Friday, February 1, 2013

It's A Matter Of Taste

I'll just let you take a gander at this well-constructed piece, before we go any further.

Any thoughts? Or is it like the proverbial car wreck and you just can't look away to answer me? Yes, it's OK, you can say it with me "It's ugly!" Funny how as the times change, so do the population's taste in furniture. At one time this was considered "the bomb", but now, we wish we could just blow it up, and make it all go away, (like those old photos of us in high school with our Farrah Fawcett hairdo's)!  Don't be so hasty, my fashion-forward minded friend! Where there is inspiration and a willing hand, there is HOPE!


I've mentioned there are lots of creative consignors at Paris Flea Market & Room With A Past, and here's just a little more proof! The uber talented Karen Berg has done it again! She's a magician with less-than-perfect pieces, and has true vision when it comes to formulating a plan for transformations. She got this buffet from a lovely neighbor and began with a good scrub one this one, before she filled in the "carved" areas. Next on the list was a coat of Cece Caldwell's Virginia Chestnut, followed by a haphazardly, unevenly coat of Vintage White. This lets all the rich brown goodness of the Chestnut show through!

The last steps were as simple as the first: a coat of Clear Wax, followed by a touch of Aging Wax was all it took to update this now beautifully aged piece to today's tastes. 

So the next time you turn your nose up at something that's not quite your taste, why don't you try a little updating first? Cece Caldwell's Paints, makes it SO easy! There are 36 delicious colors to choose from:

Something for everyone's taste!

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