I cannot believe how many of you have emailed or commented wanting to see the final pictures of Kierra‘s island I gave you a sneak peak of several months ago:
From Melissa: I was scouring your blog for a pic of the completed turquoise island you fauxed. Not a pic to be found. Then, later, read your comment re: posting so-so pictures. I say go for it. I wonder if we are critical about pictures of our personal projects in the same manner that we are critical of pictures of ourselves. Our flaws make us beautiful. That all being said….PLEASE post the pics!
Then Renee emailed me that she had blogged about my sneak peak being her inspiration for a piece of furniture. The link is here.
And more peer pressure from people like my fellow faux girl Patti saying “Come on, where’s it at????!!! “
I love, love, LOVE how the island turned out. I think it ended up being 7 layers in all. It was a blast to do!
But my pictures just don’t do it justice and I’ve been stalling hoping to go take new pics. Kierra is the very busy mommy of 5 and I’m busy juggling getting casts off and calling poison control for gummy vitamin overload at my house. So…. we are just gonna go for it! You’ll have to trust me.
We were trying to match this inspiration piece already in her house:
It was purchased with this finish; I did not faux it!
Here are my after shots!
WARNING…. the island in this blog post is prettier than it appears in pictures.
The closeup is my favorite because it is truest in color:
I’m pretty sure I heard Kierra mention I could just bring you all over to see it in person.
Kierra you ‘da bomb! When are we going ladies????
Why can’t one of you just volunteer to come take my “after pics” from now on? I’m so bad at it…..GGGGrrrrr…….