Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Just because it's Small doesn't mean it's easier to Paint: The Sequel

Remember this project? Well, I just finished another jewelry chest, with the same sentiment.
       
Painting, waxing, and distressing every nook and cranny, when every nook and cranny is tiny, is very labor-intensive. Especially when you're a stickler for details like me.........


Before:

Drumroll Please........

Took this pic with a Tiffany box, 
just to show how close the colors are.
This was another custom color I mixed with homemade 
"make-do" chalkpaint. Isn't this color a little piece o' Heaven?
So much detail work. I chose not to paint 
the woven cane and the drawers,
because they both just looked too good in their natural state. 
Some things are just better left without paint.
(Gasp! Did I, the painter, just say that???)

I would have done it anyway, but the distressing
really makes the rest of the piece cohesive 
with the drawers and cane.
The only pain with this little lovely was the photo-editing.
Now that Oregon has a little something called Sunshine,
every time I blinked the color changed. It's amazing how much 
a tiny hint of sunshine yellow can morph your colors, 
as you can see by these photos.
Many members of the aqua family are present
in this one object, depending on where 
and when you look at her.

I started her with a French theme in mind, 
and now she feels a bit tropical islandy too!
Either locale suits me just fine right now.....:)

Linking To:

shabby creek cottage

9 comments:

  1. This very object just popped up on my Etsy screen and I wondered if it was yours - your style is very recognizable! Great transformation.

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    1. Wow! I have a recognizable style? Cool.....

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  2. It came out brilliant mia! and leaving the woven cane gives an amazinf effect, and barbara is right, your style IS recognizable!

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  3. Oh this is just to cute! I love that colour! I think I need to transform a jewelry box, too, soon.

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  4. Love the color! It turned out great leaving the drawers their natural wood.

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  5. I love little chests, and this one is wonderful!!

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  6. Oh my! I truly love this. The color is perfection!

    Thank you for your kind comments. You are such a blessing to me.

    I will be having a Mother's Day giveaway this next Friday with glimpses of whats up for grabs all this week. :)

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  7. Thanks for all the love, Ladies. Aqua just brings out the best in us, No?

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