Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Beach Dresser

I had a thought that maybe if I gave a name to the pieces they would sell better so for now this one feels beachey to me. I have it painted not sure If  I'm totally happy with it. I loved the vision for it more then how it turned out. Maybe once the knobs arrive I'll love it. I was going to use the existing hardware on it a chunky wood block (basically) for the knobs the kiddos' and I encrusted them after painting with black sequins
not thrilled... so I found these great drawer pulls on Ebay from Anthropology 
The dresser top is stained dark walnut, the body is a diy teal chalk paint with a black wash then some distressing (not much) and a little stain rubbed in..
2 New Anthropologie handles Drawer pulls cabinet pull hardware lot Glass Blue

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Distressed Armoire

Here is the Freshly painted and lightly distressed Armoire. It's the first time I've distressed a piece I've painted. It felt so wrong. I can hear folks like my father in law who was a skilled craftsman who made beautiful hand carved furniture and cabinets asking why would I do this? You mean  you just painted it and now you've worn it away on purpose? I do like the way it came out, maybe in the future I'll be able to distress more.
Before and after shots...