Tuesday, February 7

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice.....

My newest project brought me back to the days when my now 16yr old daughter loved pink, pink everything and I dressed her as girly as I could and you'd think I would grow out  of  my obsession of dousing her in vat of Pepto Bismol goodness...Well, I did and and that baby has grown into a beautiful young lady with a great sense of style of her own minus the pink!

Alexa's 1yr pic!!

Alexa 16yrs @ Nana's

My new client Amy wanted to bring a piece of her childhood back to life for her little girl with a little paint. You can imagine how excited I was to to able to relive the little girl pink phase again vicariously through Amy!

This is a great little secretary, good bones just needed a little pink and a little love! We decided that a creamy white with peeps of pink will bring this little lovely back to life. Dipping it in the vat of Pepto that I have on reserve would probably not be the best choice. 

After I primed with an adhesion primer, sanded her down, I sprayed her pink and used Valspar's Pink Frenzy.  We wanted to have those pops of pink ready to go once I sprayed the final color.  

 I used Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White as the final layer.  Once she dried I used a technique that I learned from Kristi at 4 the love of wood, if you're not familiar with her, check her out she is ubber talented!  I wanted to distress just enough get to those peeps of pink but not down to the wood.  If you take a wet sponge to chalk paint it removes it almost as easy as sandpaper and it took me only to the pink.

 I finished her up with 3 coats of polycrylic, sanding between each and then added fabric to the backing of the book shelf.

Here she is......

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