Hey guys. Thanks so much for all the supportive and sweet comments about the custom furniture we created for the Gentleman’s Bachelor Pad. Part of the reason I love blogging so much is for the feedback and general cheerleading other design lovers generously give. I actually learn more as I share my own process. So thank YOU for helping me grow as a designer and giving me a big head while I do it. Wink Wink.
A lot of you have asked about the custom pieces, so I thought I would share a brief behind the scenes glimpse. Today it’s the credenza and I’ll break down Dad’s coffee table after the big finale on Wednesday.
I have never been as intimately involved with a piece of furniture as this bookshelf credenza. I saw it from conceptualization, to scaled drawings, material selection, welding, sanding, more welding, staining, delivery and finally styling. Let me be clear- I in no way built this shelf- that was all George. But I got to be involved in the process every step of the way from weld placement to stain thickness. I think you respect a piece a lot more when you know where it came from and all the decisions that went into creating it. That’s the truth for me, at least. So here is a brief tale of the credenza bookshelf thingy. Can you tell I don’t know what to call it?