Hi friends! How's everyone doing out there; warm and safe, I hope? We are buried inside the house today and I cannot be more thankful for the countless blessings that have kept my family warm and safe through this winter storm. My thoughts and prayers keep returning to those who are without.
Since the temps have not been ideal for furniture painting I've had to bring my work inside, (an especially challenging task with three little ones literally running laps and going stir crazy)! A compact mid-century dresser was the first one finished and I've been anxious to show you my experiment with a herringbone pattern!
This was not a hard pattern to apply once I figured out what I was doing...(easier said than done)! Here is what the blue tape looked like before I painted on some Old White by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
If you're looking for a perfect herringbone pattern tutorial, this is not the right stop. I've seen intense measuring in other tutorials to get the pattern just right, but I really just eyeballed mine and think the imperfection is so charming on this piece.
Once I painted the pattern on I removed the blue tape almost immediately. Then once the paint was completely dry, I took a fine grit sanding sponge and rubbed over the pattern in a back and forth motion until there was enough fading to give it a time worn feel.
The body of the piece I also gave a few coats of Old White, by ASCP, and then gently distressed the edges.
This piece has such exciting possibilities! It would make a welcoming entrance piece, or put a whimsical spin on a child's room, (and the dimensions make it compatible with a contoured baby changing pad), or an edgy buffet in a dining room. I can't wait to see who it ends up with!
36"L x 30"H x 19"D
Thank you for stopping by!
This post was originally published on Chelsea's Garage, now affectionately known as StyleMutt.