Good Friday to you and have a Happy Easter! We are absorbing as much of this spring weather as our pores can handle over here. Anyone else as desperate as me to get out of winter?!?! Prayers have been answered people! That is until Virginia weather changes it's mind again...
Ok, so when I scored the "Big Teak Whale" back in November, I also brought home his DUFF (designated ugly fat friend). I've nicknamed her Boxy.
While sussing out some white and silver possibilities for a client, I rendered a couple mock-ups of flips:
So when the client decided they needed something bigger for their space, I took the opportunity to cross the first item off my 2016 Furniture Flip List: unconventional hardware!
Secretly, when I set my flippin' goals for 2016, I was already tinkering with the idea of house numbers as drawer pulls. The trick was figuring out how to float mount them onto a drawer instead of the face of a house. Luckily, the modern numbers I picked up from Home Depot had handy templates to use for easy drilling and could be retro fitted with a cabinet screw and a nut.
I would've started on this piece a lot earlier in the year but I just couldn't bring myself to pick a paint color! You all know I usually lean towards the bright and bold, but my client requested renderings in a crisp modern white. The more I worked on the concepts, the more I realized I loved this "tamer" look. Plus I already had a can of our favorite durable/ glossy Glidden Door & Trim paint on hand, so I thought in the spirit of using what you have - go for it!
Something about letters or numbers makes me think nursery so I styled foxy Boxy a little sweeter with some salvaged blooms, sparse accessories, and an abstract watercolor piece in a simple white frame.
It's fun little water color & wax resist take on Monet's water lilies (who says you have to be in Kindergarten to play with crayons).
Also can any of you plant-friendly readers out there help me identify the blooms I used in my shoot? The buds look like little pink droplets!
We are thinking of you all fondly this Easter and hope you find time amidst all that candy and plastic egg shells to reflect on the depth of God's sacrifice and be with your family.
(But anyone else hoping a reese's egg will make it's way into their Easter basket? No shame *licks lips*)
Mod Numbered Dresser (now goes by Foxy Boxy)
50"W x 18"D x 32"H
If you are interested in this piece or a custom order like it, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.