A few weeks ago I posted that my friend, Martha, called to see if I wanted some old furniture. Like, is that even a question? Yeah, DAWG!!!! Her Hubby Jim later stopped in and dropped off a superb dresser and end table. Excitement!!!
Since they got loaded into my house, rather than my barn, I was motivated to actually paint them right away, as opposed to some of the stuff that's been sitting in my shop untouched for five years. I decided to paint it to match the dresser, since that turned out so good. In fact, my mother claims it is her favorite piece out of all the ones I've ever painted.
. Thanks Mom, but I'm not sure I'd go that far!
After I painted it, the top still seemed to need some pizzazz. I placed several stencils on top and decided it just needed to match the dresser. Just because. The funky square it is! I hate measuring, so I eye-balled it and used the other stencils in the package as my guides to get it spaced right.
As recently as a year ago, I probably would never have dreamed of leaving the original hardware as-is. But I'm really loving the look of it on this "mystery" blue color. I've had lots of people ask me what this color is, since they saw it first on my piano. It was a mistint from a flea market, out of a can with not one single label on it. No brand, no letting me know if it was semi-gloss or flat, nothing. Nada. Like I care. :) Everything turns into flat anyway since I dump Plaster of Paris into my paint to make my own chalk paint. No need for primer that way, and it's not going to easily scratch off.
If you missed the dresser that it just had to match, here it is:
Thanks, my wonderful friends, who ask me if I want their crap before hauling it to Goodwill!!!! You are the best!!!!