Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Queen Bee Bureau
I am so excited to share my latest Craigslist find and reVogue! Every time I finish a piece of furniture I say it is my favorite but this one really is my favorite so far.
I really love all the character in the wood and so I didn't want to get rid of it completely. BUT, come on, I paint furniture. That's just what I do.
So in keeping with that thought I decided to keep the front drawers and top wood and paint the base.
This was also somewhat of an experiment for me. I used CeCe Caldwell paint for the first time. I liked the selection of colors this paint comes in but it just didn't cover like I'm used to. I needed three coats of paint for this bureau. This is painted in CeCe's Vintage White (the first two coats) and then Dover White is the top coat you see.
The whole piece got a coat of Minwax Finish Paste. She is silky smooth and ready to stand up to some of the toughest of kids.
On the middle drawer front you may notice a tiny change. I am over the moon in love with how this turned out. So many thanks to Artsy Chicks Rule for inspiring me to try this on a piece of my furniture. And of course, the wonderful Graphics Fairy because her printables totally rock!
So it is so so easy to add a graphic to your piece if you choose too. You just have to commit to the time that it takes. This took me an afternoon to transfer and paint.
I started by printing the graphic I liked from Graphics Fairy.
I then cut around and made it a good size to work with.
I rubbed the side of a piece of white chalk on the back side of the graphic.
Then layed it down in the placement I liked. Using a ball point pen, I traced over the outside of the design. I didn't bother with the detail because I figured it would just become too jumbled and I wouldn't be able to see it anyway.
I took the graphic off and the design had transferred. Using a very fine tip paintbrush and black acrylic paint I went to town (for hours) painting the design on the bureau.
I think it was worth all the time invested. I love how Miss Queen Bee looks. I am sad to say I must part with her but she is FOR SALE!
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Posted by Kimberly Glinski at 4:28 PM