I get asked from many people how we name our pieces and why we name our pieces.
Most of our pieces are named after family members and friends. Or if we do a custom project we name it after our client.
So why do we name them? Case in point.
Mike and I had a dialogue that went like this two weeks ago. The setting is this. We had been running around all day picking up different pieces from different places. Needless to say the flatbed trailer was full.
We were talking about what pieces to do next and the rest could be stored at a family member's home. During our journey we had picked up a long frenchy type dresser that would work brilliantly in a child's room because it is rather short. The current finish was sort of that white / cream / yellow that was popular back in the day.
Mike: So what pieces am I taking to your aunts?
Me: Lets leave the desk and the big dresser we are doing for my mom and take the rest over.
Mike: What about the other big dresser.
Me: Which "big" dresser? I don't think we should do that "little" white dresser yet.
Mike: We don't have a white dresser.
Me: Oh we don't?
Me: Um yes we do. We picked it up at Shay's.
Mike: No we didn't.
Me: You mean to tell me we drove all the way out there and missed that one in the garage?
Mike: I don't know but I did not load a "little" white dresser at Shay's.
Me Thinking: YES WE DID. I KNOW WE DID. I WATCHED YOU.
At this point in time we are both getting frustrated with each other.
Me: Let's look at the trailer.
I march over to the window.
I look out and I see the "little" white dresser laying there plain as day.
Me: That (I point) that "little"white dresser.
Mike: Oh "THAT" "little" white dresser.
Mike: You didn't lift it. It isn't "little".
We name our pieces to have open communication because our perceptions are very different from each other. And that is okay.