I know I've discussed this before, but I just thought I'd revisit the topic since I had such a pretty set of models!
As a blogger I am constantly wanting to push the edge of furniture fashion. Really, If I thought I could sell it I'd do some crazy colored piece of furniture every time!! I'd love nothing better than to try out my creativity with each piece.
But even I can admit not everyone has a place for an apple green buffet with gray chevon stripes . . .
But as a business woman, and mom who is trying to support her family during my hubby's graduate school years, I know I have to produce furniture that speaks to the largest amount of people: Enter stage left white, black, and tan.
So when my hubby brought home these two dressers last week I made a deal with him. One would get the off-the rack treatment. And one would get
(yeah, that's a real word--well it is now, because I used it and you understood it.)
BWAHaHaHaHaHa! (Crazy artist laugh.)
The Classic Beauty
Believe me, I get the appeal of white . . . Love this look! The dark stain is Kona from Rustoleum and hand waxed with Annie Sloan's Clear Wax. The white is . . well um, "a little bit o' this and a little bit o' that let's clean out all the white almost empty gallons I have around" color. I really do love this look--I just get easily bored painting out of the same can every week. ;)
Remember . . . the ADHD thing I've got going on?
Oh, look! A squirrel!
And my creative streak. I was inspired by a piece by Brand at Vintage Style and Designs.
She used Aubusson Blue Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, with Dark wax, but when I got ready to paint I realized I had left my Aubusson Blue at home and all I had was a 50-50 mix of Aubusson Blue and Old White left over from a previous order.
I clear waxed and then dark waxed it, and added new knobs.
I guess I'll always be walking a thin line between Runway and off the Rack--but isn't that what all the best designers do??
Move over Issac.
Paint In My Hair for Target . . .
yeah baby, I sooooo don't have a problem with selling out if it means I can go to the grocery store and buy the expensive cereal without feeling guilty. ;)
Thanks for stopping by!