Back to life... back to reality!
The past week has been glorious. I really enjoyed the break from real life, especially after the hectic (but wonderful) few days leading up to the break.
But now it is Monday morning, and it's time to face the music :)
Somehow I managed to miss getting a 'before' shot of this piece. Amazing, since it sat in my garage for at least a month before I got started on it.
You'll just have to imagine it, from these next two pictures...
the body of the piece
closer look at the drawers
the details on this piece are so fun!
And, the final product...
I am loving these crazy turquoise shades right now. And on a piece like this, you really can't go wrong with such a fun color.
I started with Martha Stewart's Aegean blue, but it was just too light for me. So I went over the whole piece in a darker turquoise oops color from HD. I wanted the lighter color to show through just a bit, which I think I accomplished.
Yes, the pictures are crooked.
If anyone can guess WHY the pictures are crooked, you are a genius!
Have you ever tried to hold a squirming almost 5 week old kitten in your arms while taking pictures?
It results in crooked pictures :) Sorry!
I used Valspar's antiquing glaze on it after I painted, and Minwax Polyacrylic after that to seal it.
On another note, I hope you are feeling as Thankful during this season as I am :) I love that we have this time of year to reflect on all of our blessings.
I got this adorable sign at the Dunwoody Methodist Holiday Show for $10. I am not a tiny-detail person and looking at all of the perfect details on this, I realize I probably would have paid more than that for this sweet reminder.
I got a few for Christmas, too, and I guess it is time to bring them out. How can that be?!
Thanks for coming by!
linking to these great parties:
Restore Interiors Restore It Wednesday
Sew Chatty's Made with Love Monday
Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday
My repurposed Life's Catch as Catch Can
Blue Cricket Design's Show & Tell Wednesday
Domestically Speaking's Power of Paint Party
Primitive & Proper's Piece of Work Wednesday
Sassy Sites Trash to Treasure Tuesday
Cottage Instincts Make it 4 Monday
Stories of a House Project Diaries
Motivate me Monday at Keeping It Simple
The Shabby Chic Cottage's Transformation Thursday