I work with a lot of different color combinations. One of my favorites; pink, green, black & white. I’ve used it on this redo and this piece, plus this end table as well. I just love how the colors complement each other, so I decided to use it again on this piece.
If you remember, I found this piece on a recent trip to Gothic City Architectural Antiques in Buffalo. I purchased it for a steal. Probably because there were some items that needed to be fixed on it. The drawer for starters, it was warped inside, so we needed to replace the wood.
Then the bottom panel was pretty loose, but after further investigation I discovered it was pretty rotten, so that needed to be replaced as well. The top was rough and needed to be puttied and sanded too.
But after the repairs were made and the piece was primed twice, it was ready to be painted. I hadn’t done a real full blown girly piece in awhile, so I was excited to get started. As always, I started on the bottom and worked my way up. I’d recently seen on other blogs that people were incorporating numbers into their pieces, and although they were “shabby chic” pieces, I liked the idea of adding numbers (as well as words) to my project. I decided to go with the number 67. Why, you ask? Ummm…best year EVER!
I wanted to create a shadow around the outer edges of the inner circle, just to separate it from the busy background. Once the lighter green was dry, I applied a darker shade with a paintbrush in the areas where I thought a darker shade would look best.
While the paint was still wet, I dabbed at it with a small wet piece of a kitchen sponge. Don’t wipe it off, rather gently sponge the paint outward till it blends with the darker color.
I did this on the outer edges of the circle, as well as, in the middle and behind the numbers creating a 3-D effect.
I used this same technique on the rose, on the top of the table as well.
I worked up the legs with fine detail
and added hot pink flower appliques to the sides.
This was the final piece!
The next project…
These two fabulous end tables! Fabulous? Yes, trust me, they are, or rather turn out to be pretty cool. I did something completely different on these. So, stay tuned for my next big adventure!
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