I typically work with brighter colors and with multiple patterns on the same piece.
This time I decided for a calmer more sedate look.
Sometimes you need just a whisper of whimsy.
Not my usual full out shout.
This is my take on dialed back.
This chest was white when I started.
I am painting it for The Traveling Door sale.
I have one stall in the garage that is set up just for painting my bigger pieces.
Then I move them out on the driveway to take my photos.
I like being able to see my work in the sunlight.
The sun is unforgiving.
which are many,
become glaringly obvious.
I found a run today.
I have already sanded it down and repainted it.
Better to find it now than later.
I added the stripes to the front of the drawers for interest
and a few more to the sides.
I think I would rather see glass hardware here.
More of a vintage feel.
So I will probably change that out.
I thought about doing the top in a floral
of pinks and greens and yellows.
That is what I usually would do.
Not this time, though, I was striving for a more neutral look.
I thought of adding a white harlequin pattern on the top.
I love harlequin.
No, I thought better of it.
Too many straight lines.
So I finally opted for an all white floral.
I think it works.
I couldn't forgo mixed patterns all together.
I don't want to lose my style
for the sake of acceptance.
If I were going to keep this piece I might use it in a bathroom.
I would fill the shelves with towels.
I can see it in a bedroom
I would add a couple of baskets to hide clutter.
I think it would look great in a woman's office.
It could be a printer stand with storage to boot.
I hope it finds a happy home.
I enjoyed working on it.
It was a good for me to change it up.
Now I know I can.
Thanks for stopping by and having a look see.
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