I have taken a giant leap of faith (in myself) and committed to a booth at The Hayloft Barn Sale this year! Here is there facebook page, please visit and if you do give Shirley a "Like" and tell her Claudia from ReDone to be ReLoved sent you! She puts on one HECKUVA production and many, many talented folks show up with their dazzling loot.
So, needless to say I am
I snapped this baby up immediately! Seriously, I was the FIRST message that lady received and I was there within the hour...! But what to do to it? I took a poll from my loyal facebook followers asking for them to vote from three different choices: 1. Painted body, natural top, natural drawers 2. Painted body, natural top, white drawers 3. Painted body, natural top, striped drawers. I got a lot of great feedback...but I had to shake my head, they gave me all kinds of OTHER options! Drove me nuts! And they were GREAT ideas! Then it dawned on me. Why not paint the body, drawers white and paint a pretty mural design on them! Sort of like the faux inlay look, but in reverse. I ended up using Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in French Enamel on the body and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White on the drawers. Then I mixed a tiny bit more MMS MP in French Enamel and started painting. The thing I found MOST helpful in all this? I had already light waxed the drawers. This gave me a surface I could wipe clean since it was no longer porous...like erasing. Trust me, that came in handy.
Here is my inspiration piece: Faux Inlay Inspiration, it's off Pinterest in my Cool Furniture board.
|Faux Inlay Inspiration|
|Magic Eraser Repurposed into a STAMP!|
|The Magic Eraser Stamp in action!|
Alas, maybe I don't have a huge reason to be so darn proud of my ingenuity but dang it I am anyway. Here is the finished product:
I L-O-V-E it. For reals. What do y'all think??? She will be for sale at the Hayloft Barn Sale this next weekend! I am still scared, but at least I know I'll have this beauty there! Love to all, Claudia
|Semi faux inlay/Mural-like dresser...!|