Friday, June 24, 2011

HIGH GLOSS… IS THERE A PLACE FOR IT?

In thinking about plans for my business, I realize that there isn’t many furniture refinishers that I find on the web that use bold colors for their pieces.

I mostly see the shabby chic/country cottage/antiqued look

(Miss Mustard Seed)

(Gilly Grey)

 

(in the fun lane)

Don’t get me wrong, I have an appreciation for all kinds of finishes on furniture. I’m just wondering if my idea for my pieces are in demand these days.  I like funky and bold colors that scream LOOK AT ME!

When I paint something white, it will be glossy!

(above three images via Natty by Design)

(Three men and a lady)

So, is there room for me?  Or should I be a jack of all trades when it comes to finishes?!

 

Happy Friday!

15 comments:

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

All the best with this venture! You have a great eye for finding unique pieces, I think this is a wonderful venture for you to pursue! Janell

Kelly at I Dream of Decor said...

I love both styles! I have a couple of each in my home so I say go with creating what you love to create!

Deborah Fontaine said...

I agree with you , go with the colors that scream "Look at Me" so in answer to your question yes there is room for you

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Follow your vision and passion! :) I'm very excited for you. I think you wil find a nice balance of both.

Tia Brumbelow said...

I think you should do what you love. If you like the bold pieces, then make that your specialty! There's probably more people than you think that like your style =)

Brixton Nole said...

I wondered the same thing when I started out and I still question myself when I take a look around blogland sometimes...but I choose NOT to produce any pieces that I would not use in my own home due to color, finish or quality of paint so I choose not to distress pieces. Sometimes however, I do find pieces that scream for distressing and I have to oblige! I've found that there are plenty of young adults (who buy my pieces) that are just starting out in their new homes/apartments that appreciate bold colors and shabby chic is not their aesthetic. Long story short, just produce pieces YOU love and they will sell themselves!

SHERRY HART said...

I am kind of into furniture painted a bright color right now.....for me glossy white is great but some of the images you posted are fabulous!!! Go girl!

The Uncluttered Lifestyle said...

I think there is room for bold color. I love distressed furniture, but who can resist a shot of color once in awhile?!

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

I say always go with your gut and it will be the right decision! I think furniture speaks to you - so do what the piece tells you :) You're going to be great! Excited to follow along your new venture!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I'm wondering if others are trying to appeal more to the largest population. Brightly painted pieces are fabulous and you'd stand out in the crowd if you showcased some.

Marcie said...

I to am in love with bright bold color. It seems like whenever bold color is used it is for a tween or teen girls bedroom or a childs playroom. I have found it difficult to find inspiration to use color in grown up spaces. UNTIL, I learned about the Live Like You blog, http://blog.livelikeyou.com/

Jill shows us how to live our way not like everyone else. I hope you enjoy her as much as I do.

Natty by Design said...

Soooo many people do the shabby chic look - move over to my camp and go bold and glossy!

Natty by Design said...

And thanks for highlighting my pieces!

michi said...

I love the red bamboo one!! I don't know where I would put it but I want it!

Jessica said...

I love the glossy look these days. I fact I'm thinking of putting glossy paint on our soon-to-be-new closet ceiling.

You score some good items at the thrift stores girl!