There's a popular expression that states that "A lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client". Well it appears that this is not only true of lawyers but also of designers.
Remember last week when I told you about my growing list of paint projects including the final touches on a Tiffany blue desk as well as an easel that would be highlighted in the same colour? Well let's just say that turquoise is the new Tiffany blue.
After walking in and out and past the room with the desk for a couple of weeks I finally had to admit to myself that I did not get the colour right and we were going to need to go back to the drawing board. This desk has already received one coat of primer, two coats of paint, one coat of polyurethane (which I made a mess of) a sanding and another coat of polyurethane. It makes me feel a bit ill to think about starting it again.
So how did this happen? After a good education and many years of work experience I should be better than this. I can absolutely guarantee that if it were my client's room this would not have happened. I have been forced to admit that I let my heart chose the colour and that would never happen with a client. So when I really looked at the colour and the relevant surroundings I realized that Tiffany blue is too green and what I need to do is add more blue. In the end I reverted to my first love, turquoise.
The new paint has been purchased but I have not yet had the time or the heart to get started painting over my previous work. As soon as I brought the paint into the room my heart skipped a beat. That's what happens when you get it just right.
Tell me I'm not alone. You've done this as well, right???