I have the opportunity to join a creative group of furniture makeover—ers!
I get to share their talents here with you…and learn things along the way.
This project moved me to step out from my usual style.
I had two “design assistants” for this project. They’re both two toned now!
Each month the group of super duper talented furniture painters host a themed furniture makeover.
The first thing I thought of was two tone cars from the 50’s. I always wanted one.
Why would I??
It’s pretty ugly. Fake drawers with those dated pulls. We bought it at a yard sale for $5.
It’s chippy, scratched and roughed up from years of Homer, our German Shepherd, using it to get on our bed.
Now that Homer’s older, he rarely gets on the bed and when he does, we lift him up and down! All 120 lbs of Homer!
So the chest has lost it’s purpose except….
Rustic signs were a hit!
Many had black and cream stripes. Sorta “French” inspired.
So I removed those pulls. Then I painted the chest with my favorite “almost” black. I buy a quart of black and a quart of dark dated forest green. You know the color from the 80’s?? Then I mix 2 parts black with 1 part 80’s forest green. It becomes a soft not quite black color.
Next, after the paint dried, I measured out 2 inch stripes. Measured by painters tape. I found the center and worked both ways.
Would have been easier with 2 inch tape!
I smudged a little petroleum jelly in a few places, especially next to the tape, as a resistant.
For the chest and the pups!
Homer will be 10 next month and walks as clumsily as I do! Little Bella just likes to be near whatever I’m doing. Since they are both dark pups, they stayed back when the “almost” black was going on.
Now, that I’m painting the very light white gray, Homer walks by…
gray in his tail.
Bella starts playing with her monkey and…
an ear hits the paintbrush.
I love these guys! <3
Now for the pulls. I didn’t want knobs or pulls anymore. So I cut pieces of trim to cover the holes. These were painted with the light gray. I cut the ends to have a 45-degree angle. I will be saving those small scrap pieces cause I might just need to make another mantel!
Note to self: “When nailing half inch trim onto a 1/2 inch board an inch and a half nail is too long!”
I am blessed. Now to fix the hole in our gray blanket!
Please check what my friends created for their two-tone furniture makeovers.
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