All week I have shared my top ten from 2015: The Best of 2015 Countdown Begins, The Countdown Continues, The 2015 Countdown Continues
We finally have arrived!
Drum roll, please…
Number One for 2015
This is such a beautiful, unusual and gorgeous piece. I knew when I first saw it that it would be spectacular. I fell in love with the shell top and the sweet painted details on the drawers. It had an original greenish stain on it and someone had drilled a hole in its back (likely for a tv cable). I shored it up and filled in the hole prior to painting.
Using the original green finish as the base color, I went to town!
For the outside and base, I used washes of Annie Sloan’s Aubusson, Florence and Provence. I then sanded back to reveal the lovely painted details on the drawers. The washes allowed the original beautiful painted details to pop through.
For the interior, I applied a first coat of Aubusson. I then added a coat of Florence and back to another coat of Aubusson. It was lightly sanded for a smooth finish. This gave the interior a subtle, deeper hue than the outside.
I even had fun waxing this piece (not typical)! It was waxed in Annie Sloan clear wax and after it cured, I added Provence into the clear wax and applied it over sections. The was the first time I have added color to the wax and I loved the result. I also added touches of gold using Martha Stewart Antique Gold decorative paint. This was a piece that I was really proud of 🙂
I hope you have a wonderful New Years Eve and wish you all the best for 2016!