Ahhh...that dresser. I can't stand how beautiful it is. I love how vibrant and girly it is. The funny thing is I don't even like color. My whole closet is black or gray. My house is pretty much a gilded monotone. But this...oh this...I have to have. I have an old and beat up dresser in my workroom that needed serious TLC. What's better to transform into a beauty than a tired and sad little dresser.
I knew that if I was going to paint a bright color, it was going to have to be heavily distressed...detailed...but faded.
I did a coat of Annie Sloan chalk paint® in Old White then a coat of gold glaze followed by Annie Sloan chalk paint® in Florence. I love it when layers of paint are blended together. It must be the painter in me.
I put it in a little neglected corner of our living room. Now it is the first thing I see when I walk into the room. I love pieces that command your attention. From afar I am attracted to its beautiful color but its faded charm and details call out to me for a closer look. And I might as well enjoy the beautiful blooms and might even be tempted to smell the flowers. For that few minutes, my mind is in the present moment...it is not traveling back to things I cannot change or wondering forward to moments I cannot predict. That is the most peaceful gift I can give to myself.
I hope your day will be as vibrant as you are.
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