A Bombe made Beautifully Bold

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Just look at what I had to work with,.. gorgeous curves and details!


First things first.  The list!
Aflinks included for your shopping convenience! :-) 
General Finishes "Milk Paint" in "Patina Green"
General Finishes "Milk Paint" in "Coastal Blue"
General Finishes "Milk Paint" in "Snow White"
General Finishes "Pearl Effects" in "Champagne Pearl"
My DecoArt "Stencil"
My Artists Brushes
My Chalky Style Brush
My New Found Favorite Sandpaper

It was in incredible shape, save the finish.  There were lots of scratches and dings.  This was the perfect opportunity to take "Grandmas Gorgeous Drexel" and make it my own...  
I decided to go with a pearl effect and I got to work creating the base color I wanted,.. a slightly blue teal.
There was something about this slightly more blue "Patina Green" that I really liked! So we just got cozy right there. 
I also had some "Snow White" on hand so I used that for the handles and escutcheon. 
Then: Special Delivery!
I started with first just taking the glaze and wiping it across a drawer.  And I let that sit... and I took a step back to just let it simmer.  I was't sure it was quite the look I wanted to go for.  
This picture gives you an idea.  The top is "Champagne Pearl" all on its lonesome.  Below that you will see where I mixed it in equal parts with "Snow White" Milk Paint!  This gave it a more opaque look!  
I used the 50/50 mixture to accent all the nooks and crannies I wanted to highlight.  Carefully taking a moist artists brush I went in and brushed the glaze-quickly wiping away the excess.  Where I did not wipe quickly I attempted to sand.  And something magical happened.  I thought I wanted clean, but who knew I actually wanted distressed to allow the orange-red wood tone to come through!? I did not!  But now I do! So, after finishing up the glaze, I went back and strategically distressed to further highlight the areas I wanted.  

Next, playing on the circles on the legs I found a stencil I could have some fun with on the drawers.  I always like to add a little element of surprise there.  Also, I had never used a stencil before! All sorts of firsts happening! ~first time with glaze. ~first time with stencils! So here goes. Time to take the beauty out to a little photo op!  I really enjoy contrasting the bold pop of color against the rustic brick.

You guys tell me.  Did I hit the mark? What color would YOU love to see?
Thank you SO very much to
Lynn at Fern Avenue for inspiring me
with her amazing sofa table finished in General Finishes
&
Carrie at 38th Street 
with her incredible re-purposed china hutch!
and then there is Evija at 
 If you think she just stenciled that on,.. wow.  Its worth the read! Go check her out!
 I am surrounded by SO much amazing talent!  And I love to share the love.. Hope you enjoyed! Until Next time, thanks for joining me at That Sweet Tea Life!

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10 comments

  1. Such a beautiful color!! You know how I feel...one of my all time fav colors!

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  2. Beautiful transformation. Love the rich color too. I see you got your template fixed.

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    1. Thank you so much!! And YES! I figured out that something about my Google+ profile didn't play well with my template! So for now, I will just associate it with Blogger :-)

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  3. I love this old piece of furniture. I guess it would be a Cedar Chest? The colors would match perfect in my one room! Thank you for sharing your artistic beauty!!

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  4. WOW LOVE IT ALOT & U USED MY FAVORITE COLOR TURQUOISE WHAT AN AWESOME IDEA U BROUGHT IT BACK 2 LIFE & SO MUCH MORE TY 4 SHARING THIS IDEA WITH US.VERY INSPIRATIONAL

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  5. WOW LOVE THIS COLOR U CHOOSE TURQUOISE U BROUGHT IT BACK TO LIFE & SOME VERY INSPIRATIONAL TY 4 SHARING THIS IDEA WITH US.

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  6. Love this makeover. I have this same chest. Been debating whether to paint it or not. Seeing this has pushed me in the right direction. My coffee and sofa table are already a muted shade of turquoise already. This will fit in beautifully. Thanks for the inspiration.

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