Held Up By Angel Wings

Wow, when I saw this piece I just knew she was coming home with me!  And…today was the day for her makeover!!!  Today was also the day I was running low on supplies.  I knew I wanted to paint her using whites and grays but when I went to my paint cabinet I could see I was in trouble.  So I grabbed everything I had along with a handy stir stick.  After painting all the detailed areas in CeCe Caldwell’s Chalk Paint Vintage White, I poured what I had left into a container with some Vermont Slate (I was out of all my lighter grays).  It was still darker than I wanted so I emptied the can of my version of homemade ASCP Old White and mixed it in.  It made just enough to finish the project.  Whew, I guess my next stop will be to the paint store!

I will be delivering her to Furniture Affair next week.  I’ll also be a Guest Painter there on Tuesday and Wednesday.  If you find yourself in the area, stop by and say “hi”.

 First, I painted all detailed areas that I wanted to stand out when the piece was finished.  The rest of the cabinet I painted in gray.

 As you can see ~ I’m back in my dining room painting again.  It’s a little too chilly in the garage right now.  I know, I’m a wimp.  Living in Arizona and I have to put on a sweatshirt to go outside and can’t wear my flip flops for the month of January.  It’s a rough life!  Haha
 I also painted a coat of white on each drawer front.

 Once that step was complete and dry, using the gray paint again, I painted over all the white areas.  You don’t need to be super picky about this step because on the next step you’ll just be rubbing it off again. Then I took a half hour lunch break with the Hubs!!!

 Next, I took a damp cloth and proceeded to rub off some of the gray to expose the white underneath.
 You can rub as little or as much as you want depending on how much of the underneath color you want to expose.  I also wanted to expose some of the original gold color so I rubbed a little harder in some areas.  The last step was to take my mixture of clear and dark waxes and brush her all down.  Then I took a smooth cloth and wiped off any excess.  She is now protected and ready for her debut.
 And here’s she is in all her glory!
A few close-ups!
 Being held up by Angels…my favorite part of this entire piece.  LOVE the wings!!!
 And of-coarse she wanted to be dressed up for her final photo shoot.

Hope you are all have a wonderful week-end!

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  1. Simply gorgeous!~

  2. Wow – she would have been coming home with me too!
    Gorgeous transformation!

  3. Looks great–I have never seen feet like that. Very unique!

  4. beautiful! I love these types of work .. shame the distance I would certainly buy from Furniture Affair .. my compliments the piece of furniture and Favolosooooo! Hello and Happy Holidays to Italy http://lasoffittadipantyra.blogspot.com/

  5. Very beautiful! The colors are also just perfect!

  6. That piece is exceptional. You really hit the mark with the colors, so much prettier for her. Love how the whole piece is styled but the legs are the winners for me. Hope whomever buys her will appreciate her. I’d sure love to have her. Happy 2013 Keep up the good work.

  7. This turned out gorgeous! I have never seen a piece like this, with angel’s wings for legs! I am sure it will go fast. Thanks for sharing. -K

  8. What a lovely piece Judy! I bet it sells FAST! Hope your 2013 is off to a great start!!!

  9. A very unusual piece and such a beauty. Wish I could buy it. And your white display pops beautifully against the grey!


  10. You really created a new beauty here!!! LOVE the colour and shabby look!


  11. Thanks for all the kind comments on my blog! I love what you did with this piece!

    And I am following back!

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