A few weeks ago, I talked to a gal at one of my vendor shows who said she had a toy chest that she wanted to paint, but she was afraid. I do remember that feeling with my first piece. Taking that first plunge with the brush was a little scary, but once I did, I was absolutely hooked. I have so many pieces of furniture in my basement awaiting their transformation. I've had pieces for a year or more before I could decide which makeover would suit them best, but I have to say that I've always been pleased with the final outcome.
Here's the Princess Dresser, aptly named because she required a lot of pampering.
She was really quite ugly, but as my mom always suggestion, I looked for the potential. I loved her hardware, turned feet, and cute little wheels.
And her mirror had a curvy shape and lovely details. So I bought her. I probably spent a little too much money for her, but it was one of those things where, if I walked away, I would have regretted it. Like the box of very cool sewing machine cabinet drawers that I passed up for $5. DRAT!
Her top had certainly seen better days.
And here she is. I painted her with Old White and Paris Grey chalk paint. I think she's just charming.
I really like the detail on her drawers...
...and her top.
She's my new favorite piece.
So, all this to say, don't be afraid to take the plunge and paint something today.
And, to keep you accountable and honest, let me know what you're going to try.
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