Sunday, September 6, 2009

new buffet piece

here is a piece i painted this week for the atlanta boxer rescue auction here in atlanta. as you can see, the "before" was really....hideous! haha. a friend of mine and myself always joke that burgundy & hunter green are the worst--yet previously intensely popular--color combo ever. buuuut, i was happy to paint it, because of the great lines and the pretty square woodwork in the centers of the doors.

mandatory before/after pic:

detail of "distressing"

these photos were taken in what is my current workroom (which is a total mess), so please forgive the background; i plan to take some prettier shots when i can move this puppy downstairs!



if you ever see something you like, i'm always open to commissioned work! email me at kristen.fountain@gmail.com :)

6 comments:

  1. I am such a sucker for buffets. Nice job!

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  2. beautiful...such an improvement!!

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  3. Great buffet! Just curious.... did you prime the piece first and what was the application tool you used...paint brush, roller, etc. Thanks!

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  4. hi, lena. thanks! i didn't prime it, i just sanded it really well. when you are doing this "rub off" technique to pieces, you can't really prime them, because then you lose the wood underneath, which is what i wanted to show along the edges to make it look "worn".

    i used mainly an angled purdy brush for paint application, and i usually use latex, furniture-quality paint (i love lowe's valspar brand the best, out of all paint brands). :)

    good luck!!

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