I knew I was sick the minute I walked through Pottery Barn.
Not only did I actually consider buying a brand new chest of drawers that was exactly like ones that I already had in storage; the ones in storage had been handmade by my grandfather.
I needed to get to a hospital. Clearly I was suffering from (idea) exhaustion.
After telling my agent and publicist and manager and lawyer to alert the presses that I was taking some time off to “rehab” some furniture, I got down to business. These chests weren’t in the best shape when I pulled them out of my 10×14 space; they were scuffed, missing some pulls and needed a serious jolt of energy, but they had potential. Having recently relocated to Austin, Texas, we’d been setting up house and noticed that our bedroom needed something…electric.
Electric Orange. Benjamin Moore Natura Zero-VOC paint.
I started by sanding down the chests, and then got to the business of applying coat after coat of paint; followed by adding some vintage crystal pulls. The look that I was hoping for was a Sixties Pop, shiny, how-fabulous-am-I-and-check-out-my-go-go-boots look.
I think it worked.
And now, back in my body and out of Pottery barn, this is just the beginning.
Stay tuned…next up I’m redoing a fifties chair that I found a vintage store….
Writer, stylist and all around talented gal, Tiffany Romigh is serious about style. Whether she’s seamlessly fusing Street Art with French antiques or Hermes with rock concert tees, Tiffany has a knack for merging genres and mediums – and boredom is her enemy. Never one to ask others to do what she can tackle herself, Tiffany rolls up her sleeves and dives right in – whatever the project might be! Having recently relocated to Austin, TX… she’s now faced with a whole new house to grace with her good taste – and a whole new city to explore. With Chic Re-do, Tiffany shows us how turn the simple into the sublime and the unexpected into the unbelievable!