They’re done! I did have fun with these. If you are interested in seeing the progression, you can click above on Video Tutorials and find the “Florence Tables” series. I have one more video to edit on the finishing touches and will publish it soon. If you are interested in all of my paint and DIYtutorials, you can click HERE to subscribe to my YouTube channel!
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.
Do you all remember the lovely French Drexel cabinet that my neighbor kindly gave me? It has a gorgeous shell carving and two sweet drawers with a painted design. The whole piece had been finished in a green patina and it actually had a hole in its back. I patched the hole and then had a blast working on this beautiful piece!
Two shades of green and so totally different – Annie Sloan Antibes and Florence. They are both a lot of fun to play with but really give two totally different looks.
I have only used Antibes on a secretary and on the Emerald Dresser. It is a true pop of green and I feel it lends itself to the farmhouse or fun pieces. I don’t see it on an elegant french dresser but I may be wrong! It is really strong and is great to mix into other colors or use as a wash with blue.
This has happened to me a few times before and always ends up as the same sad story. I see a piece and have a specific “look” that I am striving for. In my haste to create that look, I don’t listen to the actual piece. The French Vanity is a case in point. I had the idea of a shiny top and a bottom finished in layers with Annie Sloan Florence as the final finish.
I hope you all have a wonderful time tonight ringing in 2015! A Happy New Year to you all and all the best for the year to come! Thank you so much for making 2014 a great year for The Painted Drawer. I have great expectations for 2015 and am excited to get it going! First let’s say goodbye to 2014 with my favorite piece and favorite post!