What isn’t to love about classic black? Honestly, I didn’t use a lot of black when I started my business almost four years ago. I have always been a more lighter and brighter kind of girl with a true love of any hue of blue. This was until I painted my first piece in General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black. It was a old sideboard and I was astounded that a few coats of black could turn a very vintage piece into true glam.
I mentioned before how the weather has finally broken in Maryland – whew! We have cooler evenings and my kids even need jackets in the morning on the way to the bus. I was in the mindset of fall when I decided to go with General Finishes Somerset Gold on this piece.
The Autumnal Inspired Dresser!
What have I been up to this week? The beach 🙂
What have you been up to?
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We all love the true “before and after” on this blog and last week’s features won’t let you down! They epitomize what talent, creativity and vision can do. Let’s party!
This week, I’m sharing one of my all time color combo favorites – Annie Sloan Old Ochre with a wash of Old White.
Here is the Chest on Chest dresser. The entire piece was painted in Old Ochre and sanded with a 220 grit sandpaper to create a smooth surface. Then a wash of Old White was applied and it was sealed with Annie Sloan clear wax. I hope you can all see the Old Ochre peeking out underneath the wash of Old White.
The Beach Chic Dresser has been placed in the perfect spot – my foyer! It is still for sale but until I have to say goodbye, it is looking stylish when you walk through my front door.
The best part of my job is getting to rearrange my home constantly. I know it is crazy – and don’t tell my son – but I love moving my pieces all over my house!
Last year, I stumbled across a way to create a gorgeous, peacock blue and thought to share it today on the Paint Color Highlight series.
I was experimenting with this little Eastlake dresser and first applied a few coats of General Finishes Corinth Blue milk paint. The details were highlighted in Martha Stewart Gold and then the Burnt Umber glaze was rubbed all over it. The glaze toned it down and created a gorgeous peacock blue!
What a week of graduations and end of year celebrations! I am itching to get started on my Griege Cabinet but this week has not cooperated. Instead of sharing a new project, I shall have to share this post from the spring of 2014. It’s all about layering with General Finishes milk paint. It was a fun piece to work on and I learned a lot while experimenting!
The temps are definitely warming up here in Maryland which means spring is here! Today’s paint colors are like those of a freshly dyed Easter egg!
This buffet is – hold your hats – Behr latex paint. It is their paint and primer in one and costs roughly $15.00 for a quart. In the past I only used latex paint as that is all there was! It’s a lot easier now that the primer is right in it. I have a Benjamin Moore color wheel that I take to my local HomeDepot and they match the color for me in their Behr Paint line. The Spring Buffet was done in Summer Showers with a glaze.
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!