Delivery day

And the bookcase project is in the bag! We delivered Virginia's furniture to her today, and I'm so pleased to report that she seemed very happy. Still, I can never really read her. So on the drive home I called Rich to tell him we'd finished, and she had already called and told him she loved it. She also told him she thought I wanted her to jump up and down, but that's just not her. As I told Rich, I didn't need a cartwheel, but it really was important to me that she was happy. The fact that she called him so quickly tells me all I need to know.
Before we loaded it up Brett took my picture next to it. Yes, I've recently shaved my head. And then after we got it set up and the shelves put in I took a shot of it in it's new (old) home.
In its original state it was the same dark stain as the crown and base moulding. The room is dark (which the client likes), but having something lighter, especially something this big, I think is going to provide some nice contrast. The RL chair fabric she's using is predominantly two gray-greens that I used on the case, accented by a navy and raspberry color, thus the raspberry grasscloth.
She's changing out the carpet but mentioned that she hasn't found anything she "love love loves." At that point her husband said "we're 70, we're going to die, can't we just get something we like like like?" I bet they're a riot to hang out with.
What I like about Virginia is that she's got the right priorities. She likes nice things, and she's fully prepared to spend money to have them, but they're not the most important thing. She said she would really like to be done with the rooms she's updating, but she's been busy. They go to their condo in Florida a lot. Then her youngest granddaughter gets christened tomorrow. It's those are the sorts of things that keep her busy. Talking about her grandkids she said, "those kids are going to be grown before you know it, the carpet can wait."

14 comments:

Jill said...

I love, love, love your work. The husband sounds like my kind of guy. I just did a backflip...great work!

David said...

Thank you! I just checked out your latest post, and that neck piece you wore to dinner is amazing.

Mrs. Blandings said...

It looks terrific! What a relief to have it finished and done so well.

Toad said...

Not sure about the haircut, but the bookcase is stunning. it looks wonderful.

Raina said...

I don't know which is more handsome - the Abercrombie model on the left or that fabulous piece of furniture on the right.

Jill said...

Thank you David...it means alot!

laurelstreet said...

This is a knockout! I can't believe the change from that dark moulding color. It's perfect!

soodie :: said...

David, it really looks great! I can't wait to see more to come....

ChrisToronto said...

Fantastic job, David! I hope you enjoyed the process because this is definitely going to bring more faux finish work your way.
I LOVE the husband's comment, so droll.

Karena said...

David, it turned out great. I think we all need some validation. I stopped by a friends last night to see her latest design projects in her home. I almost jumped up and down, she could see I was wowed and it meant a lot to her.

hello gorgeous said...

David, it looks amazing. Now, go over there and paint that trim white. :-)

designerman said...

that looks great-so impressed with people who can do work like this...

(and you look great too!)

thakns for all your support over the past year, hope we both in ths same town so we can meet...richard

ArchitectDesign™ said...

You look great with the shaved head -hot even! Brave move and it paid off.
That said -the bookcase looks fantastic! I love the husband saying that about being 70 yrs old too- LOL. My grandma who is in her late 80s says similar things all the time (but more like, i'll do whatever the hell I want, I'm OLD!).

charkstudios said...

Love your work! I wish I could still paint furniture...I used to do that on the side between my faux paint jobs...but due to the economy I had to sell my delivery van! I'm bummed out but love to see that people are still being creative out there.