A tale of 3 pieces

I have had a very busy last week and a half. I completed five projects, yes five…is that crazy? I planned on writing a separate post about each one as I went along but that didn’t happen. Today I thought I would focus on three of them and I will write another post in a couple of days on the other two. Get ready for lots of photos. So first up, is this sweet dresser. I really love to play with dry brushing and solid coverage. It’s a really easy way to add character or highlight details. I used Antique White by General Finishes, which is honestly my favorite option for white. It has a really great creamy tone and paints like a dream. This was another piece I found at a second hand store with my grandma and left it there because it was to much. The next morning I got a text message from the store (yes I subscribe to the sale texts) saying that furniture was 50% off. I called my grandpa and they ran up to snag it for me since I live pretty far. Lucky gal I am! I love these little highboys…I feel like whichever direction I go, it works.

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Ok next up is a piece I drove by on my way to ride the ferry with my family. They are such good sports when I flip a u-turn to look at furniture at any given time. They know I just can’t help it. And I’m so glad I did! Not only was it a steal…but it had a sister dresser to match. In 3 seconds flat I knew I wanted both, but I didn’t have room in the car with the kids or cash on hand. I begged the woman to take my ID as insurance that I would be right back with cash. In retrospect that was a horrible idea. Hindsight is always 20/20, I blame it on a furniture pickin brain.  Please tell me you’ve been there before? After finally getting these ladies home I used Confederate Grey from Maison Blanche with a General Finishes top coat. I ended up painting a sweet bench to match in Bliss by Country Chic Paint.

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Last but not least is the sister to the vanity which is one of those little highboys I love so much. I used General Finishes Persian Blue on this one. These knobs get me every time. When I first bought them, I bought 22… Which still wasn’t even enough. I love bone knobs in any fashion., they go with any color or style and make such a great statement.  I lined the drawers with wallpaper in a really pretty pattern that matched perfectly. I love this one.

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In the next few days I will write another post on the other two I worked on this week (which I think I have before pictures of one of them). I will leave you with what happens behind me when I’m trying to stage pieces. Crazy monkeys.

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Xo

Amanda

 

6 thoughts on “A tale of 3 pieces

  1. I’ve been following for a few months and love your work. These pieces are stunning. I love the blue flower fittings too.

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