Spring Dresser Named Laverne
Happy Wednesday. It feels like a true Spring day around here. Light, colorful, slight breeze, and not too hot.
I picked it up a couple of weeks ago at a Salvage Store, and was waiting for inspiration to hit.
After my interview with Donna Haile from CeCe Caldwell’s, I was inspired to try my hand at mixing colors. I mixed Blue Montana Sky, Seattle Mist and Dover White (which is non pigmented white, perfect for lightening colors, or as a wash). I love the shade of blue/grey I came up with. However, on closer inspection, it pretty much looks like Memphis Blue. Clearly I need to spend some more time with Donna!
I love all the details the dresser has. It was hard to see them before, it was dark! (It was dark in my garage when I took that picture too)
My Hydrangeas are blooming, and because of my complete lack of care for them over the winter, I was rewarded with DOZENS of gorgeous blooms. See, it does pay off to neglect things sometimes, just ask the furniture on the side of my yard!
This girl’s name is Laverne. Yep, and not as in “Laverne and Shirley”. Just Laverne thank you. Laverne has the most gorgeous legs. Easy on the eyes, and easy to paint too! By the way, that color variation? That is the beauty of CeCe Caldwell’s all natural Chalk and Clay based paints. There are two kinds of clay in the paint. The clay gives the color this variation. If you want to enhance this, I recommend burnishing it with either a 320 piece of sandpaper, very lightly until smooth, or even a piece of a brown paper grocery bag! (If you are like me and still use those……)
I didn’t want this piece to languish in my furniture Que. The other pieces were kind of mad at Laverne. “Why Did SHE get special treatment, etc”. Laverne is just special. I knew I wanted her to Pass Go and head straight to Paris Flea Market with having to wait in line. Laverne will collect her “GO” money when she goes to a new home.
Which side do you think is her best? She is a bit vein…. To the left? To the right?
Or straight on.
Laverne asked if her straight on picture made her look fat. I told her no. You know how these girls are, they never believe you.
Laverne is trying to show off at these lovely parties this week: