Today I’m sharing a project I finished up last week. I purchased this piece last Spring when I found two Landstrom Furniture pieces back-to-back after waiting for years for a piece to pop up on Craigslist. When it rains, it pours. I already finished the first one back in June and I thought I blogged about it then…but apparently I did not! When I went to link up to it for reference, I found it sitting it drafts along with several other half-told stories. Here’s how that piece turned out…I doubt I’ll get around to giving it its own post anytime soon.
The person I purchased this from painted it herself about 20 years ago. It wasn’t ugly or even a bad paint job, but it was a totally different style from what I had in mind. Part of her paint job involved hitting it with a chain to bang it up and create a more antiqued look. Needless to say, there was a lot of filling to do before I was able to paint this.
For the finish, I opted for lacquer in a satin sheen. Satins is always less temperamental than gloss, so I welcomed the ease of working with this piece. The color is Benjamin Moore “Lily Lavender” saturated at 25%. I’ve used the color before – do you remember this piece? This is Lily Lavender at 100%.
I love the color, but wanted something more subtle.
….because it might stay right here in my living room and I need something that’s fun, but sophisticated.
The satin sheen is velvety smooth and it’s so nice not to fuss with gloss for once.
If I keep it, the piece will stay behind my sofa, facing my dining room. In front of the sofa I have the chairs my friend Andrea reupholstered for me and the matching custom drapes that I adore. I think blue and white with lavender accents are a perfect pair!
And the settee that Andrea made a slipcover for. She is so talented.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!