I love what I do. Everyday single day I feel thankful and blessed about the fact that I get to do exactly what I love for a living. But even with that - sometimes - I am ashamed to say - sometimes I don't feel it. I am not inspired - I DON'T WANT TO PAINT!!! There I said it.
Sometimes a piece that is great doesn't speak to me - I wait and nothing but crickets....
So when the new CeCe Caldwell Colors arrived last week. I was so excited. I was ripping every box open as quickly as I could to see the little smudge on the top of each precious can . What gorgeous colors. Each color better than the last. Now my only problem is which to use first!!!
This little dresser is solid wood and had a lot of potential...I could see this but I couldn't figure out what to do with it.
Believe it or not - customers actually came in and said that they loved what I had done with it...lol. I think maybe I have done a few too many very distressed pieces as of late.
I had to sand the top of the dresser because of the awful paint job. It started coming off pretty easy so I decided to try to take it all off and stain the top. So that is just what I did. Took it all off and then stained it a Jacobean and then clear waxed the top...with a little buffing it shines.
Now to decide what to paint the bottom. I had just seen a wonderful armoire painted in our New Michigan Pine. I started to paint this piece in Michigan Pine but it just didn't seem to do the trick...so next?
I painted a nice coat of Myrtle Beach Sand over the Pine. I originally was not going to distress this piece but when I started to lightly sand I could see the Pine just peeking out...so..I distressed. Some places to the wood and some just to show the Pine peeking through.
After a clear wax, I added some light aging wax and buffed. I love this look.
A new color is sometimes all of the kick in the pants that I need. This piece is ready for adoption.
Check out all of our new colors....might just give you the kick in the pants that you are looking for.