Friday, February 11, 2011

harlequin dresser.

yesterday, i completed the dresser that i told you guys about. tasha knew exactly what she wanted, so it was easy for me!

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first, i painted the whole thing a creamy white. then, i made a small diamond-shaped stencil, and drew the pattern all over the flat panels of the piece.

after that, i placed the tape on each diamond. this took soooo very long, my friends! i've only done large-scale harlequin patterns on walls, so this was a bit more time-consuming.

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looks pretty cool, though, huh?

on the left side, you'll see where i did a thin coat of the white again, on top of the tape, so that the grey wouldn't bleed through the tape.

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and, done. i did a good bit of distressing on it, and love the way it complements the geometric harlequin pattern.

very french, no? she will be buying new hardware - probably glass knobs.

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cute little legs - i love the small casters.

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and, i'm off to paint another dresser and a chair today! talk to you cats soon. have a great weekend!

27 comments:

  1. Wow! I think this is my favorite piece of yours. I am really wanting to find a piece to do harlequins on! What a lot of work, but so worth it!

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  2. You are very patient to do this, but wow the results are amazing! It is gorgeous!

    -Rene

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  3. LOve it! Looks really great, This great color fit`s this dresser very well;)

    Lovely greetings...

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  4. Awesome job! How long did that take?

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  5. You did a fab job on this, very cool!

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  6. thanks, guys. niki - the taping took about 3 hours alone! the entire thing took probably 17 hours or so!

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  7. Oh wow, Kristen, I love it... I hope she sends you a photo of the piece in its home - would love to see it in context!

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  8. patience is well rewarded in this project.
    love it.

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  9. This must have taken forever! I have a lot of patience but I'm not sure if I could've done this! Great work!

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  10. I am normally not a big fan of patterns on furniture, but this is BEAUTIFUL.

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  12. you are incredible! how do you do it? i wish i could take something so worn out and make it look so fantastic.

    when you paint furniture do you paint the insides and drawers too? that's a TON of work. i have a dresser i'm doing and not sure if i need to touch the insides.

    can't wait to see more makeovers.

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  13. Ooh la la:) It is great! Those diamonds though- geesh what a headache to tape! You did a great job!

    A business related question- when you quote a job- do you charge an hourly rate for your labor or by the job?

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  14. amazing.........so much work. looks great!
    M would want that piece if it were for sell.

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  15. Wow looks great! Do you have any old posts on how to's for painting - for example do you sand and prime, do you spray or use a brush etc.. Love your work!

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  16. That's a good tip about painting white over the tape. Thanks! Nice work, your design really brings out the great lines in the dresser.

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  17. Unbelievable: 1. Your vision. 2. The amount of patience you must have. 3. How amazing this turned out.
    Great Great Great!

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  18. Insanely amazing. Not that I'm at all surprised. That's how you roll. Loooove it!

    xoxo,
    s (& j)

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  19. Love that! That takes patience.

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  20. Oh my, what patience!! It looks so great. I'm sure your client was thrilled! Thanks for visiting my blog and all your sweet comments! I always leave your blog so inspired!
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  21. That dresser looks incredible! You create such beautiful pieces!

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  22. This is adorable!! You have crazy patience and I'm jealous!

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