Hey painting friends!
did you have a refreshing weekend?
So relaxing to sit by the fire,
listen to the water as the boats cruised by,
and hear the laughter around the lake.
But you know I couldn't go 4 days
without a paintbrush in hand.
So while I was selling furniture and art
out of my garage this weekend,
I was working on this dresser
that I found free roadside!
After priming the top,
I painted it with chalkboard paint.
I was looking for a worn grey color on the sides
so I rubbed Vaseline in places
where I wanted the wood to show through.
Then I painted over that with a mix of black and white.
Then a little sanding exposed the under layers
where I had rubbed on the Vaseline.
For the drawer fronts,
I painted them white with a camel shaded edge
then went back and dry brushed grey
on the edges and corners.
Plus I put very subtle flourish detail
on the left and bottom of the drawers
using lots of glaze so it almost fades into the white.
The chalkboard top
can be an always changing message board.
So I was a little productive between
the patio and the boat.
Now I'm excited about fall projects.
I look forward to sharing those!
Have a great week,