Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Unpredictable

The furniture business is completely unpredictable.

This is a constant topic of conversation with my friends from the shop. We will bring in a piece of furniture that we assume will sell within days....and it sits for months. 

The opposite is true too. A piece painted in the most random color with sell within minutes.

There is no predicting what will sell. However, I do have to say that I am surprised that this particular piece of furniture has not found a new home.

It is neutral, classic and very well painted. This might be the piece I am most proud of. 
I used textures, washes and glazes. It is in fabulous condition. To me, it is the most visually appealing piece I have done.
 However, after 12 months of sitting at 2 different shops, it has finally found its way back to my house. It has taken a perminent spot at the top of the stairs.
It looks beautiful.
However, I was kinda hoping it would look beautiful in someone else's house. ;)

4 comments:

  1. I know what you mean! I sell painted furniture too and what you think will sell doesn't always sell.And what you think will move fast will sit and sit! That is a beautiful piece! At least you can enjoy the beauty of your hard work in your home!Happy Thanksgiving!
    xx
    Anne

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  2. It is stunning, both in colours and shape! I'm surprised too it didn't sell.

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  3. I would love to have this piece! I think you are too far away from me though. It looks beautiful in its new spot!

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  4. Boy I relate....and yes what I spend ton's of time on

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