We picked this dresser (and another one) up at 6:00 AM on a Tuesday morning.
They were the last two items in a POD.
Just waiting for us.
In the dark and quiet.
And it was foggy.
In a really nice neighborhood.
We were in a black vehicle.
With dark tinted windows.
We wore black hoodies.
We were whispering.
And trying to not slam the doors.
Trying not to wake anyone.
While putting some very heavy dressers into the vehicle.
They were big.
And every sound seemed magnified.
We had to make two trips.
In the dark.
The police never came.
It was THAT CLOSE!
That's a line from a show. Or a movie. Or something.
If you know the line, please tell me where it's from.
I painted this puppy right up.
With Chalk Paint® in Primer Red and Coco.
The Coco over a sloppy coat of the Primer Red.
Oh by the way,
This is what it looked like right after we
It's quite large scale.
The insides are gorgeous.
After the Coco was dry I wet sanded it to expose a bit of the red.
I've used this technique before - two color distress.
Someday soon I'm going to show you how.
To two-color distress.
I know some tricks.
It's just so pretty in person.
After the distressing I waxed with dark wax, and clear wax. Both Annie Sloan.
The next day I buffed it.
Quicker than a wink!
Well, sort of.
It's really quite lovely.
Much prettier than the ugly grey day I had to take pictures.
I hope your days are sunnier than mine!
And that your new year is going swimmingly.
Have you finished anything yet this year?
P.S. We did NOT steal the dressers. We had paid for them. We just hadn't had a chance to pick them up and the POD was going to be picked up early that morning...
Miss Mustard Seed