Sooo…there is a dresser that’s been hanging around in the studio for months. It’s a beautiful empire piece with some amazing graining on the drawers and I just wasn’t ready to paint it. I pushed it against the wall and waited until inspiration struck.
I was thinking about the dresser one evening and it hit me… Boxwood. It would look stately and fitting for the lines and size of the piece.
I’ve had some extra help in the studio the last couple of weeks. Cari, aka “The Machine” is back to help with stripping chairs. And, we’ve had a new helper, Megan from Mercy in the Middle. She attended one of my painting workshops and later reached out and asked if she could come help us get ready for Lucketts. We clicked at the workshop, so I said yes. Anyone who volunteers to be covered in dust and splattered with paint is a friend in my book!
When Megan attended the workshop, that was her first time painting a piece of furniture and she did a really good job, so I felt like I could let her loose on something I was intending to sell. I motioned towards the dresser, indicating that’s what I had for her to work on. I jokingly said, “Some people are going to be really mad at whoever paints this. I’ll let you do it, so they’ll be mad at you and not me!”
No, no. If you’re not happy it’s painted, you can give me grief. If you love it, then you need to give Megan the praise. She did all of the painting (very well, I might add) and I just did the light distressing and finishing it with Hemp Oil.
And here’s the result…
A few readers have asked how I handle chipped veneer. If it’s not flapping, bubbled or loose, I just paint over it. I don’t want to try to make this piece look like it’s brand new. It’s old and I’m just going to let it be old.
I am mixing a lots of greens & grays with my usual blue & white for my booth at Lucketts this year, so this dresser will fit right in.
Kriste and I had a successful shopping trip today and my mom came over this evening to help me get a few more things done while the boys were at a church function.
I can’t wait to share more of our finds and projects. There’s always lots going on leading up to Lucketts!