Let The Games Begin
I was looking through some images of previous BeColorful Designs that I had created and I ran across these images of one of my favorite projects. So, in the spirit of Throw Back Thursday, I thought I would share it here on Be Colorful Coastal.
A color loving client had asked me to repaint her game table.
Her only request was that it coordinate with the vivid pinks, greens, and blues in her home.
Color me inspired.
When I first laid eyes on this table it was a sedate number in black and brown.
There were a lot of surfaces to this piece and
I grossly underestimated the number of hours that the project would take.
The inset of the table was set up for backgammon and the top is designed for chess.
I taped off the backgammon template and began priming.
By the middle of August, it was looking more like this.
I wish you could know the client.
She worships at the alter of bright colors and whimsical patterns. As I said, other than the color direction, she gave me a free hand in the design.
To give myself an inspirational jumping off point, I took some images of the inside of her home.
This bright and bold pairing greeted me in her foyer. So, right from the get-go I knew this woman was going to let me pull out all of the stops.
This delightful duo, along with a raspberry pink sectional, will be in the same room as the game table.
Seeing her home and her furniture choices made it obvious that this is a client that is fearless when it comes to color and pattern.
So I went all out on this one.
It is difficult to take pictures in my studio with its overhead lighting so forgive the glare and shadows.
Drum roll please.....
The table without the top -
and now with the chess board top on.
The customer wanted more aqua in this piece and I think it pulled together well with the raspberry pinks and lime greens.
I really liked how the legs turned out.
Sometimes I never really know where I am going.
These pieces often seem to have a will all of their own.
This table was no exception.
I can tell from this close-up picture of the leg that I need to go back in and touch up the underneath side of the table a bit.
So I will do that and top coat the entire piece and then I will be able to turn it over to its new home.
Even in that flamboyant space, I think this lively one will be able to hold its own.
Yes, another BeColorful project out the door.
It's like coloring the world one piece of furniture at a time.
Sharing my game table here: