Yesterday I had a delivery – this highboy (minus the purple)
He was a little plain to me. I didn’t really like him much…
There should be a rule with furniture picking and painting – like first in first out, right? I had no business painting that just acquired highboy before so many other pieces, but I did.
Out came the purples –
CeCe Caldwell New Orleans Purple
and Pinkerton Violet
I wasnt’ sure WHAT I was going to do, only that I wanted shades of purple. I started with the New Orleans, and faded into the Pinkerton Violet, a I needed a deeper shade of purple on the bottom – so I mixed one using some Maine Harbor Blue, a little Traverse City Cherry and a little New Orleans…
then I added some random stencils
I painted the top New Orleans Purple, then the sides dark, then the legs Pinkerton… then switched it several times more
Tried out several knobs…
and decided on the crystal wheel. I popped off the center crystal and replaced it with a purple swarovski
I dressed the front feet up with silver leaf, which tied in to several very subtle stencils that were done with a silver metallic-
Running out of room to paint, I literally painted it RIGHT where it got dropped off! Here I’m adding some bling…
A quick brushed on layer of CeCe Clear Wax to seal, and voila!
How ironic, I remembered I picked up this halloween headband at the grocery store over the weekend. I saw it on a little toddler in a cart and decided I needed one too 🙂 (my kids thought I was nuts). Purple goes with
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