I’m often asked if it’s hard to sell pieces I’ve painted. Sometimes it is, yes, but there is a real freedom in it, too. I don’t have to force a piece to work with my existing decor. I can paint it in whatever color, finish, design, pattern, style I want.
Every piece is then a blank slate…
…and I don’t have to worry about where it’s going to fit or if it will provide the right amount of storage or if the hardware is right for the room.
I can paint it for an imaginary room/client and then wait for the right person to come along…who loves it, has the perfect spot for it, buys it and gives it a new home.
I can let go and paint the piece how it looks best in my mind’s eye.
I actually find more enjoyment in painting the pieces I know I’m going to sell.
Though many of them do steal a little bit of my heart.
I know there is always more furniture to be found and painted and sold…
…and I can’t keep them all.