battered pieces that have a bit of history." Adding old pieces that have been loved a little to much, and choosing pieces because they inspire your home. Not just antiques, but pieces that have been rescued, and then breathing new life into them. Objects up-cycled from salvaged pieces that make them desirable, rather then new trendy pieces will speak in volumes to any room. Recycling furniture and found objects will always give your home an air of individuality.
There are no rules in designing with flea market, thrift shop, and estate tag sale finds. The only rule I will pass on is to be inspired by it, bringing beautiful things back to life, and the piece will love you for it.