Hello friends.....I'm so glad you continue to visit.
I have come to depend on my lovely internet readers to keep a smile on my face.
So in my last post I mentioned how anxious I was
to share my most recent Annie Sloan chalk paint piece.
|Ever notice they always describe the heroine's breasts as sensually 'tumbling' out of her bodice...how exactly do breast 'tumble'?|
This harlequin...the pattern!
The diamond shape of the harlequin design has been around for centuries.
It continues to be a very popular design for
fashion, furniture and many more home decor features.
Browsing some historical
photos, I was inspired to create some
harlequin love of my own.
I started with a dresser that I purchased from Kathy Shumate of Shumate Auctions.
Kathy said this dresser was left over from a recent auction she had hosted.
She offered me a deal I could not say no to.
Home she came.
I started with a base coat of a mix of ASCP Louis Blue/Duck Egg/Old White.
Trimmed it out with Hennrietta and Chateau Grey.
The diamonds are Old White.
|why does my hand look so big????|
I used clear wax and dark wax and I was really loving the new smaller Waxine waxing brush.
I wasn't sure if I was going to like it or if the coverage would be easy to get, but this brush was very easy to hold and my hand was much less fatigued when I finished.
I'm a believer.
This photo shows dark wax on the top half and I am working my way down.
When dark waxing large flat surfaces,
don't try to do the whole thing in one swipe.
Break it down into smaller sections and remember
Clear before Dark!!
One of the reasons I love using these wax brushes instead of a rag
is because I can really get the wax
the chalk paint.
Not on top, but INTO.
The photo above shows the way the wax slightly changes the paint as it is absorbed.
See the difference...looks like grease spots.
That's how I know I have rubbed the wax in really well.
I added the Chateau Grey trim, Henrietta trim and handpainted Venetian gold dots.
So are you ready to meet her?
The top drawer had four..yes four pulls.
That's two too many in my opinion.
I solved the problem by threading
some green harlequin fabric I had through
the holes of the top pulls and tying a simple bow.
I think it adds a bit of whimsy.
The screw holes on the original batwing pulls were spaced extra close.
The only pulls I could find that fit were silver ones from Home Depot.
Problem was...I did not want silver.
Annie Sloan chalk paint to the rescue.
This paint adheres to just about anything.
I painted them Old white and distressed them a little
The whole dresser was then distressed.
I painted the bottom apron in Chateau Grey, which is really a very nice greenish hue.
When I distressed, I intentionally took much of it off to expose some of the base blue beneath.
The touch of Henrietta on the top trim is a nice added surprise of color.
I seriously have not met a ASCP color I have not liked so far.
Just look at that gorgeous wax sheen...I love this wax.
I wanted this piece to look aged and worn
and the dark wax did that for me.
I put two coats of wax on the top for durability.
I stenciled little Venetian gold florets on the top of the dresser.
Just a few, here and there.
I even dug up a tea cup with a diamond design.
Aren't you proud of my attempt at staging???
I hope you enjoyed my presentation of
Now go read a trashy novel
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.
Before I go, I have to tell you something funny (and strange).
My new blog friend Connie of Hartwood Roses blog and I were chatting about the projects we were working on...no details, just that we were both painting a dresser.
You won't believe what she came up with.
You have to go take a look...way too strange..but good!
I'll be sharing with these fine blogs this week: