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?
The handsome fella you see in the pics is designer and furniture-maker, George Coldren. He was great to work with and totally handled my nitpicking and deadline stressing like a pro. We’ve finished the final shelf styling and art arranging and I cannot wait to show it to you guys!!
Please don’t forget to tune into the Gentleman’s Bachelor Pad Finale on Wednesday. I’m real proud of this one and I’m looking forward to hearing what resonates with you.