Hello everybody! It’s been a long week away. I appreciate all of you who offered prayer and kind words after the sudden passing of my Uncle last week (read here to be updated).
My husband and I had a really great trip down to southern Georgia to be with my family and attend my Uncle’s memorial. It was a healing time together as a family, and my heart was warmed to be back in the real south for a little while–in case you didn’t realize it, Texas isn’t the real south!
I have some beautiful pictures to share with you all later this week of the spring flowers and historic homes that fill the small town where my family lives, so be sure to check back in a few days. We got back in town last night, and besides laundry and the grocery store, on my task list today was to finish up the antique waterall chest of drawers I gave you a sneak peek of last week.
I found some fantastic knobs for it at Hobby Lobby, gave it a good waxing, then set it up for some photos. For a reminder, here is what it looked like when I found it:
and here is what it looks like now:
I wrote in my last post about the paint I used, so I won’t do a detailed step by step here. But as a quick reminder, the chest got one coat of ASCP Provence and then a light second cost of ASCP Provence mixed with 4 parts Old White.
I used basic white acrylic paint for the hand-painting. It’s easier to maneuver than chalk paint for those small details. I sketched out the design on paper first, but then free-handed it on the drawers. It’s not perfectly geometric, but I think that adds to the charm.
The light orange knobs add great contrast but aren’t too busy to compete with the painted design.
A fellow blogger commented on my last post that she may have been converted to the waterfall chest style after seeing the sneak peek of this makeover. Like her, I’m not usually a fan of the art deco furniture, but I love how this cute little chest turned out. The light blue and white hand painting has given it sophistication and those art deco details now add to the depth and character of the piece in a more elegant way.
What do you think? Is a waterfall chest re-do in your future?
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