Polychrome

Finally, we're nearing the home stretch on the bookcase project, so I'll be finishing things up this week and delivering it Saturday morning. I don't know why but I've been extremely nervous about how the client will like the end result. I've sold plenty of painted furniture, but because this one didn't belong to me and I've changed it so drastically my confidence is all over the place.

I took a few shots tonight since I've been talking about it forever. The colors are a lighter and darker gray green taken from a Ralph Lauren fabric she's using on four wing chairs around a table that will sit in front of the bookcase.

Here's a closeup of the crown and dentil moulding that ring the top, and the acanthus at the top of the three columns. The entire thing was stained dark to begin with, so you really didn't see most of the detail before.

There are three shelves that go in each of the two bays that are painted the same as the exterior, so the dark color will be broken up a bit. It also looks more blue in this shot than it actually is.
What I'm really pleased with is Rich's suggestion that I run a bit of the interior color around the panel of the bottom cabinet doors, giving it the look of an old polychromed piece.
Before we deliver it I'll get Brett to help me heave the case up on top of the cabinet (Mary mother of God it's heavy!) and get a shot of the whole thing the way it will look in the client's home. It's going up against a wall of raspberry colored grasscloth, I'm excited to see it place.


9 comments:

Jill said...

Beautiful work!

Raina said...

Holy Mother of all that is Decorative Painting - you are one talented man, David!

I hope the client and designer will allow you to photograph it installed. I'm dying to see it.

Bravo, Darling!

Mrs. Blandings said...

It looks terrific - all the fret and worry completely unnecessary.

Toad said...

You have outdone yourself mon ami. This is fabulous.

ChrisToronto said...

Agree with Raina . . . what talent!!

Decorina said...

It is gorgeous!!! You did a beautiful job, David. I can't wait to see it in place. Wonderful wonderful.

hello gorgeous said...

Wow, David! That's beautiful! See if you can take a photo up against the seagrass. Pretty please.

hello gorgeous said...

*grasscloth

soodie :: said...

David, this is just the beginning for you... can't WAIT to see it in situ...