Let's start with the BIG NEWS! After 6 years in my little booth at Camas Antiques, I am moving into a bigger booth on the next aisle over! I could actually just throw my things over the back wall of my booth now to move into my new booth! I won't do that, but it gives you an idea of where you will find me starting next week! I have a handful of furniture pieces I am working on to fill this bigger booth. I just finished this wonderful dresser and had a lot of fun staging it for photos the other day!
Here's the before. As you can see it had some veneer issues. I filled in those patches with wood filler and then sanded those areas before I started painting.
It would have been challenging to get a smooth finish on this piece, thankfully smooth wasn't in my plan! As usual, I love a textured finish! I painted the body of the dresser in Country Grey Chalk Paint®. The drawers are a combination of Country Grey, French Linen and Pure White. I played with the finish for some time, applying each color individually, wiping back in places and doing a bit of dry brushing.
Once I had a look that I loved, I did some light distressing and sealed the entire dresser with Annie Sloan's White Wax. The White Wax really softened the whole look.
Although I am changing up my look just a tad for this new booth, I still plan to keep that pink wardrobe stocked with frilly, feminine vintage finds!
Roses are pretty close to the top of my list of things I love about summer!
Junking has been pretty good so far this summer! These andirons were an exciting find! A friend on Facebook noted that they were "Downton Abbey worthy!" I couldn't agree more! They will be making their debut in my new booth!
I never can seem to pass up a pretty dish. These lovelies sold as soon as I brought them into the store.
My latest image transfer project is in my booth now. This big wooden trunk was made over in Pure White Chalk Paint®. The typography is from The Graphics Fairy, applied with Artisan Enhancements Transfer Gel. Annie Sloan's Black Wax and Clear Wax gave it the perfect aged effect and sealed the finish.
A project I've had waiting in the garage for a year...this kuckoo clock is finally painted and ready to hang! My family is so excited to have this up in our kitchen! I used a mix of Louis Blue and Old White for the birds and trim, Old White for the body, Clear Wax with a bit of Dark Wax for age.
Thank you for your visit today! I have SO much still to do to prepare for the new booth!
Best Wishes and Blessings,