Last weekend I had a surprise visit at the store – a customer and her husband stopped by with a piece they no longer had a need for
It had such good bones I couldn’t resist
It joined the growing pile
Go figure, it was THIS dresser that got finished first! My inspiration was this
My intention was to paint the base a champagne silver metallic, then stencil an allover design in bronze – metallic on metallic – that’s modern right?
I basecoated it with Caromal Colours Reclaim mocha, and added a texture on the top using Textureline’s black Texturebase
then painted the top A Statuary Bronze with black highlights. My plan for the top was beyond my typical ‘animal hide’… this one was going to get epoxied! I used a system called Aurastone/Granicrete – it is NOT a do-it-yourself project – I trained with it several years ago thinking I’d do counter tops, but it is too labor intensive, and the materials are expensive-
See it dripping down the side? I forgot how messy it is…
After the clean up, I painted the base a mix of silver champagne, and then antiqued it with Caromal Colours Toner.
My hubby stopped by and said “I’m not sure if I’m going to like that…” to my snappy reply, “It’s not done!”
When the base was dry I took one of my stencils from Wallover called Gabriel’s Gate, and started stenciling in a bronze, silver, champagne mix
then yesterday I had a chance to finish the stenciling
I initially thought I would only stencil the front panels, but I wrapped it around the sides as well, it was so pretty
I painted the lower rail and feet bronze, and over glazed with black…
that looked better with the richness of the top. Those black spots are actual mica pieces that I floated in the epoxy finish
And no, I could not resist – I had to add a few swarovski crystals – this time I used a smoke crystal color, wanted to put them everywhere, but held back and only popped the centers of a couple designs
I have to get pulls still … I wish I could just leave them off…. thinking clear like glass/acrylic…
The epoxy top really gives it a modern feel – I wouldn’t use it on everything, but when I do I just love how it adds so much dimension…
Like the transformation?
Just rolled on the floor last night, now available for purchase, truly one of a kind!
Look for the texturebase and cheesecloth to be added to my online store later this week –
It’s a perfect month to be playing with paint!
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