The only before of this chest I painted is peering out from behind a brown credenza
My original intent was to paint it with Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Parchment and softly glaze it. I need a good example of that on the showroom floor – my last piece sold. But once the 2 layers of parchment were dry
I wasn’t sure about my choice… the detailing on the front drawer made me feel like the piece should be more dainty, not just textured parchment
before I even wiped the glaze off the first drawer I knew I wasn’t going to be happy with my choice
so I wiped it off and changed direction
CeCe Smoky Mountain Gray, over a little bit of elmers glue here and there, to give me a randomly placed crackling
I love this old hardware but the gold doesn’t work for me – painted hardware is the bomb!
never sure what direction I’m going until I get there… I wanted to pull a softness in with this lovely color of blue gray (Smoky Mountain) so I accented it with CeCe Dover White
I LOVE the feet painted Dover – it totally changes the look of this piece don’t you think?
and I changed out the top drawer knobs to crystal balls
I did add a few Swarovski in the grooved flowers, just a few 🙂
Love how the stencil turned out – it is a large stencil called Traditional Medallion – I got it from Andreae Design Stencils years ago – it that whole image is one stencil, I just layed it on the edge so each corner of it would it both surfaces of the chest. I used the CeCe Dover White for the stencil to tie in the shading I did on the front
Love love love! I got ahold of the owner of that stencil line (they are in the midst of revamping their company/offerings) and she said it was $89 and she is checking inventory to see if they have any left. Its a pattern where you use it 2 times , back to back, to create a medallion design
Can I keep posting pictures of this? I am so pleased with how it turned out – you can see the slight crackle effect, so subtle, just enough…
and see that bit of strie coming through the Smoky Mountain? Thats the textured parchment – even though its brushed on smooth it has the ability to add just a little somethin somethin underneath… LOVE combo’ing these 2 lines of paint… and that dressy little shoe, so dainty!
These paints make it easy to create… just grab some chip brushes, a few colors, a little water, and have at it!
To complete my transformation I sealed my finish with CeCe’s Satin Finish
Check that silver chest out in the background, same chest different finish! That one I did a silver finish on – I love them both…
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