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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Seeing Stars

Another piece from the Americana Collection
inspired by relaxed country living and
 American farmhouse style

 I've been wanting to do a piece using
and was inspired by the upcoming
Independence Day holiday...

 I wanted to avoid anything with too much of a "theme"
as I tend to tire of those pieces quickly
in my own home
but I loved the idea of a little hidden "something"
to make a special piece even more so...

 The red is so deep and rich...
I only used dark wax on this piece...
right over the paint...
(if you're going to try this, I encourage you to test first!)

 When we purchased this piece, it had issues.
many, many issues...
 now, the repairs all seem worth every second they took...

Wondering about that gorgeous navy blue 
on the drawers?
I custom mixed that color using Annie Sloan Paint
(click the link to find your local stockist)
Curious about mixing colors?
Miss Annie has a charming blog
all about color theory...

This piece is available in our Etsy Shop


  1. I have a piece very similar to this in my garage waiting for an inspiration and now I have it! So excited now to get started on it.
    Emperors Silk is one of my favorites.

    1. well be sure to share pics when you're done!

  2. I am jealous and envious of your talent!!! Every piece you post is amazing. Thanks for sharing, Kathy

  3. I love the work, and surprises are always so special. Beautiful work! beverlee

  4. It looks SO good! I love surprises like that ~ your work is SO inspiring!

  5. I love what you did with the interior! I get tired of the themed pieces also, but always want to do them anyway. Great idea and Really Nice Work!!

    1. thanks! You guys ROCK, by the way! I figured the drawers could easily be repainted, should the eventual owner tire of the patriotic look...