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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Dresser deserving of her stripes

Hello Friends!

I think I can now add mixologist to my imaginary list of "yep I can do that".  I felt like I was back in my bartender days mixing up cocktails and experimenting with a lil of this and a lil of that trying to find that perfect combo. Yep I think I nailed it I loved all the Annie Sloans Decorative Chalk paint recipes that I came up with while designing this dresser.  I usually don't mix up a lot of paints when im working ~ my brush just gets dipped right into the can. So this was a lot of fun and what a great way to really get the most out of your ASCP.

 I used ASCP colors ~ Olive, Old White, Provence and for mixing purposes Graphite and Napoleonic Blue to come up with all these glorious colors used for this dresser.  I didn't write down any recipes and my memory is horrible !~ dang it!!

yeah I like to use stencils and I also love layering my painting techniques.  Crackling is becoming all the rage right now, instantly I believe it adds drama and a vintage appeal to a piece especially when your working with a newer piece of furniture (like this dresser) instead of an antique.

 isn't it lovely?!
The knobs got a coat of metallic spray paint.
I love these pictures the way the sunset is bouncing of the wax causing the dresser to sparkle!

 the detail of the dark wax that was applied all over is stunning! Since this was a newer piece of furniture ( I believe my client said it came from TJ Maxx years ago) I really wanted to give it an old vintage feel with a whole lot of character. And nothing adds the look of time worn love like some dark wax.

 the top was painted in Old White ~ although this picture is appears to be grey or blueish but its not.


Hope you enjoyed! sorry everyone this one is not for sale it was a furniture makeover for a customer ~ I know I loved it too and really want to do this technique and color choice on another dresser for myself! :) If your local to Southern Maryland and have a piece you too would like to have madeover just e-mail me  or message me on facebook ~ I'd love to create some beauty for you!

Have a fabulous Day ~ Everyday!


Dee said...

So, So pretty. Love it! Dee from My Painted Stuff

gina said...

That is gorgeous!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Beautiful transformation! I love those stripes and then the sides are a nice surprise!

kathryn cain said...

it is hard to impress anyone anymore because honestly we blog and diy people inspire those In big box stores...but you inspired me...and I love much.My home is not the colors of which I paint nor the out of box I go my selling of items is a release..

PS please tell me where are you moving to sweet family


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