Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The watermelon dresser.  This dresser was a freebie, great quality, an Ethan Allen; that I just had to go crazy on.  I could have simply painted it white, shabbied it up and called it a day, but no.  I apologized to Sheri as these funky dressers always take longer to find homes.  But,  every once in awhile I need to  break out of the box. :)  I had purchased wrapping paper with a similar design and attempted to decoupage it on the drawer fronts.  The paper was high quality and thick and soon began to bubble.  I love to decoupage, but always have better luck with thinner paper.  My next attempt will be fabric on furniture, but that's a different day.  So, I decided to free hand the zig zag design.  It was lots of fun to do, but at one point I almost chickened out and sanded off the whole design.  And that's when I decided it was perfect.  The sanding/distressing toned it down just enough(sort of). I changed out the old pulls with some new and vintage, and painted them all in copper to match the warm wood tones of the dresser.  Linking up with

Friday, February 22, 2013

Black Diamond High Boy!  We painted the entire piece in a graphite black chalk paint and then with a can of gunmetal metallic spray paint and a lace curtain panel in a funky retro pattern the tone on tone pattern was added to the drawer fronts and top of dresser. There is new hardware on top drawers and then original was coated in the same metallic gray.   The entire piece was moderately distressed and then coated with wipe on poly.  The End.