APRIL FAB FURNITURE FLIPPIN CONTEST THEME: ORIGINAL ELEGANCE
April is flying by and I can't believe we are on our way towards May. Totally crazy! I feel like it was just my 29th birthday in March. That only means that I better be going after my "last year of my 20's" goals before I hit the big 3-0. I feel like this month has a been a whirlwind of obligations. When I get really stressed like this month, I love to unwind by painting something. It's so therapeutic for me. That's why I love the Fab Flippin' Furniture Contest hosted by Carrie over at Thirty Eight Street & Stacie at Anastasia Vintage every month. It allows me to de-stress, paint something and work with amazing sponsors! Side note: If you are a blogger and you are interested in participating in the contest, you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how.
For my 27th birthday, I think, don't quote me on that, my mom gave me a new vintage inspired Singer sewing machine. Isn't it really terrible that I can't remember? That reminds me, I need to
take it in to be tuned up. Is that even what you call it? Anyways, after that, she bought this adorable vintage sewing table/cabinet. The top flips up and over and the sewing machine comes up so that it creates a work area. The original sewing machine is still inside and my plan is to switch it out with my new one. So adorable right? When she found it, it was a solid wood color and it needed a little work. Nothing that I couldn't do right? So I stole it from her garage. Well not exactly stole it but took it with a vision of a cute makeover for my machine so that I could get some sewing done.
Here is the before.
I then painted it a cream color and it stayed like that until I got the opportunity to work with Pure & Original Paint. They are a LUXURY brand and are imported from the Netherlands. Amazing right? For this project I used their Classico Chalk paint which was velvety and rich.
I started off my painting to coats of "White Rhino which is a gray with a slight blue tint.
*I was getting really excited and had to try out my sparkly knobs.
After I let the 2 coats of White Rhino dry completely, I rounded up a dry rag, damp rag and black glaze.
Dip a little of the dry cloth into the glaze and white/rub it on over an area. Then take the damp rag and wipe off as much as you want creating a look that you love. It is all personal preference. Continue to do exactly that over the entire piece. Let dry.
I then added the gold paint in the detail. I will be showing you the easiest way to do that Monday! You won't believe how easy it was... After that has dried. Add your sparkly knobs and you are done!
Be sure to check out the other amazing projects by visiting Thirty Eighth Street and Anastasia Vintage.