June 29, 2012

MMS Feature & My Labor of Love

My red dresser was featured on Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday!!!!!

I still cannot believe she featured me. This is what she said:
"My most surprising favorite pick is by Helen of Picked & Painted. I would have never, ever thought I would like a dresser painted this color, but I think it is lovely. Good for you, Helen, for stepping out of the white/gray/black world. It really paid off".

Would it be weird to print it, frame it, and stare at it all day? Well, maybe not all day!

Okay, now on to my labor of love.

Last year I found this china cabinet at Goodwill and I had to have it. I was excited, it was a great price and I was up for a challenge. This piece was a challenge and next time I may turn and run, perhaps sprint, when I find a china cabinet for sale. This was a labor of love but oh, I do love it!



Everything looks pretty up close.
The knobs gradually get bigger in size. 

I didn't want to go too crazy with the distressing so I tried to keep it minimal. 

I wanted to do a stencil on the inside of the hutch but I wasn't happy with the way it looked so I decided to keep it all one color.
I also painted the inside of the buffet. 

I used Swiss Coffee by Behr and the blue was an "oops" paint I had on hand. I used the paint can to prop up a picture frame that I was spray painting and well....I didn't really think that one through. The over-spray covered the paint label so I have no idea what color it is. I like to call it Peacock Blue. 

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