2 colors = twice the fun!

Hello, hello! I just wanted to pop in for a moment and show you this TV console that I just finished yesterday. Here is a before photo:
Beautiful, right?! Such a solid and gorgeous piece to work with! Per request from client K it was first given a coat of Duck Egg blue, (by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint), and then a top coat of Paris Gray, (also by ASCP). After the top coat went on, I took a sanding block and rubbed the whole thing down, not enough to distress it, but enough to remove some of the Paris Gray and allow the Duck Egg to peek through. The contrast, though subtle, is absolutely stunning! My camera is not high tech enough to capture such subtle contrasts so you'll have to take my word for it ;) Then, I just used the sanding block gently around some of the edges of the piece and gave it a light distressed look.

Finished product:
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The next few are some close ups where I tried to capture the Duck Egg underneath:

What a privilege it was to work on such a beautiful piece! Definitely one of my favorite transformations thus far. And, I learned how stunning a subtle contrast in color can be! You don't always have to have 2 very contrasting colors to make a statement. Wonderful choice, K!

Thank you for popping by and have a wonderful day!


One week until the door opens!

Well, it's that time again! The Garage is full of fresh new pieces all ready to go to new homes. The door opens this Saturday, March 31 at 10am. I will be open all day until 4pm, so even if you aren't interested in any furniture please come check it out and say hello! There will be refreshments available, of course; it just wouldn't be Chelsea's Garage without some food around somewhere ;)

Here are some photos I posted after the last sale in February. To see some of the more recent pieces, please see my 'Shop' link in the left column.

For the address please contact me and I will be happy to send it to you! Hope to see you there!