One of my readers recently asked me where my inspiration comes from for the things I work on. Well, for the most part, I get ideas from things I see. Pictures from magazines, books and Pinterest are great motivators. I'll see something and think.....ooooh I like that. Or, sometimes I just want to try a new paint or new finish that someone has recently done on a project because it looks neat. Or, maybe I have piece that is old and calling out for a makeover.
So I thought I'd take you all through the process of finding some inspiration and making the inspiration come to life.
Here is my inspiration for the next piece I'm going to be working on.
Enter ugly green dresser.
When buying an old dresser. My advice to you is to make sure it is in good shape. Make sure the drawers work and that it is in fairly good condition, or you may be spending a lot more time fixing and replacing things than you intended.
Once sanded and ready to go I started with a blue paint. If you look at the Annie Sloan finished picture above, you can see that once the piece is distressed, there are peeks of blue coming through the grey finish. If you want that to happen, the blue needs to be your first layer. I used Napoleonic Blue, which is really more of a navy - except when used on a bright green paint. :)
Hope you have a great Wednesday!