A good friend of ours gave us this dresser over the summer. He had received it after cleaning out an old abandoned house and was just about to make kindling for his bon fire out of it when our neighbor mentioned he should check with us first.
I usually pay a hefty amount for my dressers so I have to admit, I was quite tickled to be getting one for free but what the heck was I supposed to do with this?
I don’t like this style. The rounded edges just throw me on design when I start painting them.
I started playing with pastel CeCe Color, I think I had Alaskan Tundra on it, which is one of my favorite colors btw, but didn’t like it on this ugly piece. Yuck! Now I’m acting like a two year old – ha! Being the grown up that I am, I shoved it back in a corner of our garage and covered it up with a blanket so I could deal with it some other time.
Fast forward a few months and I wanted another medium size dresser to paint in the same color Kissimmee Orange / Traverse City Combo like the other one I did that sold right away.
Hmm… Would a bold color really make that much difference? After all, it wouldn’t magically change the shape of the round edges that I so disliked but what did I have to lose?
CeCe Caldwell’s Paints to the rescue! I mixed up a blend of Traverse City Cherry and Kissimmee Orange and started layering it on in a linen type weave to create texture. Another pet pieve I have is when the drawer fronts are seamed front and center across the drawer. I wanted to camoflauge the funky veneer pattern on them so I applied three different layers, each time creating a little different texture.
Creating texture can do wonders for things like this. We teach this in some of our Shizzle Style Paint Workshops featuring CeCe Caldwell’s Paints.
I also share how to paint hardware in our classes, it’s one of life’s simple joys that gives me great pleasure, I know, I’m a dork!
More on painted hardware here
I jazzed up a wood embellishment (this is during the process…)
She’s sitting pretty along side all the other whimsical colors we’ve dropped off recently to our Shizzle Design space within Not So Shabby in Holland, Michigan.
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A hui hou ~ Shelly