The minute I heard they were coming out with their own furniture line I went to their website and ordered the catalog. This catalog is 600+ pages of vintage inspired, rustic, neutral, dreamy goodness...all shot in a moody, masculine and yet somewhat ethereal fashion.
Oh the power of staging, lighting and good photography.
I have to admit ~ there aren't too many items in this catalog that I would turn down. I would definitely have to pair them with some light and bright walls, textiles and accessories though. I'm just not totally sold on the dark, somewhat gloomy, altogether masculine look they have going on.
Here is one of the pieces that caught my eye:
|"A REPRODUCTION OF A BRITISH SURVEYOR'S TRIPOD , CRAFTED OF WOOD WITH SOLID CAST BRASS ACCENTS."|
He found an old, wooden, tripod easel with extendable legs for a whopping $3.99 at our local GW store. Sometimes it seems like the stars align in our favor! At this point our fellow GW shoppers were gawking at us...I do believe I might have let out a little squeal. I actually grabbed Scott and hugged him (he didn't complain) and told him how completely fabulous he was. I'm pretty sure he was thinking, "Wow, I guess Sherry really wanted an old, wooden, tripod easel." Sometimes Scott just doesn't share my vision. It's not his fault...he's a visual person...I just needed to show him.
When we got home, I grabbed my 20 pound Restoration Hardware catalog and flipped through until I found the picture of the tripod lamp (see the pictures above). Scott was impressed. Well, actually he said the price on those lamps was "ridiculous"! But he quickly ran down to a place in town that has a bunch of "junk" for sale ~ for next to nothing ~ and picked up this beauty for a buck:
It was dismantled in a flash so he could use the parts for our tripod lamp. Once he's got it, he's unstoppable.
|Alex helping drill the hole for the lamp workings.|
|Scott getting it all put together.|
|It's not as "chunky" or fitted with "solid cast brass" but it definitely has the right vibe about it.|
The lampshade came from GW also...it was $2.99. It appears brand new...it had a small smudge on it. It isn't quite the right size or shape but it will do until we can get the perfect one.
|Turned out pretty nice for a $3.99 lamp, $2.99 shade, approximately $3.00 in miscellaneous hardware, and a $1 junk lamp.|
|Looks pretty smashing here in my craft room... ;)|