This was a dresser I acquired from Noelle back at the old store …
It made the move with us to our new store in February, and became part of this pile-
My goal has been to get through that stacked pile BEFORE bringing on too much more, after all, we know how easy it is to want to buy every ‘awesome furniture find/deal’ we see… next thing you know your garage/barn/ workroom/studio is stuffed to the gills!
American Paint Company, one of the lines of DIY paints I carry, started a color of the week feature, and Home Turf was scheduled for end of July
Right around that time I sold one of my favorite pieces, my purple people eater
I wanted to create another piece that would inspire my visitors, and this piece came to mind, so I unburied it, and gave it a wash down
and got all jiggly with the Home Turf!
First coat Home Turf-
OOOOOOHhhh so green…..
Then I took Home Turf, National Forest , and Uncle Sam
and created lighter and darker shades
and brushed those on, all together, until I liked how it looked –
I used a damask stencil (we stock in store) and randomly added an element here/there, using all of the colors, and gilded the front feet with silver leaf, something I love to do when the feet are pretty (like these)
I added new knobs, switching out the front crystal with a limey green Swarovski-
I sanded to refine the finish (I’m a sanding girl as I love how it smooths out my finish), then sealed it up using APC Clear Wax-
A few extra Swarovski added to accent carved elements-
The darker flecks in the stencil is from the metallic foil
I love all the paint color options we offer, but I especially love when a finish is created from several colors. The result is original, every part of the piece is it’s own creation –
I took the old dingy wheels off – I like the purpose of the wheels but don’t like the look. To dress up EVERY bottom I added a flat faced crystal knob – they pop nicely into the wheel holes, and can be removed easy during transport and/or not used if a customer doesn’t like-
HELLO JOLLY GREEN JEANS!
My kinda transformation – Purples gone, but greens in! And go figure, I totally missed American Paint Company’s Color of the Week HOME TURF post 🙂
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