Good morning everyone :)
A couple of days ago I told you I had a furniture week from hell, right?
And I showed you the disaster that happened when I tried to paint my My Coffee Table -
Well there was one other disaster that I'm about to show you, I'm not sure what happened with this one
because I PRIMED it - then actually painted it with Annie Sloan chalk paint - and normally I can paint a dresser in a few hours and have it ready to list that night, hope the calamities are behind me for awhile lol
Ok - so I started off with this gem
here I was going to do my letter technique ( same one I do for my subway dressers )
Too cute, right - next I painted over it in the prettiest mint green - and then started to carefully remove the stickers.......................
Wow - just loving it - can't wait to paint my stars all over the place - better remove the last two sets of stickers
What the??????????? Really? 2 times in one week? I've done quite a few subway dressers and reverse stencilling and have not seen anything this severe ( just going to chalk it up to Crap Happens )
Suzan says - Johhhhhhhhhnnnnnnnnnnnn
John says - oh oh - don't like the sound of that
Suzan says - It's happened again - I'm ready to quit this whole painting furniture thing
John says - Hold on, I'm coming
John says - Oh my God - CAN YOU PLEASE JUST PAINT FURNITURE WITHOUT ADDING ALL THESE DOO DADS TO EVERYTHING?????????????
John says - I suppose I have to sand this down too?
John says - I may as well just wear the sander on my belt loop
Suzan says - Thanks John - I really do appreciate your help
And here we go again
This time I painted it with my trusty Duck Egg Blue and White combo - and decided to put faded ( by dry brushing ) white stripes on the drawers -
I held my breath putting the tape on let me tell you - and completely stopped breathing when I pulled them off lol but it worked this time and I ended up with this
Which you really can't see in the photos ( the stripes are making an optical illusion? )
I used the same hardware but painted it white - and the sanded them so they look old and chippy
I so wish I was a better photographer - because these pics just don't do this piece justice at all -
And I did a little something something on the inside
I made this as a nursery piece - because there seems to be a big demand for nursery pieces in the last few months -
But we all know how much Murphy loves to play with me, right?
Let's see if he throws his law at me this time!
And in the midst of all this chaos - I decided to to create a little something for John - just to keep harmony - and because he really is so good about helping me out when I mess up
I hung it in his closet so it would be a complete surprise
John says - SUZANNNNNN - can you come here for a second?
Suzan say - coming!
John says - What the hell is this exactly?
Suzan says - I made that for you - isn't it obvious what it is?
John says - no, not at all- and I don't appreciate it either
John says - stay out of my cupboard please
John says - you're driving me insane really
Suzan says - but you said you may as well wear the sander on your belt
and that's the appreciation I get for creating his very own sander harness -
there's some weeks you just can't win
John says - and you can get the freaking knots out too, thank you very much
If anyone wants the tutorial for this handy dandy sander harness just drop me a line - I'll be happy to oblige!
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