Good morning All !!!
Lately for some reason I've been seeing people get upset about wood furniture being painted -
( not here - more on Hometalk to be honest with you )
There's a lot of beautiful wood furniture out there - I know that - some pieces leave me drooling at times ( not often because I truly love painted pieces ) so I kind of - sort of- get it - that it troubles some people to see a perfectly fine piece of antique or vintage furniture covered up ( and in their minds " destroyed " ) with paint.
I GET IT - and so I never go to someone's site and say - YOU SHOULD PAINT THAT -
And to those people - I say - NEVER paint a piece of furniture - it's obviously not for you - and you can, after all, do whatever you like with a piece that you own.
But, there are, many many people out there that are very close to getting rid of a piece just because they're sick of looking at it - or because they've inherited it and don't like it very much - or they want to hold on to a piece for sentimental reasons but want it updated to fit the decor in their home because it just doesn't " belong " and then there are those that are thinking of the environment and don't want to put a piece in a landfill.
These are the people I paint furniture for.
It's their decision - and they always go from hating it to loving it.
They are not Antique dealers - they are not looking to hold on to a piece for financial appreciation down the road - they are simply people who are looking for an updated solution to something that is theirs to do with what they choose.
I hope I'm not offending anyone - I SO hope you know that - it would break my heart if I thought I was - I just want to clarify what I do - and gently remind you that often my customers come by the blog.
If seeing wood furniture get painted upsets you - this simply isn't a blog you'll be enjoying any time soon :)
A HUGE facebook page ( they had over 120,000 likes ) featured this piece recently ( most of you will remember it I think? )
and a LOT of people thought I shouldn't have painted it - that this piece should have been left alone.
I'm wondering what they would have had me tell my customer?
NO, SORRY, I REFUSE TO PAINT THIS???
I don't take personal offence, honestly I don't - I'm really too thick skinned for that type of thing -
just thought I would put it out there though - painting furniture is what I do after all !
And I will be starting on this later today :)
The customer has decided on ASCP - Graphite - Even though it comes with a certificate
and a Crest
It's a gorgeous piece - and a pure joy to work on - except for a couple of scratches that were easily filled - it's in incredible condition. And even if it's painted it'll be beautiful in a different way.
You'll see - I promise - you'll see :)
( and it's much darker than it appears in this photo )
Have a great Monday -
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