Let The Games Begin
Earlier this summer a color loving client gave me this game table to paint.
Her only request was that it coordinate with her vivid pinks, greens, and blues.
Color me inspired.
When I first laid eyes on this little number it was a sedate combo of blacks and browns.
There were a lot of surfaces to this piece and
I grossly underestimated the number of hours that the project would take.
The inset of the table was set up for backgammon and the top is designed for chess.
I taped off the backgammon template and began priming.
By the middle of August it was looking more like this.
Quite a change up already.
I wish you could know the client.
She worships at the alter of bright colors and whimsical patterns. As I said, other than the color direction, she gave me a free hand in the design.
To give myself an inspirational jumping off point, I took some images of the inside of her home.
This bright and bold pairing stand sentry in the foyer. So, right from the get go you know that while you are here you are going to be in for a colorfully visual treat with a real sense of fun.
This delightful duo along with a raspberry pink sectional will be in the same room as the game table.
These elements make it obvious that this is a client that is fearless when it comes to color and pattern.
Gotta love that.
So I went all out on this one.
It is difficult to take pictures in my studio with its overhead lighting but it was raining outside today and I wanted to get these photos taken because I am sure my client is anxious to have her table back.
Okay, maybe I was pretty stoked to share it too.
So without further ado,
Drum roll please.....
The table without the top -
and now with the chess board top on.
The customer wanted more aqua in this piece and I think it pulled together well with the raspberry pinks and lime greens.
I really liked how the legs turned out.
Sometimes I never really know where I am going.
These pieces often seem to have a will all of their own.
This table was no exception.
I can tell from this close up picture of the leg that I need to go back in and touch up the under side of the table a bit.
So I will do that and top coat the entire piece and then I will be able to turn it over to its new home.
Even in that flamboyant space I think this lively one will be able to hold its own.
Yes, another BeColorful project out the door.
It's like coloring the world one piece of furniture at a time.
LInking my fun little table here: