It’s been a year now that I’ve been reviving furniture for other people and I’ve been loving every minute of. I’m learning something new everyday by going on courses, reading blogs, watching You Tube videos, practising and most importantly making mistakes.
However the lesson that is the hardest that I’ve learnt is knowing when not to paint.
I’m given so many old, new, broken or just un loved pieces of furniture the majority of which definitely need a good overhaul.
However for my birthday my husband bought me the most gorgeous Edwardian writing desk. It’s just perfect and I love it enormously. When he bought it he knew I’d love the shape and style but he was unsure as to whether I would want to leave as is or to paint it.
It was a very easy decision. I have left as is. The wood is truly beautiful and I LOVE it.
Sometimes however the decision isn’t so easy. If a client wants something revived I will obviously oblige but a few weeks ago I had to truthfully turn and say what a beautiful piece of furniture something was and that I wouldn’t touch it. Although I lost out on a job (and money) they listened to my advice and are now very happy to keep it untouched.
Have you ever revived something and regretted it? Fingers crossed I don’t ever make that mistake
Thanks as always for reading.