How do you like that for a title… so creative, I know.
Sooo HI! I finally finished a piece of furniture to share. It’s been awhile, huh? Things have been slow-moving (understatement of the century) as we’ve been working away on Operation: WALL BE GONE, and chasing our two enthusiastic toddlers. It’s like they siphon my energy and add it to their already extensive supply.
We bought a buffet from craigslist. Sometimes a piece of furniture has obvious potential… and this is one of those. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Would you look at that hardware? *sigh*
We sanded/primed/painted, using Sherwin Williams’ ‘Antiquity’. It’s a creamy mustardy yellow-ish/beige-ish/olive-ish color. Got that?
This color looks very different in different lighting… so don’t mind how the coloring varies in the photos.
We hauled this thing into our living room for a time, so I could work on it in the evenings in the comfort of my living room. The girls quickly claimed it as their clubhouse.
It sat around like this for quite awhile, because I just couldn’t decide what I wanted to do with it to make it ‘special’. Then I saw this on Pinterest, and loved the colors and chevron. This became my inspiration for this piece! I would LOVE to own this sweater btw.
These next few photos were taken at night, and the color is all jacked up. But I wanted to demonstrate the technique that I used to tape off my zigzags. I wanted it to look haphazard and whimsical, so I slapped the tape on pretty randomly. Here is my process:
Once I had my first color done, I started taping over that color to prepare for the next! I don’t know what I would do without my little helpers.
I’m not going to lie… this is tedious work. Not difficult, just time-consuming. I mostly worked on it in the evenings while I watch The Voice. Melanie is my favorite. I hope she wins!
At times, it was very fun though. I just love painting!
I taped off each door 4 times, for the 4 different colors. Taping/painting the two outer ‘doors’ was the hardest… because they aren’t actually doors. They don’t come off.
Looking through these pictures, I’m realizing the true reason why it took SO LONG to finish this piece.
Finally… the doors are done.
We glazed (tutorial HERE!) in white. I love the way white glaze makes it feel modern and vintage at the same time.
And we sealed everything real good with several coats of PolyCrylic using our paint gun. And there you have it…
It’s a bit of a relief to have this one done. There are so many fun projects that I’m ready to dive into!
Oh! And it’s a ‘server’ too, so the flaps open to make for a larger surface area for serving guests! I painted that part the same aqua color that’s in the zigzags.
Fun, right? I mean, it might not be everyone’s cup of tea… but that’s ok. It would be impossible to please everyone… so we try to please no one! We do what’s fun for us, and unique, and original.
Have you guys gotten in over your head on a project lately? Tell me I’m not the only one!