Last night my husband and I went to see a movie, a rare event these days. On the way to the parking garage, we stopped in front of a store window display selling some very unusual painted furniture. It was in one of those "pop-up" stores right in the heart of the city near Pioneer Square.
I kept staring at this paint and the application....
But when I turned to look at this bedside table I was really stumped. It looked like it was a piece that had originally been painted and someone had decided to strip it, but tired of the project and left it as it was. My other thought was that the whole set: screen, table, and coat rack were designed to look patinated. Hmmmmmm, it could also be a very avant garde look, a trend, something that is weathered by years in an old castle with musty interiors.
I love the colors, but the look seemed contrived. The other side of me says it is an expression of what is a popular style with a sort of advanced or over-the-top expression. Should we take this seriously or is this a tongue-in-cheek adaptation?