Coincidence always makes me wonder at the world and how it works. I notice it a lot on Instagram when you scroll and tree people in a row have a random photo of almost the exact same thing. Maybe it's just that my IG feed is full of home and furniture photos :)
Recently I had a spat of people asking for pale blue furniture - a colour I have only ever before painted the interior of cupboards with. I used ASCP Louis Blue straight out of the can and Louis Blue mixed of grey and whites to create beautiful blues for these pieces.
I offered these beautiful French bedheads (king single) for sale available to be custom painted and Kimberley requested that they be painted a lovely pale but bright blue. She has a lot of colour in her house and wanted something bold for her daughters' room. I painted them in ASCP Louis blue and waxed them. They turned out beautifully and I just love how the blue complements the silk tufted upholstery. I had them shipped to Canberra for Kimberly and was delighted to hear her feedback when they arrived: "Bedheads just arrived!!! They're lovely!! Thank you!! Can't wait to set them up!!!"
I'm assuming from all those apostrophes that she was really happy with them :)
A few days later I offered up a huge pair of pine bedside tables for sale also with the option of custom painting. Deb from the northern beaches wanted a coastal look in pale blue. She had some cushions on her bed that she sent photos of and I thought a mix of ASCP Louis blue, pale grey and white would be perfect to tie the room together.
You might notice that I also sprayed the handles gold as they were very dull and gritty. Deb was thrilled with them.
My last ASCP Louis Blue piece that I am sharing is a French Hall table that Mary who runs an event planning company had tried to spray paint. She really struggled as the old timber was bleeding and the spray paint was turning powdery and with each minute her husband was saying "put the spray can down Mary and just call Fiona!" So at 9pm on Friday night she called me in a panic and said Can I drop the table to you at 7am tomorrow morning as I need it for an event on Sunday?" So I agreed, even tough it meant a hectic day and night of work. I had to completely sand back the spray paint as there were paint runs, grit and powdery sections. I then used 2 oats of Zinsser BIN to contain any bleeding from the old varnish and mahogany and then three coats of Louis blue and top coat. I ended up getting up at 4am on Sunday morning to finish it. Talk about customer service ha ha :)
(the photo was taken at 7am under my yellowish lights so the colour is all washed out but it's a lovely soft blue)
...but it looked fantastic at the christening event.
So that's my run on pale blue furniture. I probably won't be asked now for another piece in this colour tone for ages.
Have you used Louis Blue much?
Would you have pale blue furniture in your house?
and just quietly how over the top is that Christening event:)
PS Thank you for all your lovely emails and comments on my last post. I'm still replying to each of you but I very much appreciate your beautiful and supportive words xx