I don't like when it all gets yellow/orange and it even seems softer than it really is. So... there I was on the next day, in the workshop (this place does not exist anymore as it was by the way, but I will tell you about it in the next few weeks), with my apron on, with my focus on, with my paintbrush in my hand, armoured in Annie Sloan paint. I was ready!
We chose two colours that... well, I'm not sure that were made to go together but they PLEASED our eyes more than anything, so why would we care?
So of course, as it always is with me and painting/up cycling furniture, in the middle of the whole process (or maybe even earlier) I had totally enough. I was getting bored. The most exciting bit was gone (the first brush stroke, that's it) and now all there was was a hard work to do. But I did it and after a few days our new dresser was ready. Waxed, polished, with a few new knobs and totally different life.
I absolutely love how every little detail seems more visible now.
In the inside of each drawer I glued some tissue paper (this one from 7Gypsies) and I think the effect is really brilliant. The tissue isn't smooth (sorry, I have no ambition to be smooth with papers :) which adds even more of this vintage look to the whole dresser.
Figa is always there, always involved and helpful.
And don't these flowers just look perfect with such rich background?
It was a hard work to me and by that I mean that I just had to force myself to be patient and keep on going. But then again... wow, it was so rewarding. It turned out that the most exciting moment wasn't my first brush stroke but sanding and waxing. Pictures with flowers were taken right after bringing the dresser home - it was two months ago. Today it's full of stuff and you know what... I love it so much, especially for it's colours. That's the thing I think - we have to stick to our intuition and create what we like.
ps. some of you probably see this dresser from time to time on Wanderlust videos as we temporarily use it as a background for our lessons (studio still in progress, but it's getting very close now!) and it works perfect, even for that.