I hit “publish” prematurely on yesterday’s post ~sorry.
I forgot to show you what the mirrors looked like when they were finished —my’bad!
Click on pics for closer view!
~ and now ~
My newest “bench.”
If you remember–
my mother’s neighbor went into a nursing home, and his children have had to deal with his house and belongings. How sad to bear witness to this necessity–but they let me save a few things, including this dresser!
-SO busy with many other projects, I just haven’t had the time to focus on this art deco piece. But I DiD know I would cut it up for a new lease on life!
Now, cutting it up–
and putting it back together ~in a new form.
Sure, its Art Deco design and the turquoise paint gave it a juvenile feel. . .
But to me, it spoke of old Hollywood –and- sophistication! And made me think of this favorite old pair of shoes!
Two things of note~
1- I had two last sample pots of chalk paint to play with, and the colors happened to be exactly what I had in mind!
2- I hadn’t given up on image transfers ~yet! I tried the freezer paper method this time~better.
I only used dark wax~mostly to give more depth to the brown.
I’m pretty sure this dresser actually belonged to the neighbor’s late wife ~Kathy.
I like to think the initials in the transfer image are her maiden name initials, so I added the brass letters to reinforce the idea!
Oh~ here’s my store space reset!
I’m sharing with these incredible ladies at their linky parties!