Everyone I’ve told about this new project has asked “How are you going to refinish – stain or paint?”. That’s a good question isn’t it? Most pieces of furniture I have in my possession (with the exception of my newly painted pedestal table) are solid wood. The warmth and beauty of wood brings such a natural element to a home, the simplicity or complexity of the grain, depending on the wood, being a testament to the wonder of nature.
I love the wood I have in my home. But I also think that too much wood can clutter a space. A room with wood floors and wood furniture and wood blinds (I am guilty of this myself) competes for your attention and doesn’t come across as cohesive. I’ve noticed this more lately in my own home with the updated pedestal table which adds texture, contrast and colour to my dining room. I’ve also noticed this with my current client project (the “Matawatchan Project”) planning the interior of a rebuilt 125 year old log home. With four walls comprised of log and chinking you have to be very selective in the choice and placement of wood pieces.
That being said, the new acquisitions will most likely be painted. I haven’t told you what these are yet have I? Well, I’m going to keep you in suspense for a little while longer (until I get some pictures), but I’m pretty sure you are going to be able to guess once you have a boo at my inspiration images below….
So … have you guessed yet????