Thursday, October 18, 2012

Oh Grey!

It's time to have our bedroom furniture re-painted and refinished.  It's well overdue.  We had our headboard and nightstands custom made a few years ago according to drawings and photos I provided to a carpenter we found through Craigslist.  Price was awesome, design was awesome, finish coat over the paint = not awesome.  It's always bothered us that we specifically requested a MATTE finish and each piece was completed with a clear coat of who knows what over them.  Bummers.  We just dealt with it because like any anxious/impatient couple, we wanted to get some dang furniture in the bedroom.  I can't stand how dust accumulates in the little crevasses about 2.5 seconds after it's dusted, and how everything sticks to the tops of our nightstands.  Lamer than lame.

We're on the hunt for the perfect shade of grey to repaint our furniture.  So far, neither D nor I have settled on the right shade of grey.  He would like to see a mid to darker shade, while I would be happy with a mid tone hue.  I must admit that it's true when Designer's say it's most difficult to make design decisions for themselves in their personal lives vs. client projects.  If this was for a client, I would have chosen the color within a few days.  Our project....... over 2 + months...... still looking at swatches and draw down sheets of grey.  Ugh.

At times I'm ready to throw in the towel and just purchase an upholstered headboard, but I do love our current furniture too much give up on it now.  And the search continues..............

1 comment:

Nicole-Lynn said...

I can't believe how many swatches you have stuck to your bed! haha I hope y'all find the perfect gray shade soon! I can't wait to see it all finished!