Saturday, September 28, 2013

Cherry Blossoms on a MCM

I've had quite a few people inquire if I was going to be doing anymore cherry blossoms
on a dresser. The last one I did was awhile back:
This one was done on a vintage tallboy.....see the process HERE
 And the second time was for a customer request on a vintage maple chest.....

So I decided to switch it up a bit and try the stenciling on this mid-century dresser. 
I thought this would make a great changing table in a nursery. 
I had planned on redoing the wood. However, upon closer inspection (which you cannot
see in the photos) the veneer on this piece was not in the best shape. It had a very
high-gloss top coat. While I was attempting to strip that off, it became apparent the existing
wood veneer had a lot of chips and divots.  I filled them in with filler and did quite a bit
of sanding to make the top and drawer fronts smooth and filled in. 

Lining up the stencils and trying to make the branches flow.....

I used my own mixture for the yellow chalk paint.
Even tho this was a stencil, I spent a lot of time going over each individual blossom, painting and shading, to give it a little more realistic look. 




Many, Many hours later..........fineto! 


Linking up at my fave parties!! :
Kammys Korner - Trash to Treasure Tuesdays
Domestically Speaking - The Power of Paint Party
The Shabby Creek Cottage - Transformation Thursday
Miss Mustardseed - Furniture Feature Friday
Funky Junk Interiors - Saturday Night Special
Knick of Time Interiors - Knick of Time Tuesday
My RePurposed Life                                        

5 comments:

  1. Love the blossoms! The yellow color just pops! I don't think I've told you before, but I just love your work. You're choice of colors are spot on!

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  2. Beautiful job! Love the gray? paint. :)

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  3. Featuring this tonight at Trash 2 Treasure on Kammy's Korner! LOVE IT!!!!!!!

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  4. you did a fabulous job on the dresser! catching you (featuring you) this week
    gail

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