Sunday, March 9, 2008
I have had this little dresser for years. It has had many incarnations. Dresser in my daughter's room. Holding tools in the garage, craft supplies, in the linen closet, back in my daughter's room as a Barbie high rise apartment building. When we moved into our new house, I knew it would be perfect in my living room. It had a really wonky paint job however, dark purple on top and pink and white on the bottom. (Painted many years ago at the request of a 7yr old Barbie fanatic.) Blindingly colorful, but not the look I had planned for my living room. I painted it walnut brown. I loved the original hardware so I left it the way it was. To dress up the drawers, I pulled out a Monet poster that I have had kicking around since college. It was pretty beat up on the edges, but I really loved the picture so I cut it and decoupaged it to the drawers. It turned out really well, no bubbles, and after weathering everything just a little bit, the whole thing now looks like an antique. My girlfriends came over for a stamp party and everyone had to keep touching the drawers because they thought the picture was painted not decoupaged. On a funny note, I now know that being a graffiti artist can be crossed off of my bucket list. I thought I was going to die after spraying the whole piece. How do those kids do it?