Way early in my blogging life -
Like forever ago -
I painted this little chest of drawers.
Just a simple makeover with some decoupage knobs.
I kind of liked those knobs.
Over the last two years, I have made some changes in the master bedroom that meant I didn't need the little chest in there anymore.
After 6 or so months of not needing it anymore, I decided that I would take it to Vera's Daughter to sell it.
But since I painted it in 2012, it had developed some spots or bleed-through in the knots in the pine. It just looked like tan colored shadows in the off-white paint.
I was going to have to repaint it if I wanted to sell it.
I didn't want to replace the knobs because, remember - I liked them.
So I tried to pick paint colors and and a design that would compliment the typography theme and color of the knobs.
First I cleaned it extensively with mineral spirits to remove the wax I had used to seal the piece initially.
I had some Graphite Chalk Paint® and thought it would go well with the black of the letters - so I painted it.
Then I took all the typography stamps I had and stamped a load of letters all over the fronts of the drawers.
I wish I had some lower-case stamps - but I do not.
I used whatever ink pad I had in my stash and started stamping.
Lots and lots of stamping. . .
Bad, blurry pictures AGAIN!
I have GOT to get some lighting!
Anyway. . .
Then I blotted the ink by laying paper towels over the drawer front and pressing down on it like I would if I had a blotter.
I waxed the whole piece, except the drawer fronts, with dark wax.
Then I waxed the drawer fronts with clear wax
This gives a little differentiation for the flat panels of the drawers and helps the typography stamps stand out.
Once again I wish I had good pictures so you could see how great it looks.
But alas, I do not.
And I'm leaving in the morning to head to Oklahoma to visit my family for the holidays.
Bad pictures will just have to take a back seat.
I hope you are relaxed and ready to enjoy your holidays with family and friends!
I think the phrase goes something like this -
It's not about what is under the tree,
It's about who is around it!