Surrounded by nature
in a Colorado Mountain Home,
will reflect the earthy browns and grays
inspired by slate and stone.
Sharon acquired a wonderful old chest
that had taken a lot of years of wear.
It was time for a new life.
Well, a "before" and "after" picture
make that look easy! ha -not so much.
First, I'm really obsessed with cleaning the interior
because I want my customers to walk away with
a beautiful clean product.
Then, the top was so crackled with paint
that I decided to strip it.
Even after a few stripper applications
and a coat of early american stain,
the wood still had deep grooves of uneven color.
So I used some brown paint with glaze to touch up those areas.
Then I sealed it with a polycrylic.
I did the same treatment for the knobs.
The body of the dresser got a two toned gray brush.
The drawers were primed white
and then layered and layered with a double loaded brush.
Brush on White and Tan.
Brush on White and Gray.
Sharon also had some furniture she wanted
So, how about some literal inspiration from the Aspens.
And then for the round coffee table,
layers of tan and gray with family sentiment
on the perimeter
add to the restful mountain home palette.
I can just imagine the setting...
and a cozy stone fireplace.
These pieces will be right at home.
Stay Warm Friends!
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