Think Twice!

by Katie on May 22, 2012

I know, I know! It’s been FOREVER and EVEA since my last post! I can assure you lots and of great things have been happening! For one, about 8 months ago I took a huge (and scary) leap in my career. After working as a designer for 8 years for Fortune 500 home builders, climbing the corporate latter I decided to accept a Project Manager position with a much smaller natural stone importer, supplier and fabricator. As a designer, it was a pretty unorthodox choice… I definitely received some puzzled looks from friends, colleagues and family members about my decision. However, my new job has been great and I am very fortunate to have taken the risk! Learning the ropes of my new position had to take a temporary front seat to my blogging. But, it has been 8 months now and I’ve got my new job down and it’s going really well! So, I can’t wait to show you some of my recent projects! I’ve been working on a TON of stuff! (Just haven’t been blogging about it!)

I am excited to tell you about my new FAVORITE haunts to buy vintage furniture. If you like cool furniture that needs and little TLC (at a reasonable price) then you’ll love Christian Cassidy and his studio Think Twice Designs. It’s truly a great find! Christian is always getting great new stuff at his studio. You should check it out!

Here’s a before and after of my latest completed project! It’s a 1960’s tufted ottoman I picked up for our bedroom at Think Twice Designs. It was in rough condition but had great bones. And for only $75 bucks I had to make it mine!

It was in such bad condition that if someone were to sit on it the whole thing would cave in! (Notice how the strap thingies that hold the cushion up are  falling down?) I gave it a good sanding and then primed the old wood with Glidden Gripper heavy duty primer in grey…

There were so many different directions I could have gone with for this project. I seriously considered painting it dark charcoal gray, chocolate brown or even high-gloss white. But, in the end I decided to paint it black

I had a budget in mind of about $275.00 for the entire project and I figured that I could adhere to it.  However, it did not end up working out that way…. (Never does!:) For one, I decided to splurge on fabric. I looked at almost every fabric store in Dallas. I find it sooo much easier to make choices for clients than making decisions for my own home! Anyway, I decided to go with higher-end peacock blue velvet. It’s was a bold move and I am very pleased with the results! I purchased the fabric it at Fabric Factory.

  Here’s a little inspiration that I used in making my selection… I love the punch of color that peacock blue lends with cream and/or black!

Can’t resist the super stylish furnishings on Mad Men.  (One of the best shows ever!)

Mad Men

The reupholstering and adding the nail head trim ended up costing more than I had budgeted… But oh well! I think the project turned out pretty great for an old dilapidated 1960’s ottoman!

(Please, pay no mind to my tacky mirror closet doors! Replacing these doors are on my short list! 😉

Stay tuned for my new (old) wing chair makeovers!  Chairs were also purchased at Think Twice Designs!  (Trust me, it’s OUT with blue fabric and in with the new for this upcoming project!)

Thanks for reading!

Think Twice Designs  is located at 5611 East Grand Avenue  Dallas, TX 75223


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Alison May 23, 2012 at 5:16 am

Love it!! I wish I was that creative! I agree with making decisions for my own house. It’s always much easier when it’s for your customers. XO


AlejandraB May 23, 2012 at 8:52 am

AWESOME I want to go see it in person!! Looks Beautiful


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