Happy Monday, friends! What’s shaking in your world?
We’ve had a hectic couple of weeks but finally I have a new dresser painted, waxed, photographed and ready to share.
I really like how this one turned it out. It is not quite my norm. It feels a bit more regal than the casual look I tend to go for. It is fun to experiment outside of your comfort zone and push the envelope a little.
First I painted two coats of Miss Mustard Seed’s flow blue milk paint mixed with half strength bonding agent. I only did half strength because I wanted a tiny bit of resisting between the paint and previously shiny finish. It worked as I planned and gave some random chipping and crazing making the finish less than perfect – how I like it.
I did some experimenting with the line’s new white wax. I am loving the results. I highlighted the edges, corners and specifically where there was crazing.
The white wash effect really brought these cool imperfections to light while protecting the finish.
The original furniture wax was coated over the rest of the piece.
Another game changer are the gilded drawers. I brushed on gilding wax around the edges of each drawer. This is where the royal and regal look comes into play, I think.
I love the original brass pulls. They cleaned up quite nicely with some brasso and complement the gilded drawers well.
This dresser is for sale although it hasn’t made it to the shop just yet!
All of the accessories are mine though.
I just love this moody sailboat oil painting.
The little gilded jewelry box was originally my grandmother’s.
It is still filled with her baubles. It is the little heirlooms like this that are priceless to me.
So what have you been working on?
Linking to Miss Mustard Seed
14 thoughts on “blue royalty”
I WISH I was working on things. Ah! There is so much to do before baby arrives.
This dresser is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and the original pulls.
Thank you! When are you due?
January! I can’t believe I will be six months pregnant next week!
I love the not so common blue of thus furniture!
Thank you as always for stopping by! I am liking this blue too
I love this color blue! This looks great! I found you on Miss. Mustard Seed! If you like to link up come over to Craft Frenzy Friday at http://www.craftdictator.com!
I love your dresser. Can I ask what kind of gilding wax you used on it? After you used MMS white wax, did you use her clear furniture wax? I have used gilding paint but have not seen gold gilding wax. Thank you so much! Beautiful work.
This is absolutely gorgeous. I would love you to share it at my link party Silver Pennies Sundays if you get a chance!
so french feeling with the gilding!
this is my favorite blog party to visit. omg the power of paint and its ability to charm! bravo to you!
hope you can hop over when you have a chance to read my interview with a hero of mine, rachel ashwell.http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2013/09/couture-prairie-interview-with-rachel.html
Love it. Great work
That is so pretty!!