Thursday, February 27, 2014

Super Chippy Dresser

I started this dresser out with a very different idea of what I wanted, but I realized that my decoupage skills absolutely stink and I need lots and lots of practice. I had three different images that I had to sand off and start over. So I went to my old fall back of a French Graphic, (which is ok, they always sell)
and I like the way she turned out.
The dresser was a curbside find and solid wood, which always makes me happy.
 She was very simple and clean,(you see the painting essentials up on top of the dresser, some paint, some grout, sand paper and the most important the wine...)

I also found some legs on the side of the road, that I thought I would add to give this simple gal a little elegance, it's kind of like high heels for a dresser.

I wanted a super chippy look, which is not usually my style, but hey I like to mix up. I used Vaseline, to achieve a multi layer chippy effect.
I did layers of grey, black, white, and gold. I also used Martha Stewart's textured copper paint to add a little dimension.

And one more after.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Black and Gold

   I love the way the wood looks peeking through the black, and the color of the wood on this beauty was the perfect tone.

So I pulled out my black and got started. This gal is a pretty gal, but she needed to be dolled up, so I chose to do a French graphic from The Graphics Fairy in Gold, and the top in a metallic gold. I added some vintage knobs, and I love how she turned out.

One more after.

best part of doing this project is we got some well needed SNOW! Finally!
View from my deck. I am so blessed.

Clutch Dog was pretty happy for snow as well.