Furniture re-dos van Gogh collection

Some whimsical pieces

I have had the fun opportunity to create some really fun pieces in the last few weeks and thought I would share them with you. The first was a piece I did for a client. She really likes Mackenzie-Childs and has a few pieces of it in her home. I had honestly never heard of it and went on a search. Once the client and I really started talking about the piece, I thought we could have some fun with it. She loved the versatility of a neutral color palette and so she decided on van Gogh Fossil Paint in Chalk and Cashmere. She wanted a bit of distressing, but not too much as well as some sparkle so we chose Luminous Eye Shadow. She knew she really wanted whimsy and fun…. Fun was what I had while making this up and I have to say, I loved every minute of it!

whimsical chest

The client loved it so much she sent me a picture of it in her home (I LOVE that!)

Whimsical chest in place

It was such a fun piece that I decided to use some elements from it in a piece from my inventory.

I drew out a Harlequin pattern on the top with a ruler and went to town with van Gogh Fossil Paint in First Kiss and Compassion. It needed a bit of “something else” so I pulled out some of a new product from the Furniture Makeup line called Furniture Frosting. It currently comes in 7 colors that can be used alone or layered on top of each other to get a translucent opalescence. Over texture, it bounces the light and adds dimension and surprise. Just over the paint, it adds a beauty that is difficult to explain and pictures just do not do this product justice.

I used van Gogh Table Top Finish on the top. I love that product because it gives a hard-as-nails finish that is highly water-resistant. When that sweet little girl sets her water cup on the nightstand, her mother doesn’t have to worry it’ll ruin the beautiful pattern on top.

Here is a bit of a compilation of the end result:

whimsical nightstand comp

I still have the matching highboy dresser and vanity in the garage…. the nightstand itself is out at the Hummingbird’s Nest in Lucketts, VA for the annual Groundhog’s day sale. Hopefully she’ll be making a little girl very happy soon.

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  • Reply
    February 3, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    This looks fantastic! I need to try some furniture frosting on my next projects..

    • Reply
      February 3, 2014 at 9:58 AM

      Thank you Elsinore- You do!! It’s really fantastic stuff!

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    John Robinson
    February 5, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Scottie, It looks amazing. I have used the Oyster Shell Frosting by itself on a small piece and it was amazing.

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