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Sunday, July 24, 2011

My Heart's Desire


I somehow convinced my sweet husband to take over painting duties
on the now stripped naked table top...
And I get to work on a new project...not a custom, not a repair...
but a piece I can paint to my heart's desire


The handles on this White Furniture dresser are HUGE
I obviously didn't have enough sanding fun today,
because I chose to strip and sand the lacquer
off the top of THIS piece, too...


Check out those curves!
The sides are even curvy, like a Bombe style piece


The details at the bottom are carved wood...yum


and a big ol' stack of ginormous drawers...all curvy, too
So what's the dilema?
I want to paint it pale blue
Blue sells well for me on Etsy
But sits for ever at the store...
hmmm...what to do...
What color would YOU paint it??

4 comments:

  1. How about some drama with ASCP Emperor's Silk or Antibes Green and some dark wax?

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  2. I love Antibes....but alas, none here and I'm not waiting until Tuesday to paint...lol. I think I want a soft color for this piece...the shape is so dramatic already!
    Maybe I'll pick up some Antibes next week for another piece...

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  3. what about paris grey and then old white on the curves? too boring? I did a table with paris grey the other day and then I made a colored dark grey wax with graphite and old white and clear wax and a little mineral spirits to thin it and I washed it over the piece unevenly and it came out very nice. Also, I have been eyeballing some of these dressers like this to paint. Do you need to strip off that lacquer? might not purchase if you do!! I love your stuff!!

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  4. Mary Jean, I adore that color combo...I did the most amazing night stand in those colors. I'd love to see your piece, especially with the graphite tinted wax! Feel free to post a pic or email one and I'll post for you stiltskinstudios@gmail.com
    With regard the provincial furniture, I do recommend sanding...it just makes me more confident that my finish will withstand shipping!

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