Do you remember this orange and blue living room board I created?
Here's the room before they made any changes. I suggested moving this mirror to one of their bathrooms and they loved that! This room is drastically different now, but not quite done. As soon as the new window panels have been sewn Amy said I could take "after" pictures!
The reason I'm showing you this room again is because I want to be honest with you about the process. We had a really hard time finding a painting for over their fireplace that we both liked AND was in their price range. Original artwork can get pricey!
This year has been all about taking risks for me-- trying something new. I used to worry more about failing. But now (after a year of blogging and starting my own design business) I find myself willing to fail. That takes more courage than doing nothing.
All that being said, I decided to try painting a piece for them. I told them that I had found a painting
by a local artist that they might like.
They were skeptical from the phone pic but when I brought it over to their house--they loved it! I realize this is rare, and I'm not trying to "toot my horn". My hope is that you will be more willing to put yourself out there after reading this. If I can do it so can you!
Once they decided they to buy it, I told them that I was the artist. I don't want you thinking I lied to them...I just didn't want me being the painter to sway their decision either way.
I was on cloud nine when I left! Even better news is that they are having it framed!
I can't wait to see it in the finished space.
This was an affordable solution for my clients and worked out great for both of us! I'll do almost anything to keep my clients happy. Even try something new. ;-)
I was on a painting high I decided to paint another one for myself.
I'll save that for a different post!
Have you tried something new this year?!
If not, what's holding you back?