Happy Monday friends! It was beautiful here Friday, which was a good thing, because I was running my tail off at a very busy Paris Flea Market sale. I came home that night and went right to work again. I had to have back ups for my my back ups, things were selling so fast! Lucky for me, I had the house to myself so I could paint and make a mess to my heart’s content. I had so much fun finishing up these two snooty French Girls.
***************We interrupt this Monday bragging post to bring you breaking news. THIS Dresser, which is my pride and JOY, is being featured at West Furniture Revival today. If you haven’t checked out Lauren’s blog, then you must. Not only does she do amazing work herself, but she gathers some of her favorites from the blogosphere and features them on Mondays. Go check it out! There are sure to be many dressers that will inspire you!
I am sure you are teensy bit tired of hearing about this dresser, so we will resume our normal post about a couple of Snooty French girls now…….
I did manage to get this French Dresser and her very elegant lady in waiting (nightstand) finished early, so Mark (the hired muscle, and husband) could help me put it in my space. I picked this lovely pair up at a garage sale for $25 for both! The man at the garage sale was so happy he didn’t have to put it back in his house.
No, thank YOU!
No, THANK YOU!!
NO! THANK YOU!!!!!!
(as I paid and they helped me put it in my van)
it was sort of a Chip and Dale type conversation……
This could be the worst before picture I have taken, in a hurry, with my phone….
I decided to start mixing my CeCe. I started with a base coat of very watered down Virginia Chestnut . When this dried, I mixed equal parts Pittsburg Grey and Omaha Ochre, and added just a tidge of water (that is a measurement unit, Scottish slang, for just a teeny bit). Now this is where the fun starts. The color combinations tended to a little of the vintagey green. Almost Alaska Tundra Green, but not quite.
I sanded it smooth with a 320 grit sandpaper, then added some dark furniture wax on the corners and edges and blended it with 100% natural CeCe Caldwell wax. I love this wax so much, it smells like nature. It is so smooth, I just want to rub it into my dried out hands. It would probably be good for them!
When the wax dried, I gave both these girls a thorough rub down (buffing), and oh how they shined.
They really came out on top, with the dresser showing off her beautiful finish first.
She likes to grab the spotlight:
But she allowed her hired help to pose with her in their final photo:
What a difference a little CeCe Caldwell’s paint made! If you haven’t tried it, you must! I love mixing colors, but I have never had a paint line that mixes this easily, and the color combinations are endless. Add some wax and you have added even another dimension. Hope you enjoyed, btw, the French Girls are hanging out at Paris Flea Market, don’t worry, they have impeccable manners.
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