Tuesday, July 27, 2010

jaclyn's dresser.

i did this project last week as well...

jaclyn basically knew what she wanted, so i just had to translate it onto the dresser! she is ordering a headboard that is this creamy antiqued color with a "caramel" colored antiquing on it. i tried to match that antiquing color from this photo:

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(i don't know where either of the magazine pages are from!)

as well as tie in some of that appley-limey green to the decorative part on the front (she also requested black and that coppery/gold to accent the green). i loooove doing this decorative swirls on things - i just doodle them on with my watercolor pencil, then paint on top of them. it's very fun and freeeee! i could do these swirls all day long :)

this dresser started out as a "normal" wooden dresser (no before shot - sorry), and i sanded it up and painted on. it was really fun to "dirty" up something that was nice, hehe...

here it was before i painted the swirls on. you can see the sketches i did for the swirls...
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i liked it this way too, but doing the swirls was the best!

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and some detail shots of the swirls:
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and here's the top:
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i actually did the top a litttttttle bit deeper of a "caramel" distressed color, just for variation, i guess.

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i actually painted a big, 6 foot mirror a distressed green for her as well, so i hope to go back and grab better 'after' shots of both items later!

12 comments:

  1. Your work is awesome. I wish I had that kind of talent! This dresser is really pretty with the green swirls.

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  2. WHOA. you continue to amaze me with your insane-o skills!

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  3. beautiful for myself i like before the swirls but you do great work

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  4. This is just beautiful. I love it!

    My niece has all white furniture - when she's ready for a change, we are calling you!!

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  5. Gorgeous! Destiny

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  6. love! i have so much junk in my house i want you to paint. good grief, the list keeps growwwwwwing!!

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  7. It's absolutely beautiful! I did my wedding invites in Photoshop with swirls like that. Did you use water based paint to create the swirls on top of the glaze?

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  8. How do you dirty up the furniture? I would love to see a tutorial on that! You inspire me!

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