Ever just have a 'blah' kind of day?? Well, that's the kind I'm having. I don't like it and I'm in a funk. I keep telling myself to get out of it, but it's not working. Maybe it's just the hubby being gone and all the special days that fall during this time of May that has me a bit down. For me one of the hardest things about the military life is not seeing family for all of these special times - one of Justin's nieces birthday's was last Friday, Justin's birthday is today, my Mom's birthday would have been this coming Tuesday, and of course Mother's Day is right around the corner (which makes me miss my Mom so much). I will just keep pressing on though, and these days will pass and there will be joy for me through it!
Okay, moving on from the sad funk...onto something bold and bright. This is a dresser I did for a customer. It was going to be for her little girls room. The daughter LOVES purple. So, they went to Benjamin Moore and this is the paint chip color the daughter picked out.
This client contacted me and wanted a dresser, but wanted to look at some that I had on hand and this was the one she picked.
It pretty much looked like a hot mess here-really boring and outdated, but I assured her we could bring some life to it:
Not only did they want a bit of white popping through, but they also wanted a slightly distressed, worn look as well. I used a bit of dark wax to achieve the desired look:
The hardware got the usual ORB and we were able to use the existing hardware.
The entire piece was waxed with Minwax Paste Wax in Natural.
My client and her daughter loved this piece and the way it turned out. I just love it when customer is so excited with the end result!
A perfect addition to a little girls room, don't you think?