Saturday, July 9, 2011

Practise Run

I got this set of drawers at Savers almost a year ago for $14.00.
(Started sanding and painting before I remembered to take the "before" picture. "What's new, Pussycat?" )
 It was meant for the Tween Room before a friend gave me this one.
So, it ended up residing in my garage to the utter delight of my husband.
This week, I decided I could use the drawer space in my closet. I was going to just use it as is...I know, what was I thinking, right?
But then I got the idea of trying out a new look I have seen, and wasn't sure how to accomplish.

The temperatures in Phoenix have been 110 degrees and up, so this is where I'm painting at the moment.
I always grab carpets I find on the curb. They are usually cleaned sufficiently by a good spray with the hose, and are then used for things like this...

After one coat of Zinzer Primer, I applied a coat of green, then some dry brushed yellow, green again, and then spots of dry brushed blue.

 Then the sanding began....

This is the look after sanding and some brown antiquing glaze.

 See the spots of blue showing through?
Just like it had been painted different colors through the years.

 A little bit of yellow showing...
I liked the hardware and kept it just as it was.

All in all I am pleasantly surprised and pleased with the outcome.
What do you think?
Any suggestions on different hardware?
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  1. It turned out wonderful. I have some paint projects also, but I agree, the weather has been way too hot to paint. Great idea to use the different colors. Super storage also. Hugs, Marty

  2. Nice job Suzanne. I love the multiple colors. Thanks for visiting me.

  3. It looks amazing! I love the colors you chose!

  4. Great job. Don't you love how you just keep adding more colors and the piece kind of "deepens" with age? Love it- love your choice of colors too...and the hint of blue peeking through! xo Diana

  5. That looks amazing! And I would leave the hardware - I think it looks great with the new paint job!

  6. This looks amazing!! You did an incredible job!

  7. What a great finish! I really like that green color!

    Thanks so much for linking up to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  8. This is a look I am seeing in the upscale boutique furniture stores. Yours would fit right in. Well done. Thanks for sharing it with the readers at Motivated Monday at BeColorful

  9. I love the way this turned out. Great color mixture. I'd leave the original hardware. Looks terrific!
    Thanks for stopping by today.


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