Last week I did a post ( HERE ) on French Provincial furniture - and I showed this photo - sorry it's the seller's photo and if possible, even worse than mine..............
I resorted back to my Paris Grey and Old white staple and did this because I completely saw it as a changing table / dresser
Ok I have to throw a John says - Suzan says in here - it's been awhile
John was painting the bathroom ( after 3 years of asking ) and he was behind the bathroom door with a ladder
Suzan says - Excuse me John but I need to get in there
John says - Sorry - no - I'm on the ladder behind the door
Suzan says - but I really need something from in there
John says - Sorry - you'll have to wait
Suzan says - But I CAN'T wait - really - I need to get in there
John mildly curses - gets down from the ladder - moves it out of the way - opens the bathroom door and lets me in - where I promptly remove the box of q-tips
John says - THAT'S IT? THAT'S WHAT I HAD TO GET OFF THE LADDER FOR?
Suzan says - I have to stage the dresser now
John says - WITH #^$*@ Q-TIPS?????????
John says - I thought you actually had to USE the bathroom
Suzan says - Oh no, that could have waited.....................
and as baby grows it can used as a regular dresser
NOW - the beauty of this particular dresser is it came with a cut glass top - which turned the Paris Grey color into this as soon as it was placed
a beautiful watery shade of aqua
and although the grey and white were fine when it was on it's own
it looked sickly once the glass was on it -
So I grabbed my can of Duck Egg blue - and old white and started mixing until I came up with a color that was very very similar to that watery aqua color
John says - what are you doing now
Suzan says - I'm taking off the paris grey from the dresser
John says - I thought those were your favorite colors
Suzan says - shhhh I'm concentrating
John says - you're throwing two colors in a peanut butter jar - please
Suzan says - I'm a COLOROLOGIST..............and I have to get this just right
John says- why don't you use a q-tip to mix it up with?
not too bad a match right? could have used a little more duck egg blue perhaps for depth - but close enough
Then I covered up all the Paris Grey with Old White
I dry brushed some of the aqua on to the handles
and still...................it didn't feel right
a quick coat of the custom aqua color was applied to all the drawers - some distressing just enough to show the white layer underneath - and she's ready to go.
Sometimes that's the way it goes - not often - but sometimes you have to keep going until it feels right.
without the glass
and again with the glass
and the evolution LOL
within 24 hours
|too tired to drag the glass out for 1 photo - but it ties in with the color of the drawers now!|
Have a great Thursday one and ALL
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