Weekend Watertank Workshop - Vol 1
What I’m going to be doing is forcing myself to find time to implement a few of these new design ideas I have been (mentally) working on for quite some time now. We have been non stop busy for many years now and when we do finally get a few days off, the last thing I want to do is go to work again….but….I also love what I do artisically, so at least if I’m spending my free time creating something unique and inspired by my vision of designs, it turns out I really don’t mind at all working on days off.
I’ve litteraly put about a dozen layers of epoxy down in my garage, my patios have been ground back far too many times and my driveway is a wreck that needs a final design put down (I’ll get to that one day). So what I’ve decided to do, is visit my lovely parents up in the mountains and use their water tanks. Old, busted ass tanks that out date me and are probably going to fall over under the weight of the new overlay, but at least they forefront a lovely green hillside behind, making for somewhat decent photos of our new designs that I can put forward to customers, then obviously use their implementation as our proper photos and displays, eventually not needing these initial design photos.
I’ve named these “Weekend Watertank Workshops”. Please excuse the shitty looking tank lid along with the several cus words throughout my articles as we work on bringing forward some new lovely designs for our customers to choose from (and of course customise to their needs, nothing is set in stone……not even Stockholm).
Supplier and Contractor Coming Together
Over the last few years, I have been mostly getting negative feed back on my main suppliers colours in regards to missing a particular tone of colouring. The similarly toned colours to this have had a little too much brown or peach in them, and been hard for my more picky customers to pull the trigger, somtimes resulting in having to use a different supplier from time to time.
We started discussions with Concrete Colour Systems in regards to introducing a light grey tone leaning away from the brown and peach undertones, along the typical “French Grey” line, and after a few months we finally got our hands on some samples from them to test out…and I’m glad to say, they frigging nailed it. So much so, we decided it is the perfect colour we have been looking for to implement one of our new designs, based around this colour.
We have decided to name this design “Stockholm Stone”, which is intended to be a more toned down version of our “Stormy Skies”, lending itself well to modern version of Hampton Styled home designs. My lovely wife is also from Stockholm, Sweden, and this design seemed fitting to name after her heritage, along with trying to bring forth the feeling of stone architecture, blending naturaly through several different undertones.
Concrete Colour Systems new “French Grey” is the star of the show, complimented with a soft “Off White” blend, a “Blue Stone” modified soft swirl, patching and flecking, all held together in an expanded Offset Tiles design.
So far, we love the outcome, but as with all our custom design, it will probably undergo several changes over the first several installations until we’re truly happy and consider it finished.
We hope you guys like it too and we look forward to implementing this design at your home soon.