Ok, before you start to worry, I’m ok… I think I’m in a phase… a heavy distressed phase.
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I have these super cool pieces and just need them to speak to me. Shabby Paints introduced some new colors and speak they did!
Here is where we started… a sorry state of affairs if you ask me.
Did you get a look at that drawer front? Someone had a rough time of it… “been rode hard and put away wet” as my mom would say…
I grabbed a bit of Shabby paints Texture product (discontinued) and went to town…
Grabbing a putty knife, it was used to carefully trim out the areas where the veneer was supposed to be (after gluing down pieces that were lifting). I used an awl to scrape along the edges and create the shapes then I let it dry. Gave nearly the entire dresser a coat of Mojito.. a beautiful soft mint green and I really just used Hazelnut reVAX like stain on the top.
I went to town sanding this baby down… and you now what happens when you use filler on mahogany and forget to paint or tint it first? Umm, it’s kind of obvious it’s not the same wood… but relax…ReVAX to the rescue! It tints pretty well..can you see where I tinted it and where I didn’t? (Don’t worry, more coats were added before she was finished.)
Then I gave a try to some knobs….
NOPE, those weren’t right… So the quest began for what this girl needed and I dug through my stash and started texting my poor girlfriend who had to go through every test with me… That’s what friends are for, right? (and for the the record, you can totally send me pictures of every knob you wan to try, I will analyze the heck out of it with you)
Eureka! Seriously… it was THIS easy..?!
So this shot could NOT be the impression I leave you with. No way!
Well, sweet husband wasn’t home… when has that stopped me? This distressed baby was lugged all the way across the yard.. and no kidding , it’s far… because THIS shot was a must!
Pretty freaking awesome, right?