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Friday, March 22, 2013

Blue, Grey and White Dresser

One of the things I love to do is play with paint. I guess that's no surprise if you have read my blog for awhile.

When you have painted as much furniture as I, you get tired of the same old thing. That is when creativity strikes! Another thing you may know about me is I like changing things up. Sometimes I hand- paint furniture, like my Audrey Hepburn dresser, and other times I may write on a piece as you may have seen on my Black French Hutch.
My favorite thing is blending paint colors, like what I did recently with my French Farmhouse Hutch.
This project was playing with paint again. The Blue, Grey and White Dresser had so many wonderful details.

Look at this carving on the top.........gorgeous!


My layering technique gives it a very aged patina. The detailing on the dresser allowed me to highlight certain areas with color.


Love the legs on this too. All the layers of colors and the waxes make this even more distressed and gives it dimension.

That is why I love Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan. Aubusson, Pure White and French Linen was used to achieve this look


All the original hardware was left because it is beautiful. It added to the character of the piece.

I've liked playing with paint ever since I was a little girl. There is something so peaceful about applying paint with my brush in hand. I guess that's why I like painting furniture so much because I am creating a piece of art.


And when you get to create something you never did before it is even more of an accomplishment.
Love how the manipulation of the paint gave it this effect. 

It could have been the beautiful sun shining through the windows today but I was inspired.

Happy Spring!

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15 comments:

Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

That came out just great Deneen! I love it! The layering on the legs looks great!I have a LOT of layering on my legs but for some reason they just look fat! Must be the wrong color or something....

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love this deneen! i love when two toned pieces are more antiqued as i think it gives a more natural and cohesive look.

DJAjewels said...

It looks spectacular! Thanks for sharing with us!
Irene

Divine Theatre said...

Wow, Deneen! It's beautiful!
I am trying to decide what colors to paint my "new" secretary and I am overwhelmed!

xo

Andie

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

You've done it again. Gorgeous! Blessings, Patti

Annesphamily said...

This is gorgeous! What a beautiful blessing you share in your talent and lovely blog! Hugs Anne

Donna said...

I think this ismy favorite piece so far !! I love the blue and greys!!! Just gorgeous!!!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Gorgeous furniture. I especially love the green layered piece.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

GORGEOUS!!! Stopped over from WUW.

sandy @ french laundry 132 said...

absolutely amazing! I love how you did the colors!!!

~ Liz ~ said...

The layering makes all the difference. It's gorgeous!
Liz @ Quirky Vistas

Connie@shabbyforsure said...

This is beautiful...Connie

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Love the way this looks. You've got a great touch.

Bliss said...

This one is beautiful too.

Bliss

Suzan Sweatman said...

Oh Deneen - this turned out fabulous!!!!!
WHat a beautiful job!
XOXO