I'm so excited about chandies and wood stain right now! I've a couple new discoveries to share:
1. Mixing stains is my new favorite thing!! I've come up with two colors to add to my offerings: a warm grey that is totally cool, but still workable for us not-so-very-modern folks and a mahogany that is rich, yet still contemporary. I shared below my mix for the warm grey and now here is my mixture for the mahogany: 2 coats Ebony with a top coat of Gunstock. Awesomeness.
2. After visiting the newest outpost of BIG NYC (Build It Green NYC) in Gowanus, I have now multiple projects in the works with my wood findings. I found a chunk of hardwood floor that still has the metal connectors on the bottom, so cool! I'm going to make the bottom the front of the chandelier. But it's huge right now, I'm deciding whether to just make a giant chandy or cut it in half to make two. Check it out:
Now I can't wait until they open after the holidays to check out their original warehouse in Queens. So much to do so little time!